Santa Cruz demographics profile

StatisticSanta CruzCaliforniaNational
Population63,31038,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,96923291
Median age28.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)31%52%55%
Speak English75%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%
Santa Cruz, CA has a population of 63,310 and is the 594th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,969 per sq mi which is 2038% higher than the California average and 5385% higher than the national average. The median age in Santa Cruz is 29 which is approximately 20% lower than the California average of 36. In Santa Cruz, 31% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 75% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 63% of Santa Cruz residents were born in California, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Santa Cruz is 2038% higher than California.
  • The median age in Santa Cruz is 20% lower than California.
  • In Santa Cruz 78.35% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Santa Cruz 1.31% of the population is African American.
  • In Santa Cruz 9.25% of the population is Asian.

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Santa Cruz population breakdown by race

RaceSanta CruzCaliforniaNational
Caucasian78.35%61.26%73.35%
African American1.31%5.85%12.63%
Asian9.25%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.59%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.75%4.62%3.06%
Other race4.67%13.28%4.75%
In Santa Cruz, 20.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Santa Cruz, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).