In 2019, Santa Cruz County, CA had a population of 273k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $89,269. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Santa Cruz County, CA declined from 274,255 to 273,213, a −0.38% decrease and its median household income grew from $86,941 to $89,269, a 2.68% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), White (Hispanic) (20.8%), Other (Hispanic) (9.83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%). 0% of the households in Santa Cruz County, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 91.2% of the residents in Santa Cruz County, CA are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in Santa Cruz County, CA was $839,500, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%. Most people in Santa Cruz County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, CA was 2 cars per household.