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95062, 95064, 95065

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Santa Cruz is approximately 54,593 (2000), 59946 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 19,364 (1990), 21657 (2010).

The amount of land area in Santa Cruz is 34.527 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Santa Cruz is 12.00 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 7.985 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Cruz to Washington DC is 2557 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Cruz is positioned 36.97 degrees north of the equator and 122.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Santa Cruz elevation is 20 feet above sea level.
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Santa Cruz location: south of San Francisco on Coast Highway 1.

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Santa Cruz history:

The Santa Cruz area was discovered by Don Gaspar de Portola and Father Crespi in 1769. They named the area Holy Cross at that time. The original town was named Branciforte. It was begun in 1797 by the Spanish. The village did not flourish and many of the colonists were troublemakers causing problems for the area. The present town of Santa Cruz has grown over the area that was Branciforte.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
The settling of Santa Cruz: 1797
The founding of Santa Cruz: 1840
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Santa Cruz attractions:

For information about the area, go to Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council
A page of links for the Santa Cruz area

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