Santa Cruz County ranks 14th of all California counties in median household income, thanks in large part to many residents of Scotts Valley.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, a website that compiles American Community Survey data, has broken down every city in America by neighborhood and listed them all by average household income, and the results are quite interesting.
The site separates Scotts Valley into just three sections, the three census tracts that divide the city.
Census tract 1209, which is on the northwest side of Highway 17, has a median household income of $103,641. The area of Scotts Valley on the west side of 17 that includes Valley Garden Golf Course, census tract 1208, has a median household income of $91,447. Census Tract 1212, which includes the part of east of 17 near Baymonte Christian School, has a median household income of $110,990.
Middle class in California ranges between $53,000 to $67,000 according to the survey.
To see the data mapped out and check our more California neighborhoods, visit the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website.