14.7% Poverty Rate in Santa Cruz County, California

Poverty Rate in Santa Cruz County, California

How does the Poverty Rate in Santa Cruz County, California compare to other counties in California?

California County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Santa Cruz County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

14.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Santa Cruz County, California who were born citizens of the United States is 14.1%.

17.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Santa Cruz County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Santa Cruz County, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Santa Cruz County, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 214,644 residents of Santa Cruz County, California who were born citizens of the United States, 30,230 (14.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 8,375 (17.6%) of 47,660 residents of Santa Cruz County, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Santa Cruz County, California

The Poverty Rate in Santa Cruz County is 14.7%.
Santa Cruz County is in California.
California Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Capitola 12.7%

10,018

Corralitos 1.9%

2,920

Day Valley 7.6%

3,811

Ben Lomond 11.7%

6,909

Amesti 13.2%

2,849

Aptos 3.6%

5,758

Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley 14.4%

2,291

Bonny Doon 10.9%

3,074

Boulder Creek 11.1%

4,306

Brookdale 17.2%

2,490

Felton 3.3%

3,671

Freedom 22.8%

3,161

Interlaken 21.6%

6,710

La Selva Beach 6.5%

2,739

Live Oak 13.6%

16,857

Rio del Mar 6.5%

9,616

Santa Cruz 24.4%

54,577

Scotts Valley 3.9%

11,763

Seacliff 10.9%

3,181

Soquel 15.1%

11,179

Twin Lakes 23.5%

5,478

Watsonville 15.6%

53,065

Zayante 6.4%

1,096

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2018 California Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for California in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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