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  EMPLOYMENT INFORMATIONSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Income per Cap.  $29,177$28,555
  Household Income  $61,533$53,482
  Unemployment Rate  5.60%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  2.14%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  38.68%37.98%
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- That Job Growth in Santa Cruz has been Positive.
- Jobs have Increased by 2.14% over the past year.
- The average salary in Santa Cruz is $61,533.
- The median home cost in Santa Cruz is $809,500

  AVERAGE SALARY BY OCCUPATIONSanta_Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Business, Financial$51,683$55,431
  Computer, Math$65,957$73,554
  Architecture, Engineering$70,302$74,001
  Social Service$31,949$38,592
  Arts, Entertainment$30,761$36,374
  Health Practitioners$61,625$64,417
  Health Technicians$28,229$35,954
  Healthcare Support$28,750$22,334
  Fire Fighters$24,000$29,766
  Law Enforcement$84,602$55,397
  Food Prep, Serving$10,830$13,351
  Cleaning, Maintenance$16,286$18,423
  Personal Care$13,222$15,351
  Sales, Related$20,715$26,485
  Office Admin, Support$21,256$29,268
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$21,250$19,254
  Construction, Extraction$40,725$32,468
  Maintence, Repair$18,073$40,948
  Material Moving$13,157$22,126
  AVERAGE SALARY BY INDUSTRYSanta_Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$14,967$24,135
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$0$62,204
  Wholesale Trade$45,714$41,714
  Retail Trade$20,278$21,666
  Transportation and Warehousing$54,338$40,449
  Finance and Insurance$45,661$50,584
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$34,442$36,265
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$46,389$59,897
  Management of Companies and Enterprises$50,547$61,392
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$32,236$23,873
  Educational Services$23,543$37,346
  Health Care and Social Assistance$37,079$33,234
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$22,402$21,042
  Accommodation and Food Services$10,498$14,790
  Other Services$20,223$22,627
  Public Administration$62,039$51,719

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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)



Santa Cruz

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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