Santa Cruz employment information

IndexSanta CruzCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$29,177$29,906$28,555
Median household income$61,533$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$100,472$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$40,195$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$26,409$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$17,281$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate4.6%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level24.3%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Santa Cruz is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Santa Cruz is 15% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Santa Cruz is 56% higher than the national average.

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Santa Cruz median earnings by income bracket

Santa Cruz employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.4%1.2%
Manufacturing sector8.9%1.0%
Financial & insurance services2.2%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services12.9%14.3%
Public administration3.5%2.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%1.3%
Education, health & social services21.9%38.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pasatiempo, CA1,016$175,536228%
Lexington Hills, CA2,367$125,893135%
La Selva Beach, CA2,932$108,611103%
Scotts Valley, CA11,711$102,92792%
Rio del Mar, CA9,240$95,93879%
Santa Cruz, CA62,045$61,53315%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bethesda, MD62,024$145,288172%
Eden Prairie, MN62,096$95,69779%
Daytona Beach, FL61,913$28,16447%
Waltham, MA61,908$73,16237%
Dundalk, MD62,186$49,2258%
Santa Cruz, CA62,045$61,53315%
Source: The Santa Cruz, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.