Santa Cruz County, CA has a population of 274,673 people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $77,613. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Santa Cruz County, CA grew from 274,146 to 274,673, a 0.19% increase and its median household income grew from $65,139 to $77,613, a 19.1% increase.
The population of Santa Cruz County, CA is 57.6% White, 33.5% Hispanic, and 4.86% Asian. 32.4% 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, with 4,674 graduates, Cabrillo College, with 1,765 graduates, and Five Branches University, with 116 graduates.
The median property value in Santa Cruz County, CA is $712,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in Santa Cruz County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, CA is 2 cars per household.
Santa Cruz County, CA is the 24th most populated county in California and borders Monterey County, CA; San Benito County, CA; San Mateo County, CA; and Santa Clara County, CA.