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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 $89,269 in 2019, the latest figures available. Santa Cruz median household income is $8,829 higher than the median California household income and $23,557 greater than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Santa Cruz median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
California $80,440 +4.96% +11.46%
Santa Cruz $89,269 +0.85% +7.96%

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

At $89,269, the median household income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2019 $65,712 $80,440 $89,269
2018 $63,059 $76,641 $88,517
2017 $62,927 $74,888 $83,127
2016 $61,383 $72,167 $82,686
2015 $60,187 $69,603 $70,292
2014 $58,001 $66,947 $70,660
2013 $57,437 $66,165 $75,232
2012 $57,307 $65,068 $75,600
2011 $57,531 $65,261 $71,214
2010 $58,809 $67,812 $71,764
2009 $59,988 $70,392 $73,460

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Santa Cruz Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Santa Cruz was $107,298 in 2019. Compared to the median California family income, Santa Cruz median family income is $15,921 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Santa Cruz California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
California $91,377 +4.16% +10.87%
Santa Cruz $107,298 -1.52% +9.23%

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

The current median family income for Santa cruz is $107,298. Real median family income peaked in 2018 at $108,956 and is now $1,658 (1.52%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2019 $80,944 $91,377 $107,298
2018 $77,786 $87,727 $108,956
2017 $77,064 $85,530 $107,984
2016 $75,707 $82,415 $98,227
2015 $73,660 $79,402 $83,367
2014 $71,246 $76,764 $87,328
2013 $70,386 $74,994 $91,134
2012 $69,752 $73,866 $92,192
2011 $70,009 $74,590 $85,357
2010 $71,221 $76,946 $81,574
2009 $72,962 $80,076 $93,219

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Santa Cruz Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Santa Cruz was $46,714 in 2019. Compared to the median California per capita income, Santa Cruz median per capita income is $7,321 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
California $39,393 +4.22% +10.74%
Santa Cruz $46,714 +8.90% +13.67%

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

At $46,714, the per capita income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2019 $35,672 $39,393 $46,714
2018 $34,444 $37,797 $42,895
2017 $33,788 $36,551 $41,279
2016 $33,163 $35,571 $41,096
2015 $32,351 $34,086 $34,935
2014 $31,228 $32,905 $36,656
2013 $30,982 $32,443 $34,650
2012 $30,476 $31,616 $37,297
2011 $30,425 $31,737 $34,654
2010 $30,622 $32,142 $34,148
2009 $31,545 $33,308 $35,851

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