The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Cruz jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz's cost of living is 103.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Cruz, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, Santa Cruz county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.4% to 18.5%. More Voting Stats
Santa Cruz's population is 64,317 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.8%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 23.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Santa Cruz is Real Estate: $1,227,100
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.2%.
Santa Cruz public schools spend $10,353 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.2 students per teacher in Santa Cruz. More Education