Statistic Santa Cruz California National
Population 65,011 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 5,103 256 91
Median age 28.1 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 32% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 41% 46% 43%
Speak English 73% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 14% 29% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Santa Cruz is 1893% higher than California
  • The median age in Santa Cruz is 22% lower than California
  • In Santa Cruz 72.58% of the population is White
  • In Santa Cruz 2.12% of the population is Black
  • In Santa Cruz 10.34% of the population is Asian

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      Santa Cruz population breakdown by race

      Race Santa Cruz California National
      White 72.58% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 2.12% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 10.34% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.70% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.07% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 7.74% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 6.45% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Santa Cruz, 20.7% 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 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).