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Santa Cruz-Watsonville California Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Santa Cruz-Watsonville California metro area was $77,613 in 2016, the latest figures available. Santa Cruz median household income is $9,874 higher than the median California household income and $19,996 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Santa Cruz median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Santa Cruz-Watsonville are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Santa Cruz California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
California $67,739 +3.71% +9.22%
Santa Cruz $77,613 +17.66% +10.06%

Trends in Santa Cruz, CA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $77,613, the median household income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2016 $57,617 $67,739 $77,613
2015 $56,480 $65,315 $65,962
2014 $54,398 $62,788 $66,271
2013 $53,838 $62,020 $70,519
2012 $53,701 $60,974 $70,843
2011 $53,879 $61,118 $66,693
2010 $55,093 $63,527 $67,229
2009 $56,180 $65,923 $68,796
2008 $58,000 $68,024 $75,209
2007 $58,736 $69,395 $73,828
2006 $57,677 $67,431 $74,035
2005 $56,832 $65,910 $72,069

Santa Cruz Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Santa Cruz was $92,200 in 2016. Compared to the median California family income, Santa Cruz median family income is $14,841 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Santa Cruz California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
California $77,359 +3.82% +10.05%
Santa Cruz $92,200 +17.86% +7.93%

Trends in Santa Cruz, CA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Santa cruz is $92,200. Real median family income peaked in 2005 at $98,239 and is now $6,039 (6.15%) lower. From a post peak low of $76,419 in 2010, real median family income for Santa cruz has now grown by $15,781 (20.65%).

Real Median Family Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2016 $71,062 $77,359 $92,200
2015 $69,122 $74,511 $78,231
2014 $66,820 $71,996 $81,904
2013 $65,977 $70,296 $85,424
2012 $65,363 $69,218 $86,391
2011 $65,564 $69,854 $79,938
2010 $66,721 $72,084 $76,419
2009 $68,329 $74,992 $87,301
2008 $70,638 $78,066 $93,637
2007 $70,813 $78,119 $92,659
2006 $69,670 $76,857 $90,889
2005 $68,618 $75,554 $98,239

Santa Cruz Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Santa Cruz was $38,575 in 2016. Compared to the median California per capita income, Santa Cruz median per capita income is $5,186 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
California $33,389 +4.39% +9.80%
Santa Cruz $38,575 +17.67% +18.77%

Trends in Santa Cruz, CA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Santa cruz is $38,575. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $40,252 and is now $1,677 (4.17%) lower. From a post peak low of $31,990 in 2010, real per capita income for Santa cruz has now grown by $6,585 (20.58%).

Real Per Capita Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2016 $31,128 $33,389 $38,575
2015 $30,358 $31,986 $32,783
2014 $29,288 $30,861 $34,379
2013 $29,041 $30,410 $32,479
2012 $28,558 $29,626 $34,950
2011 $28,494 $29,722 $32,454
2010 $28,687 $30,111 $31,990
2009 $29,542 $31,194 $33,575
2008 $30,755 $32,761 $38,923
2007 $30,894 $33,197 $39,079
2006 $30,078 $32,110 $37,962
2005 $30,768 $32,937 $40,252