In 2018, Santa Cruz County, CA had a population of 274k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $86,941. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Santa Cruz County, CA declined from 275,897 to 274,255, a -0.595% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,705 to $86,941, a 9.08% increase.
The population of Santa Cruz County, CA is 56.6% White Alone, 34.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.71% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Santa Cruz County, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.7% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Santa Cruz County, CA are University of California-Santa Cruz (4,867 degrees awarded in 2017), Cabrillo College (1,622 degrees), and Five Branches University (100 degrees).
The median property value in Santa Cruz County, CA is $815,100, and the homeownership rate is 60.1%. Most people in Santa Cruz County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, CA is 2 cars per household.