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

25.93% Lower than national avg.
  • 311 offenders in Santa Cruz County
  • 11.66 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $675,000
  • Median Sales Price: $571,500
  • Foreclosures: 41
  • Homes For Sale: 404
  • Homes For Rent: 3

Environmental Hazards

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

Unemployment

Moderate 4.7%
  • California unemployment average: 4.7%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

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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

311 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$675,000 compared to September 2016
Median Sales Price
$571,500 compared to September 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

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

404 Homes For Sale View All

$815,000
423 Calle Del Sol
Aptos, CA 95003
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$679,500
818 Maher Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$375,000
121 Blaine St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$838,899
214 Sherman Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2 Beds | 1 Baths

41 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$521,000
Ocean View
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$472,896
Emmanuel
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$198,500
Prendergast Ln
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$498,366
Gregory
Watsonville, CA 95076
4 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

3 Rental Properties View All

$4,950
15th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$3,500
1700 Jacklyn Ct
Watsonville, CA 95076
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$3,800
403 12th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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 6.27 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.

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Median Household Income

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

Unemployment

Unemployment in Santa Cruz County is 4.7%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.7% 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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