Santa Cruz is a high performance, low disparity, and less populous county.
The Black preventable hospitalization rate is more than 6x higher than the Asian or Pacific Islander rate in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County Whites own homes at more than double the rate of Blacks and Native Americans.
In Santa Cruz County, Blacks and Pacific Islanders are less likely to be exposed to drinking water contaminants than Latinos and Whites.
Latinos in Santa Cruz County are represented nearly 2x's more among law enforcement officers than Whites and Asians.
Santa Cruz County has one of the lowest state disparities in median household income, yet Whites ($74,883) make more than $26,000 than Latinos ($48,416).