Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA

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2022 Population
117,740
6.34% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.539% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
6.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$102,785
8.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.05M
18.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
57,043
5.17% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA had a population of 118k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $102,785. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA declined from 125,706 to 117,740, a −6.34% decrease and its median household income grew from $95,139 to $102,785, a 8.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.8%), Other (Hispanic) (7.77%), White (Hispanic) (6.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.75%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.74%).

23% of the households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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.

93.1% of the residents in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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 (5,301 degrees awarded in 2022) and Five Branches University (190 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was $1.05M, and the homeownership rate was 52.5%.

Most people in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is home to a population of 118k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.2k people) in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.15k Other (Hispanic) and 8.21k White (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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Spanish (15,956 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,311 households), and German (809 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
61,166
Women
51.5%
57,629
Men
48.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 118,795 inhabitants, with 48.5% men, and 51.5% women.

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Citizenship

93.1%
2022 Citizenship
93%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.1% of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.2k ± 1.84k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.15k ± 1.23k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.21k ± 1.16k
22.6%
Hispanic Population
26.6k people

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.2k people) in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.15k Other (Hispanic) and 8.21k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.6% of the people in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are hispanic (26.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,627 ± 1,637 people
  2. China
    1,305 ± 882 people
  3. India
    823 ± 702 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,627 Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents, followed by China with 1,305 and India with 823.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
12.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.9k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA residents (14.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    15,956 households (14.1%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,311 households (2.04%)
  3. German
    809 households (0.713%)

23% of the households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Spanish. 14.1% of the households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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
    1,788 ± 330
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    567 ± 183
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    436 ± 148

Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA employs 57k people. The largest industries in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,250 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,368 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,269 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($355,807), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($334,893), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($271,756).

Males in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $87,766. The income inequality in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.542, 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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2020 was 60,477 people, with 48.7% woman, and 51.3% men.

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Occupations

57k
2022 Value
−5.17%
1 Year decline
± −5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −5.17%, from 60.2k employees to 57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, are Other managers (2,070 people), Postsecondary teachers (1,958 people), and Retail salespersons (1,746 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57k
2022 Value
−5.17%
1 Year decline
± −5.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −5.17%, from 60.2k employees to 57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,250 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,368 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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

$64,191
Median earning men ± $6,212
$39,531
Median earning women ± $3,397

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($114,948), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,576), and Public Administration ($110,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($92,090), Construction ($87,065), and Information ($86,518).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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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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.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA awarded 5,491 degrees. The student population of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,894 male students and 9,919 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are White (1,755 and 35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,392 and 28.2%), Asian (1,175 and 23.8%), and Two or More Races (365 and 7.41%).

The largest universities in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Santa Cruz (5,301 and 96.5%) and Five Branches University (190 and 3.46%).

The most popular majors in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA are Computer Science (657 and 12%), General Psychology (446 and 8.12%), and Business & Managerial Economics (287 and 5.23%).

The median tuition cost in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA for a public four year colleges is $11,564 for in-state students and $41,636 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 46.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,813 (49.9% men and 50.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,813 students enrolled in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, 49.9% men and 50.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,403 records, of which 49.8% were women and 50.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 287 degrees awarded
  2. 607 degrees awarded
  3. 431 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Business & Managerial Economics with 287 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,301 degrees awarded
  2. 190 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Santa Cruz with 5,301 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,777 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, which is 1.02 times more than the 2,714 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,755 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,392 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 ($11,564) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,676) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,180) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.816% 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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in 2022 were Some college (28.5k), Bachelors Degree (25.9k), and Graduate Degree (17k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was $1.05M in 2022, which is 3.74 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $893,100 to $1.05M, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is 52.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is $102,785. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$1.05M
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,642
$23,800
Median Property Taxes
±$1,120

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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.5% of the housing units in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$102,785
Median Household Income
± $4,336
45.3k
Number of Households
± 1,688

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA grew to $102,785 from the previous year's value of $95,139.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.542
2022 Wage GINI in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA
0.535
2021 Wage GINI in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA was 0.542 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.18% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--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 County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (59.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.1%)
  3. Walked (7.15%)

In 2022, 59.6% of workers in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.1%) and those who walked to work (7.15%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA (15.1k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

95.5% of the population of Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 0.478% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 30% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.51%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
0.478%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Cruz County (South & Coastal)--Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA declined by 9.19% from 4.97% to 4.51%.

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