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Overview

Introduction to Scotts Valley, California

Scotts Valley, California is 5 miles N of Santa Cruz, California and 21 miles S of San Jose, California. It is in Santa Cruz County. The city is part of the Santa Cruz-Watsonville metro area. 

Scotts Valley History

The watercourses of Scotts Valley were originally occupied by the Ohlone tribes. The city was named after Hiram Scott, who bought this valley from Joseph Ladd Majors in 1850. In 1853, he built the Greek revival style Scott House, which is situated behind City Hall today. The City of Scotts Valley was incorporated in 1966.

Scotts Valley and Nearby Attractions

  • Camp Evers Fishing Park.
  • Siltanen Park.
  • Valley Gardens Golf Course.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Things To Do In Scotts Valley

The City of Scotts Valley offers a number of attractions to its visitors. The city includes dance halls, restaurants, picnic areas, a skate park and several other playgrounds. There are also many natural parks where one can observe a variety of exotic birds and animals.

Scotts Valley Transportation

The city is located in close proximity to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Scotts Valley Higher Education

The local college is Bethany College of the Assemblies of God.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,824
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+5,665
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.8%
Median Earnings25+$61,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,292

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,125
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,103
Median House Value$654,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.4%
German18.3%
Irish12.8%
English10.9%
Italian7%
Swedish2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish2.3%
Polish2.3%
Portuguese1.9%
Welsh1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Russian1.3%
Hungarian1.3%
Finnish1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Iranian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Scotts Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Cruz County
Standard Zip Codes95066, 95060
P.O. Box Zip Codes95067
Phone Area Codes831
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.06
Approximate Longitude-122.01

Scotts Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBEN LOMOND NO 4
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp50 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 78 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationSANTA CRUZ
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 61 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp53 to 75 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches
StationWATSONVILLE WATERWORKS
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 61 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp53 to 72 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell40,788$122,381
Capitola10,109$82,626
Los Gatos30,491$165,625
Monte Sereno3,514$239,500
Santa Cruz63,310$91,637
Saratoga30,830$195,869

Scotts Valley Public Schools

Scotts Valley High
555 Glenwood Dr.
ZIP: 95066
High
Total Enrollment 784
Scotts Valley Middle
8 Bean Creek Rd.
ZIP: 95066
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Vine Hill Elementary
151 Vine Hill Sch Rd.
ZIP: 95066
Primary
Total Enrollment 551

Scotts Valley Private Schools

Baymonte Christian School
5000b Granite Creek Rd
ZIP: 95066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 317
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