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Population (year 2000): 44,265. Estimated population in July 2005: 47,927 (+8.3% change)
Males: 22,240 (50.2%), Females: 22,025 (49.8%)

Santa Cruz County

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Median resident age: 27.4 years
Median household income: $37,617 (year 2000)
Median house value: $224,700 (year 2000)

Watsonville, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Watsonville:

  • Hispanic (75.1%)
  • Other race (45.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (19.4%)
  • Two or more races (5.2%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • Japanese (1.0%)
  • Black (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (3.5%), Irish (3.4%), English (2.6%), Italian (2.1%), Portuguese (1.9%), United States (1.6%).

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Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Watsonville,

For population 25 years and over in Watsonville

  • High school or higher: 49.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watsonville city

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

44.4% Foreign born (40.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,406 (+30.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CA Salinas, (18.3 miles Yahoo.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jose, CA San (27.6 miles pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (304.3 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: CA (1.7 miles Pajaro, CA (2.3 miles Freedom, CA (2.8 miles Interlaken, CA (3.0 miles Amesti, Lomas, CA (4.3 miles Las Hills-Larkin Valley, CA (5.4 miles Aptos CA (5.6 miles Corralitos, CA (8.2 miles Elkhorn,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 34 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2001: 136 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2002: 82 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2003: 364 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2004: 362 buildings, average cost: $206,600

Latitude: 36.92 N, Longitude: 121.76 W

Area code: 831


Watsonville, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.6%), Educational,health and social services (14.9%), Manufacturing (13.7%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,707 (+6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,164 (43.1%)


 

Crime in Watsonville by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 0 3 2
    per 100,000 9.0 0.0 6.8 4.5
Rapes 19 23 23 25
    per 100,000 42.9 52.0 52.0 56.5
Robberies 81 84 99 76
    per 100,000 183.0 189.8 223.7 171.7
Assaults 205 215 204 180
    per 100,000 463.1 485.7 460.9 406.6
Burglaries 296 293 331 236
    per 100,000 668.7 661.9 747.8 533.2
Thefts 1,519 1,533 1,569 1,377
    per 100,000 3431.6 3463.2 3544.6 3110.8
Auto thefts 126 111 149 176
    per 100,000 284.6 250.8 336.6 397.6
380.6 379.8 407.9 353.5


Average climate in Watsonville, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Watsonville,

Birthplace of: Todd Souza - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 13, 1964), Francisco Gomez - Major League Soccer player (Chivas USA, born: Jan 25, 1979).


Main business address for: WEST MARINE INC (RETAIL-AUTO DEALERS & GASOLINE STATIONS), GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC (HEAVY CONSTRUCTION OTHER THAN BUILDING CONST - CONTRACTORS).


Hospital/medical center in Watsonville:
  • WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (75 NIELSON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Watsonville:
  • SAINT LOUISE HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER (about 16 miles; GILROY, CA)
  • DOMINICAN HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • SUTTER MATERNITY AND SURGERY CENTER (about 17 miles; SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Watsonville, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Watsonville:
  • MONTEREY PENINSULA (about 24 miles; MONTEREY, CA; ID: MRY)
  • NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; ID: SJC)
  • METROPOLITAN OAKLAND INTL (about 64 miles; OAKLAND, CA; ID: OAK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Watsonville:
  • WATSONVILLE MUNI (about 2 miles; WATSONVILLE, CA; ID: WVI)
  • SOUTH COUNTY ARPT OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY (about 17 miles; SAN MARTIN, CA; ID: Q99)
  • MARINA MUNICIPAL (about 18 miles; MARINA, CA; ID: OAR)

Amtrak station:
WATSONVILLE (W. LAKE AVE. & RODRIGUEZ ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 48 $174,640 $43,660 0 $0
Local Libraries 12 $52,339 $52,339 35 $38,922
Other and Unallocable 10 $37,195 $44,634 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $65,158 $41,152 0 $0
Financial Administration 23 $95,136 $49,636 0 $0
Other Government Administration 34 $149,556 $52,784 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 74 $404,896 $65,658 0 $0
Firefighters 38 $241,171 $76,159 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 30 $97,970 $39,188 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $6,022 $36,132 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $44,369 $44,369 0 $0
Airports 5 $17,159 $41,181 0 $0
Sewerage 18 $88,184 $58,789 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 31 $107,955 $41,789 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13 $59,911 $55,302 0 $0
Totals for Government 369 $1,641,659 $53,387 35 $38,922


Colleges/Universities in Watsonville:
  • CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-WATSONVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 146; Location: 10 BLANCA LN; Private, not-for-profit)
  • WAYNES COLLEGE OF BEAUTY-WATSONVILLE (Location: 1119 FREEDOM BLVD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watsonville:
  • CABRILLO COLLEGE (about 10 miles; APTOS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,638)
  • GAVILAN COLLEGE (about 16 miles; GILROY, CA; FT enrollment: 2,791)
  • SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; FT enrollment: 20,861)
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; SANTA CLARA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,229)
  • HARTNELL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; SALINAS, CA; FT enrollment: 4,003)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ (about 22 miles; SANTA CRUZ, CA; FT enrollment: 11,773)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY (about 22 miles; SEASIDE, CA; FT enrollment: 2,383)
Public high schools in Watsonville:
  • WATSONVILLE HIGH (Students: 3,081; Location: 250 E. BEACH ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACADEMIC/VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (Students: 74; Location: 294 GREEN VALLEY RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEW SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 521 MAIN ST., SUITE W; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Watsonville:
  • MONTE VISTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,075; Location: 2 SCHOOL WAY; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • MOUNT MADONNA SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 445 SUMMIT ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Watsonville:
  • LAKEVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 991; Location: 2350 EAST LAKE AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROLLING HILLS MIDDLE (Students: 937; Location: 130 HERMAN AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HALL (E.A.) MIDDLE (Students: 871; Location: 201 BREWINGTON; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CALABASAS ELEMENTARY (Students: 720; Location: 202 CALABASAS ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ALIANZA ELEMENTARY (Students: 712; Location: 550 RODRIQUEZ ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MACQUIDDY (T. S.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 704; Location: 330 MARTINELLI ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STARLIGHT ELEMENTARY (Students: 667; Location: 225 HAMMER LANE DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOLDO (ANN) ELEMENTARY (Students: 654; Location: 1140 MENASCO DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HALL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY (Students: 647; Location: 300 SILL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HYDE (H. A.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 573; Location: 125 ALTA VISTA ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Watsonville:
  • GREEN VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 379; Location: 376 SOUTH GREEN VALLEY RD; Grades: KG - 11)
  • MORELAND NOTRE DAME SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 133 BRENNAN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 175 LAWRENCE AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Watsonville:
  • WATSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,193,700; Location: 310 UNION ST.; 121,935 books; 4,910 audio materials; 3,172 video materials; 321 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Waynes Beauty College is no longer functional. added by Jean Scollard

Reservoir: Pinto Lake (A).


Watsonville compared to California state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Watsonville:
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KZSJ (1120 AM; 5 kW; SAN MARTIN, CA; Owner: BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAZA (1290 AM; 5 kW; GILROY, CA; Owner: RADIO FIESTA CORPORATION)
  • KTOM (1380 AM; 5 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watsonville:
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K291AE (106.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPELTON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KPIG (107.5 FM; FREEDOM, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHRI (90.7 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KSQQ (96.1 FM; MORGAN HILL, CA; Owner: COYOTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K240CD (95.9 FM; SOQUEL, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watsonville:
  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KDJT-CA (Channel 33; SALINAS/MONTEREY,ETC, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSBW (Channel 8; SALINAS, CA; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBA (Channel 35; SALINAS, CA; Owner: SEAL ROCK BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • KCAH (Channel 25; WATSONVILLE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)

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