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Santa Cruz has the 430th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Santa Cruz area is 5.9%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Santa Cruz has the 184th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Santa Cruz is below average at $50,590, and the median cost of a home in Santa Cruz is $645,600, which is above the national average. 49% of workers in Santa Cruz hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Santa Cruz. 71% of Santa Cruz workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 16% walk. People in Santa Cruz spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Goodwill Central Coast Career Center

350 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060