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Here you will find statistical information about the City of Santa Cruz -- everything from area maps, census data, real estate listings, links to our school system and much more.

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Population: 63,789 (2015 DOF Estimate)

General Statistics:

Wikipedia Santa Cruz

Census Data

Sales Tax Update (PDF)

Santa Cruz Community Assessment Project

Statistical Data for Santa Cruz County
From the California Dept. of Finance. This file is formatted in Excel.

Consumer Price Index:

CPI for Oakland-San Jose


Santa Cruz Police Dept. Crime Statistics

Employment Data:

Labor Force & Unemployment Data
Current Labor Force and Industry Employment for the County
Projected Employment by Industry for the County


MLS Listings
Shows prices of some homes currently for sale in the county. Please note: this link is provided in order to give an idea of housing costs in the area. It is not an endorsement or recommendation of the real estate companies involved.


Data by Size of Firm
Scroll down the page to Santa Cruz listing. Tables for several years are available.
Taxable Sales


School District Information
California's Standarized Testing and Reporting Program

Weather & Views:

Current Conditions at Santa Cruz per The Weather Channel.
Photos of Santa Cruz: Terragalleria
For maps of the area, go to our Maps Page

Contact email.


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