Santa Cruz County, AZ

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2022 Population
47,838
0.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0.269% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.2%
6.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,885
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,700
18.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Santa Cruz County, AZ had a population of 47.8k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $51,885. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Santa Cruz County, AZ grew from 47,463 to 47,838, a 0.79% increase and its median household income grew from $45,089 to $51,885, a 15.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, AZ are White (Hispanic) (36.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (35%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15.1%), Other (Hispanic) (10.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Santa Cruz County, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.3% of the residents in Santa Cruz County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Santa Cruz County, AZ was $196,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Santa Cruz County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Santa Cruz County, AZ borders Cochise County, AZ and Pima County, AZ.

Population & Diversity

Santa Cruz County, AZ is home to a population of 47.8k people, from which 86.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 33.4% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (16k people).

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Santa Cruz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Two+ (Hispanic) and 7.2k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.3%
2022 Citizenship
86.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.3% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, AZ
  1. White (Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 1.79k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 1.9k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.2k ± 36
83.1%
Hispanic Population
39.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Santa Cruz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Two+ (Hispanic) and 7.2k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

83.1% of the people in Santa Cruz County, AZ are hispanic (39.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Santa Cruz County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

33.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16k people
32.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people

As of 2022, 33.4% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents (16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 32.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    569 ± 154
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    362 ± 200
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    328 ± 137

Santa Cruz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Cruz County, AZ employs 19k people. The largest industries in Santa Cruz County, AZ are Transportation & Warehousing (2,250 people), Retail Trade (2,242 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,121 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,161).

Occupations

19k
2022 Value
± 1,166
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 8.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 18.5k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Cruz County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,034 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,103 people), and Management Occupations (1,779 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19k
2022 Value
± 1,166
2.43%
1 Year growth
± 8.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 18.5k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Cruz County, AZ, are Transportation & Warehousing (2,250 people), Retail Trade (2,242 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,121 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Santa Cruz County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,998
Median earning men ± $1,504
$31,204
Median earning women ± $3,314

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($60,719), Public Administration ($54,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,138).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($48,611), Public Administration ($48,290), and Information ($46,139).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 448
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 255
    Retail Trade
  3. 225
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Santa Cruz County, AZ went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 67.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Cruz County, AZ was $196,700 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $165,500 to $196,700, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Cruz County, AZ is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Santa Cruz County, AZ have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Santa Cruz County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Santa Cruz County, AZ is $51,885. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Cruz County, AZ was Census Tract 9661.01 with a value of $77,296, followed by Census Tract 9660 and Census Tract 9663.01, with respective values of $54,113 and $52,578.

Property

$196,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,047
$11,190
Median Property Taxes
±$804

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Cruz County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.2% of the housing units in Santa Cruz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9661.01
  2. Census Tract 9660
  3. Census Tract 9663.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Cruz County, AZ was Census Tract 9661.01 with a value of $77,296, followed by Census Tract 9660 and Census Tract 9663.01, with respective values of $54,113 and $52,578.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Santa Cruz County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,885
Median Household Income
± $3,210
16.7k
Number of Households
± 1,044

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.7k households in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew to $51,885 from the previous year's value of $45,089.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Cruz County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Cruz County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.81%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Santa Cruz County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (5.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Cruz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Santa Cruz County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Santa Cruz County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Cruz County, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Cruz County, AZ (9.62k out of 47.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 12 - 14.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Cruz County, AZ is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86% of the population of Santa Cruz County, AZ has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 34.7% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Santa Cruz County, AZ see 2325 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.98% increase from the previous year (2114 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3901 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2600 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Cruz County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Santa Cruz County, AZ see an average of 2,325 patients per year. This represents a 9.98% increase from the previous year (2,114 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Cruz County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.4% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
27.7%
Employer Coverage
34.7%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew by 15.9% from 12.1% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Cruz County, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.2 in Santa Cruz County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.1% in Santa Cruz County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.9% in Santa Cruz County, AZ.

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