Santa Cruz County Information

Santa Cruz in California occupies 607 square miles and has a 2006 population of 249,705, a change from a 2000 population of 255,600 and 229,734 in 1990. 16.3% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12% percent is 25-35, and 14.5% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,198 acts of violent crime reported in Santa Cruz in 2004, a change from 1,186 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 8,212 people: 5.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 5.1%.

Read more about Santa Cruz, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountySanta Cruz 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area607 sq. milesRanked 1,714 of 3,140
Population 2006249,705Ranked 245 of 3,140
Population 2005249,420 
Population 2000255,600Ranked 221 of 3,140
Population 1990229,734Ranked 214 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion90.9% 
African American1.2% 
Asian American4% 
Native American1.2% 
Pacific Islander.2% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.7% 
Population 5 to 1412.2% 
Population 15 to 2416.3% 
Population 25 to 3412% 
Population 35 to 4414.5% 
Population 45 to 5416.5% 
Population 55 to 6411.5% 
Population 65 to 745% 
Population 75 and up5.2% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,1981,186
Murders / Manslaughters5 
Forcible Rapes124 
Robberies205 
Aggravated Assaults864 
Total Property Crimes9,3977,504
Burglaries1,697 
Larceny Thefts6,849 
Motor Vehicle Thefts851 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population145,893148,435
Unemployed Population8,2127,593
Unemployment Rate5.6%5.1%

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