The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz County is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Cruz County jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz County's cost of living is 84.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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Santa Cruz county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats
Santa Cruz County's population is 273,263 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.4%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 26.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Santa Cruz County is Real Estate: $834,900
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.2%.
Santa Cruz County public schools spend $10,610 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.2 students per teacher in Santa Cruz County. More Education