### Housing Units By Status

#### Total Housing Units

Santa Cruz County has 18,010 total housing units. This is an increase of 4,974 units since the year 2000 when it had 13,036 total homes. It's an increase of 8,415 units since the year 1990 when it had 9,595 total housing units. Santa Cruz County saw an increase of 3,441 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Santa Cruz County's 18,010 total housing units, 85.71% are occupied home units, and 14.29% are vacant home units.

#### Total Occupied Housing Units

There are 15,437 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 3,628 units since the year 2000 when it had 11,809 occupied homes. It's an increase of 6,629 units since the year 1990 when it had 8,808 occupied housing units. There was an increase of 3,001 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 15,437 occupied housing units, 48.6% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 32.45% are renter occupied units, and 18.95% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage units.

##### Renter Occupied Housing Units

Santa Cruz County has 5,009 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 1,226 units since the year 2000 when it had 3,783 renter occupied housing units. It's an increase of 2,018 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,991 renter occupied home units. Santa Cruz County saw an increase of 792 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Santa Cruz County has 7,503 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

##### Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

There are 2,925 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

#### Total Vacant Housing Units

Santa Cruz County has 2,573 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 1,346 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,227 vacant units. It's an increase of 1,786 units since the year 1990 when it had 787 vacant homes. There was an increase of 440 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Santa Cruz County's 2,573 vacant housing units, 25.42% are for rent units, 0.78% are rented - but not occupied housing units, 14.89% are for sale homes, 1.94% are sold - but not occupied units, 29.38% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units, 0.19% are for migrant workers homes, and 27.4% are listed as vacant other housing units.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Santa Cruz County has 654 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 316 units since the year 2000 when it had 338 for rent homes. It's an increase of 459 units since the year 1990 when it had 195 for rent units. Santa Cruz County saw an increase of 143 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 20 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -70 units since the year 2000 when it had 90 rented - but not occupied homes.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Santa Cruz County has 383 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 209 units since the year 2000 when it had 174 for sale units. It's an increase of 283 units since the year 1990 when it had 100 for sale housing units. Santa Cruz County saw an increase of 74 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Santa Cruz County has 50 sold - but not occupied housing units.

##### Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

Santa Cruz County has 756 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 426 units since the year 2000 when it had 330 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. It's an increase of 559 units since the year 1990 when it had 197 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. There was an increase of 133 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

Santa Cruz County has 5 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of 0 units since the year 2000 when it had 5 for migrant workers homes. It's a decrease of -3 units since the year 1990 when it had 8 for migrant workers units. Santa Cruz County saw a decrease of -3 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 705 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 415 units since the year 2000 when it had 290 listed as vacant other units. It's an increase of 536 units since the year 1990 when it had 169 listed as vacant other home units. Santa Cruz County saw an increase of 121 units between 1990 and 2000.