A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Santa Cruz, California
Welcome to Santa Cruz ...
When the people of Santa Cruz refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Santa Cruzan<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Santa Cruz has a population of 65,021 people<2> (see below for details).
Santa Cruz was incorporated March 31, 1866.
The community of Santa Cruz is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Santa Cruz lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Santa Cruz is located in the (831) area code.
The ZIP codes for Santa Cruz: 95060-95065<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Cruz had a population of 59,946 people (which is 22.85% of the total population of Santa Cruz County). This makes Santa Cruz the county's most populous community.
The population of Santa Cruz represents 0.16% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 139th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 59,946 people, the population of Santa Cruz increased 9.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 54,593 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Santa Cruz had an population of 65,021 people. This is an increase of 8.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.1% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Santa Cruz.
Communities near Santa Cruz ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Santa Cruz and not the distance if driven.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Santa Cruz.
Communities Also Named Santa Cruz ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Santa Cruz - they are located in Arizona (3), New Mexico, Ontario and Texas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Santa Cruz.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Santa Cruz:
Websites for Santa Cruz ...
Official Website: www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Cruz ...
Looking for more information about Santa Cruz? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Santa Cruz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Cruz.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Santa Cruz: www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/
The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Feb 2019