Monterey County vs. Santa Cruz County

Monterey County (CA)Santa Cruz County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)435,594274,255
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)4.9%4.5%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)415,061262,356
Population, Census, April 1, 2010415,057262,382
Persons under 5 years, percent7.1%5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent26.1%19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent13.6%16.5%
Female persons, percent49.1%50.5%
White alone, percent82.7%87.1%
Black or African American alone, percent3.5%1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent2.6%1.9%
Asian alone, percent6.8%5.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.6%0.2%
Two or More Races, percent3.8%4.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent59.1%34.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent29.6%56.9%
Veterans, 2014-201817,40310,595
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201830.0%17.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)142,399106,728
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201851.1%59.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$477,200$711,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,185$2,745
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$554$635
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,401$1,647
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201326.5%20.4%
Building permits, 2018732426
Households, 2014-2018126,05295,756
Persons per household, 2014-20183.302.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201887.9%85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201855.1%32.0%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201887.6%91.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201880.8%86.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201871.3%86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201824.5%40.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20185.4%8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent11.5%7.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.0%63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201853.7%58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,328,768586,009
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)2,150,9721,689,915
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)2,258,9291,213,401
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)5,775,2225,898,193
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)4,457,4014,367,955
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,445$16,373
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201822.727.0
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$66,676$78,041
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$28,836$39,001
Persons in poverty, percent13.3%12.2%
Total employer establishments, 20178,7547,061
Total employment, 2017113,20979,038
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)5,267,3793,756,429
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20175.0%1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201725,43625,175
All firms, 201230,15129,325
Men-owned firms, 201215,10814,998
Women-owned firms, 201210,53710,986
Minority-owned firms, 201211,0876,086
Nonminority-owned firms, 201217,35822,079
Veteran-owned firms, 20122,4142,135
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201225,70525,951
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.4%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.3%0.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20077.5%4.8%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200721.8%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200732.5%34.2%
Population per square mile, 2010126.5589.4
Land area in square miles, 20103,280.60445.17

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Monterey county (CA) and Santa Cruz county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.