Santa Cruz County, CA

Current Temperature ° Population 266,776

Homefacts County Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 47%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 37.2%

Registered Offenders

23.25% Lower than national avg.
  • 309 offenders in Santa Cruz County
  • 11.58 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $749,000
  • Median Sales Price: $630,000
  • Foreclosures: 46
  • Homes For Sale: 493
  • Homes For Rent: 1

Environmental Hazards

526 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 14
  • Superfunds: 45
  • Tanks & Spills: 467

Unemployment

Very High 5.6%
  • California unemployment average: 5.4%
  • National unemployment average: 4.4%

Schools view all

82 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 82 K-12 public schools in Santa Cruz County, CA and 29 private schools. Homefacts rates Santa Cruz County's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

309 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$749,000 compared to July 2016
Median Sales Price
$630,000 compared to July 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    11.6%
  • Rented
    39.4%
  • Owned
    49%

493 Homes For Sale View All

$1,500,000
890 West Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,195,000
1 Brooktree Ln
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$600,000
0 Ridge Drive
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
-- Beds | -- Baths
$289,000
789 Green Valley Rd #153
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths

46 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$381,125
Cathedral Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$607,000
Casa Linda
Aptos, CA 95003
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$368,939
Maher
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$472,896
Emmanuel
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

291 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Santa Cruz County, CA issued 291 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 291 permits, 172 were issued for single family homes and 119 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Santa Cruz County, CA issued 210 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 210 permits, 129 were issued for single family homes and 81 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

1 Rental Property View All

$4,000
1700 Jacklyn Ct
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Santa Cruz County, CA
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,160
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,375
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,828
  • 3 Bedrooms: $2,425
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,723

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Environmental Hazards

526 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Santa Cruz County, CA
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Santa Cruz County, CA
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  • Superfunds
    in Santa Cruz County, CA
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Santa Cruz County, CA
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HAZARDOUS (0/0)
    Santa Cruz County, CA has 0% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Santa Cruz County, CA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.81 Average
    Santa Cruz County, CA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 50.97°
  • February 51.27°
  • March 52.72°
  • April 55.42°
  • May 62.5°
  • June 61.9°
  • July 61.93°
  • August 62.62°
  • September 63.42°
  • October 61.05°
  • November 55.12°
  • December 49.4°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Santa Cruz County, CA

Earthquakes
Santa Cruz County, CA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Santa Cruz County, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Santa Cruz County, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Santa Cruz County, CA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Santa Cruz County, CA: $65,139

Unemployment

Unemployment in Santa Cruz County is 5.6%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.4% and 8.4% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.65%
White Collar - 59.35%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Neighborhood Info

4 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

21 FCC Towers view all

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