StatisticSanta CruzCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)4,96925691
Median age28.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)31%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%46%43%
Speak English75%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Santa Cruz is 1841% higher than California
  • The median age in Santa Cruz is 20% lower than California
  • In Santa Cruz 78.35% of the population is White
  • In Santa Cruz 1.31% of the population is Black
  • In Santa Cruz 9.25% of the population is Asian

Compare Santa Cruz, CA Demographics


      Santa Cruz population breakdown by race

      RaceSanta CruzCaliforniaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Santa Cruz age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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