Santa Cruz, California - Facts & Figures
Santa Cruz, (which means "holy cross" in Spanish) CA was a Spanish settlement as far back as 1791. It became a U.S. city in 1866 and though had early industrial ventures, has become mostly a beach and resort area. Santa Cruz has the same beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches as a lot of the California Coast, but is also the home to the natural wonder of the redwood forests. It is an educational and research center, home to the University of California, Santa Cruz. The people of Santa Cruz are reputed to be fairly liberal and be open to alternative lifestyles.
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- Population: 60,342
- Industries: Educational services; Manufacturing; Construction; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Retail trade; Accommodation and food services; Health care and social assistance
- Area Codes: 831
- ZIP Codes: 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065
- Surrounding Cities: San Jose, CA; Twin Lakes, CA; Live Oak, CA; Opal Cliffs, CA; Capitola, CA; Soquel, CA; Scotts Valley, CA; Felton, CA; Aptos, CA