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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 $86,941 in 2018, the latest figures available. Santa Cruz median household income is $11,664 higher than the median California household income and $25,004 greater than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Santa Cruz median household income) will be released in September of 2020. 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

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
California $75,277 +2.34% +10.11%
Santa Cruz $86,941 +6.48% +25.93%

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

At $86,941, the median household income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Household Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2018 $61,937 $75,277 $86,941
2017 $61,807 $73,555 $81,648
2016 $60,291 $70,883 $81,215
2015 $59,116 $68,363 $69,040
2014 $56,969 $65,756 $69,403
2013 $56,415 $64,988 $73,893
2012 $56,288 $63,911 $74,255
2011 $56,507 $64,099 $69,947
2010 $57,762 $66,605 $70,486
2009 $58,921 $69,140 $72,153
2008 $60,829 $71,342 $78,877
2007 $61,601 $72,779 $77,429

Santa Cruz Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Santa Cruz was $107,017 in 2018. Compared to the median California family income, Santa Cruz median family income is $20,852 higher. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Santa Cruz California

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
California $86,165 +2.57% +10.48%
Santa Cruz $107,017 +0.90% +30.70%

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

At $107,017, the median family income for Santa cruz was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2018 $76,401 $86,165 $107,017
2017 $75,692 $84,008 $106,063
2016 $74,360 $80,949 $96,479
2015 $72,348 $77,988 $81,882
2014 $69,978 $75,398 $85,775
2013 $69,134 $73,660 $89,512
2012 $68,512 $72,553 $90,553
2011 $68,763 $73,262 $83,838
2010 $69,953 $75,576 $80,121
2009 $71,663 $78,651 $91,560
2008 $74,083 $81,873 $98,204
2007 $74,267 $81,928 $97,178

Santa Cruz Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Santa Cruz was $42,131 in 2018. Compared to the median California per capita income, Santa Cruz median per capita income is $5,007 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Santa Cruz will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz California

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
California $37,124 +3.41% +10.89%
Santa Cruz $42,131 +3.91% +22.78%

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

The current per capita income for Santa cruz is $42,131. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $42,216 and is now $85 (0.20%) lower. From a post peak low of $33,540 in 2010, real per capita income for Santa cruz has now grown by $8,591 (25.61%).

Real Per Capita Income: Santa Cruz, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Santa Cruz

Date US California Santa Cruz
2018 $33,831 $37,124 $42,131
2017 $33,187 $35,900 $40,545
2016 $32,573 $34,939 $40,365
2015 $31,775 $33,479 $34,313
2014 $30,672 $32,320 $36,004
2013 $30,431 $31,865 $34,034
2012 $29,934 $31,054 $36,634
2011 $29,884 $31,172 $34,037
2010 $30,077 $31,570 $33,540
2009 $30,984 $32,716 $35,213
2008 $32,255 $34,359 $40,822
2007 $32,400 $34,816 $40,985