Santa Cruz, CA (Delaware Ave / Almar Ave)




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About Santa Cruz, CA (Delaware Ave / Almar Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave median real estate price is $1,009,975, which is more expensive than 85.4% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Delaware Ave / Almar Ave is currently $2,520, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Cruz, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave has a 13.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 71.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (9.4%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Delaware Ave / Almar Ave is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 17.1% of residents in the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood has more Austrian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 3.2% have Eastern European ancestry.

Delaware Ave / Almar Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 11.8% of the residents of the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood in Santa Cruz are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood, 48.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.7%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (14.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.0%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (8.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.6%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Delaware Ave / Almar Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (66.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (17.1%) and 9.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Delaware Ave / Almar Ave 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Delaware Ave / Almar Ave 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Delaware Ave / Almar Ave 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sequoia Academy School
319 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
07-12
Ark Independent Studies School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Alternative Family Education School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-12
Delta Charter School
6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg. 1190
Aptos, CA, 95003
09-12
Soquel High School
401 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA, 95073
09-12
Santa Cruz High School
415 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
09-12
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
06-08
Costanoa Continuation High School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Harbor High School
300 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Branciforte Middle School
315 Poplar St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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SANTA CRUZ CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-M School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-06
Westlake Elementary School
1000 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05
Gault Elementary School
1320 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
De Laveaga Elementary School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Bay View Elementary School
1231 Bay St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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