Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
127,392
0.692% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
0.548% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14%
12.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$88,908
11.6% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$860,000
4.94% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
60,477
4.79% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA had a population of 127k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $88,908. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA grew from 126,517 to 127,392, a 0.692% increase and its median household income grew from $79,669 to $88,908, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.91%), Other (Hispanic) (5.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.89%).

23.3% of the households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.2% of the residents in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are University of California-Santa Cruz (5,959 degrees awarded in 2020) and Five Branches University (86 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was $860,000, and the homeownership rate was 54.1%.

Most people in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is home to a population of 127k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.8% of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (16.3k people).

In 2020, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k White (Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Spanish (17,812 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,501 households), and German (743 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,428
Women
52.1%
61,166
Men
47.9%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 127,594 inhabitants, with 47.9% men, and 52.1% women.

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Citizenship

93.2%
2020 Citizenship
92.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.2% of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84k ± 1.83k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 1.2k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.8k ± 628
21.4%
Hispanic Population
27.2k people

In 2020, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k White (Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.4% of the people in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are hispanic (27.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,382 ± 1,763 people
  2. China
    1,502 ± 946 people
  3. Germany
    739 ± 665 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 5,382 Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents, followed by China with 1,502 and Germany with 739.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.3k people
13.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people

As of 2020, 12.8% of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents (16.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    17,812 households (14.6%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,501 households (2.04%)
  3. German
    743 households (0.607%)

23.3% of the households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Spanish. 14.6% of the households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,108 ± 387
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    527 ± 189
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    483 ± 147

Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA employs 60.5k people. The largest industries in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,712 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,592 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,988 people), and the highest paying industries are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($294,793), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($287,478), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($214,793).

Males in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $74,474. The income inequality in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.536, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,480
Women
48.7%
30,997
Men
51.3%

The workforce of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2020 was 60,477 people, with 48.7% woman, and 51.3% men.

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Occupations

60.5k
2020 Value
4.79%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 4.79%, from 57.7k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, are Postsecondary teachers (2,026 people), Other managers (2,012 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,836 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.5k
2020 Value
4.79%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 4.79%, from 57.7k employees to 60.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,712 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,592 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,988 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,408
Median earning men ± $3,007
$37,080
Median earning women ± $3,396

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($104,018), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,879), and Public Administration ($82,297).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($85,213), Wholesale Trade ($79,758), and Information ($74,393).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA awarded 6,045 degrees. The student population of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 10,203 male students and 9,307 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are White (1,950 and 34.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,641 and 29.3%), Asian (1,304 and 23.3%), and Two or More Races (444 and 7.94%).

The largest universities in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Santa Cruz (5,959 and 98.6%) and Five Branches University (86 and 1.42%).

The most popular majors in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Computer Science (713 and 11.8%), General Psychology (521 and 8.62%), and Cellular & Molecular Biology (351 and 5.81%).

The median tuition cost in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA for a public four year colleges is $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 19,510 (52.3% men and 47.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 19,510 students enrolled in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, 52.3% men and 47.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,061 records, of which 47.8% were women and 52.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 667 degree-majors awarded
  2. 514 degree-majors awarded
  3. 341 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Computer Science with 667 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,959 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Santa Cruz with 5,959 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,867 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, which is 0.902 times less than the 3,178 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,950 degrees mean that there were 1.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,641 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,442) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,583) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,085) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.819% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.653% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2020 were Some college (32.7k), Bachelors Degree (25.3k), and Graduate Degree (17.9k).

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The median property value in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was $860,000 in 2020, which is 3.74 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $819,500 to $860,000, a 4.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is 54.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is $88,908. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

Property

$860,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,697
$26,116
Median Property Taxes
±$1,183

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.1%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 54.1% of the housing units in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $184,672, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $170,304 and $164,769.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$88,908
Median Household Income
± $3,133
48.2k
Number of Households
± 1,784

In 2020, the median household income of the 48.2k households in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA grew to $88,908 from the previous year's value of $79,669.

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Wage Distribution

0.536
2020 Wage GINI in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA
0.549
2019 Wage GINI in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA

In 2020, the income inequality in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 0.536 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.38% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (64.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Walked (7.49%)

In 2020, 64.4% of workers in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who walked to work (7.49%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA (16.3k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.1% of the population of Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 0.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 29.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.93%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
20.7%
Non-Group
0.71%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA declined by 39.4% from 9.79% to 5.93%.

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