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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 $79,705 in 2017, the latest figures available. Santa Cruz median household income is $7,900 higher than the median California household income and $19,369 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Santa Cruz median household income) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
California $71,805 +3.77% +11.86%
Santa Cruz $79,705 +0.53% +17.64%

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

At $79,705, the median household income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2017 $60,336 $71,805 $79,705
2016 $58,856 $69,196 $79,283
2015 $57,709 $66,737 $67,398
2014 $55,613 $64,191 $67,751
2013 $55,072 $63,441 $72,134
2012 $54,948 $62,389 $72,487
2011 $55,162 $62,573 $68,282
2010 $56,388 $65,020 $68,810
2009 $57,519 $67,494 $70,435
2008 $59,382 $69,645 $77,001
2007 $60,135 $71,048 $75,587
2006 $59,051 $69,037 $75,799

Santa Cruz Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Santa Cruz was $103,539 in 2017. Compared to the median California family income, Santa Cruz median family income is $21,530 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Santa Cruz California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
California $82,009 +3.78% +11.42%
Santa Cruz $103,539 +9.93% +23.65%

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

At $103,539, the median family income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2017 $73,891 $82,009 $103,539
2016 $72,591 $79,023 $94,183
2015 $70,627 $76,133 $79,934
2014 $68,313 $73,604 $83,733
2013 $67,488 $71,906 $87,381
2012 $66,880 $70,825 $88,397
2011 $67,126 $71,518 $81,842
2010 $68,289 $73,778 $78,215
2009 $69,958 $76,779 $89,381
2008 $72,321 $79,926 $95,868
2007 $72,500 $79,979 $94,866
2006 $71,330 $78,688 $93,054

Santa Cruz Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Santa Cruz was $39,580 in 2017. Compared to the median California per capita income, Santa Cruz median per capita income is $4,534 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
California $35,046 +2.75% +11.08%
Santa Cruz $39,580 +0.44% +12.61%

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

The current per capita income for Santa cruz is $39,580. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $41,211 and is now $1,631 (3.96%) lower. From a post peak low of $32,742 in 2010, real per capita income for Santa cruz has now grown by $6,838 (20.88%).

Real Per Capita Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2017 $32,397 $35,046 $39,580
2016 $31,798 $34,107 $39,405
2015 $31,019 $32,682 $33,497
2014 $29,942 $31,551 $35,147
2013 $29,706 $31,107 $33,223
2012 $29,221 $30,314 $35,762
2011 $29,173 $30,430 $33,227
2010 $29,361 $30,819 $32,742
2009 $30,246 $31,937 $34,375
2008 $31,488 $33,541 $39,850
2007 $31,629 $33,988 $40,010
2006 $30,795 $32,875 $38,867