Skip to Main Content
Scotts Valley

    Report Card

    grade B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    1. Public Schools
      grade A
    2. Crime & Safety
      grade B minus
    3. Housing
      grade C minus
    4. Nightlife
      grade A
    5. Good for Families
      grade A minus
    6. Diversity
      grade B+
    7. Jobs
      grade B minus
    8. Weather
      grade A minus
    9. Cost of Living
      grade D
    10. Health & Fitness
      grade A
    11. Outdoor Activities
      grade A
    12. Commute
      grade B

    editorial

    Scotts Valley is a with a population of 12,055. Scotts Valley is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Scotts Valley offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Scotts Valley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Scotts Valley and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Scotts Valley are highly rated.

    About

    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $811,900
    National
    $229,800
    Median Rent
    $1,945
    National
    $1,096
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      27%
    • Own
      73%
    Sponsored Mortgage Options for Scotts Valley
    Get Rates
    • Find a loan that's right for you. Compare today's top mortgage and refinancing providers.
    • Fast financing, unprecedented service, and no hidden fees.
    Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

    Map

    Search Home Listings Nearby

    movoto.com®

    Scotts Valley Rankings

    Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      17
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      59.4
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      59.4
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      509.5
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      883.1
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      178.3
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      10%
    • 10-17 years
      7%
    • 18-24 years
      11%
    • 25-34 years
      10%
    • 35-44 years
      10%
    • 45-54 years
      14%
    • 55-64 years
      17%
    • 65+ years
      20%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      20%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      32%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      12%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      2%
      national  11%

    Working in Scotts Valley

    Jobs
    grade B minus
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $103,783
    National
    $64,994

    Similar Places

    Places like Scotts Valley

    Scotts Valley Reviews

    Rating 3.57 out of 5  47 reviews
    Selecting a category below will take you to another page
    All Categories
    Rating 3 out of 5  
    Start Your Review of Scotts Valley
    Rating 4 out of 5  
    Rating 5 out of 5  

    add-to-list