Watsonville, CA

52,915 Population
6.7 square miles 7,912.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
7,912.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.4%
was 53.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
37.4%
was 38.7%
 
Percent Under 18
31.3%
was 30.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
8.8%
was 9.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
16.9
was 9.7
Ranked 60th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
17.6%
was 19.7%
 
Median Household Income
$49,487
was $46,018
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.9
43.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.5
was 5.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
565.5
was 455.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,602
was 2,511.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
14,500
was 14,744
 
Median Rent
$1,285
was $1,250
 
Total Building Permits
73
was 54
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,053
was 14,216
 
Homeownership Rate
39.6%
was 39.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
33
was 28
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,168.2
was 2,204.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
5.0%
was 5.8%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
40
was 26
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.7
was 3.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.9
was 3.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.4
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.4%
was 95.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
75.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
58.6%
was 56.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.9%
was 10.0%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
94.1%
was 87.8%
 
Debt Service Ratio
2.8%
was 4.5%
 
Revenue
$80,199,656
was $79,386,728
 
Expenditure
$76,983,787
was $79,654,660
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,540
was $1,540
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,478
was $1,545
 

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