Living in Watsonville, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Watsonville SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
7

Watsonville, CA Crime Report

1,573
Total Crimes
2,885.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
12.35%
Above National Average

Watsonville, CA Cost Of Living

125
Watsonville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Watsonville, California Info Snack

Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 51,199 according to the 2010 census. Located on the central coast of California, the economy centers predominantly around the farming industry. It is known for growing strawberries, apples, lettuce and a host of other vegetables. Watsonville is home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds. There is a large Hispanic population, a groups of Croatians, Portuguese, Filipino, Caucasian, Sikhs, and Japanese that live and work in the city.
Population
53,616
Unemployment
8.2%
Poverty
16.4%
Median Home
$434,900
Median Income
$54,001
Median Rent
$1,384

Watsonville, CA Photos

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Rankings for Watsonville in California

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Map Of Watsonville, CA

Population over time in Watsonville

Year Population % Change
2017 53,616 0.3%
2016 53,452 1.0%
2015 52,915 0.7%
2014 52,543 0.9%
2013 52,085 1.0%
2012 51,544 1.2%
2011 50,945 1.3%
2010 50,291 1.4%
2009 49,580 -
Crime/100k Watsonville CA USA
Violent Crime 445.8 447.4 368.9
Murder 1.8 4.4 5.0
Robbery 91.7 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 319.2 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2439.8 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 359.5 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1440.0 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 640.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Watsonville

White
15.0% (8,057)
African American
0.4% (208)
American Indian
0.1% (29)
Asian
2.2% (1,184)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (9)
Two Or More
0.6% (321)
Hispanic
81.7% (43,808)
Race Watsonville CA USA
White 15.0% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 0.4% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.2% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.6% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 81.7% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Watsonville, California

Less than $10,000
3.1% (168,025)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (328,261)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (619,059)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (515,945)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.2% (814,903)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.0% (1,127,957)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.1% (593,466)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.4% (772,248)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.6% (248,143)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (173,588)
Income Watsonville CA USA
Less than $10,000 3.1% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.2% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.0% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.1% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.4% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Watsonville

Female
48.6% (26,067)
Male
51.4% (27,549)
Gender Watsonville CA USA
Female 48.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 51.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Watsonville for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
31.0% (16,620)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (5,361)
High School / GED
25.0% (13,404)
Some College
17.0% (9,114)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (3,216)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (4,289)
Master's Degree
2.0% (1,072)
Professional Degree
1.0% (536)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Watsonville CA USA
< 9th Grade 31.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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