Santa Cruz County, California 

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Population

274,146

19% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$66,923

Avg. Home Price

$853,200

Best Places to Live in Santa Cruz County, California

Beach town complex / Small town - Northern California on Pacific coast, 60 miles south of San Francisco
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Year-round climate
-Educational attainment
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Healthcare
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area

Santa Cruz, a colorful mix of college town, beach town, and cultural center, is an attraction for hippies, yuppies and families alike. The city is famous for its boardwalk, wide sandy beaches and beach amusements. Watsonville is an agricultural center inland, and Soquel and Capitola to the south are more sedate but very attractive beach towns. The University of California at Santa Cruz brings some college life, and the population in general is highly educated. Excellent outdoor recreation is available just to the north in the coastal forests and state parks of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Santa Cruz County
Metro Area: Santa_Cruz-Watsonville
City: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, 30 total
Zip Codes: 95076, 95060, 95062, 95003, 95066, 95073, 95033, 95010, 95006, 95064, 17 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz County is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Cruz County jobs have increased by 2.14%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz County's cost of living is 110.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Santa Cruz County's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Santa Cruz County's population is 274,146 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.40%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Cruz County is $853,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.53%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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MAPS OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
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ZIP CODES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
95076, 95060, 95062, 95003, 95066, 95073, 95033, 95010, 95006, 95064, 17 total
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