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The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz, California, is 5.60%, with job growth of 2.14%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.68%.

Santa Cruz, California Taxes
Santa Cruz, California,sales tax rate is 8.75%. Income tax is 8.00%.

Santa Cruz, California Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $29,177, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $61,533.

  ECONOMYSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  5.60%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  2.14%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  38.68%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  8.75%6.00%
  Income Taxes  8.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $29,177$28,555
  Household Income  $61,533$53,482
  Family Median Income  $79,431$65,443
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting  1.17%1.35%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction  0.00%0.61%
  Construction  4.85%6.19%
  Manufacturing  7.28%10.41%
  Wholesale trade  1.87%2.72%
  Retail trade  11.45%11.55%
  Transportation and warehousing  0.95%4.11%
  Utilities  00
  Information  2.34%2.12%
  Finance and insurance  2.43%4.69%
  Real estate, rental, leasing  1.58%1.89%
  Professional, scientific, technical services  9.59%6.68%
  Management of companies  0.08%0.08%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs  2.58%4.27%
  Educational services  20.48%9.34%
  Health care and social assistance  9.15%13.81%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation  2.87%2.16%
  Accommodation, food services  12.62%7.44%
  Other services  4.88%4.94%
  Public administration  3.11%4.80%
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Santa Cruz- paradise on earth

I have spent my entire life working toward living in Santa Cruz County and in 2005 finally made it. While there are people living here and all of the commensurate social... (Read More)



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I have owned a home in Soquel (right next to Santa Cruz) for 24 years and spent lots of time in SC. First, noise is JUST LIKE everywhere else. Second, if you have... (Read More)



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