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<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Santa Cruz has a population of 64,608 people<3> (see below for details).
Santa Cruz was incorporated March 31, 1866.
The community of Santa Cruz is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Santa Cruz lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Santa Cruz: (831)
The ZIP codes for Santa Cruz: 95060-95065<5>
Websites for Santa Cruz ...
Official Website: www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Santa Cruz had an population of 64,608 people. This is an increase of 7.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.34% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Santa Cruz had a population of 59,946 people (or 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 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).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Santa Cruz ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Santa Cruz.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Cruz. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Santa Cruz.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Cruz. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Santa Cruz.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Santa Cruz. Our list includes 58 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Santa Cruz.
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 Sep 2020