Watsonville, California Population 2022

52,868
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Watsonville is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. With a 2020 population of 52,868, it is the 179th largest city in California and the 823rd largest city in the United States. Watsonville is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,590 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Watsonville has a population density of 7,905 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watsonville is $73,024 with a poverty rate of 13.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,502 per month, and the median house value is $500,300. The median age in Watsonville is 30.6 years, 29.2 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Watsonville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watsonvillewas:

  • White: 44.00%
  • Other race: 43.27%
  • Two or more races: 7.15%
  • Asian: 2.82%
  • Black or African American: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Watsonville, California is 52,868 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,590.

Watsonville, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Watsonville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Watsonville Population by Race

Watsonville Population Pyramid 2022

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Watsonville Median Age

30.9


Total

30.1


Male

32


Female

Watsonville Adults

There are 36,372 adults, (5,635 of whom are seniors) in Watsonville.

Watsonville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watsonville Sex Ratio

Female

26,307

50.21%

Male

26,091

49.79%

Watsonville Population by Age

Watsonville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watsonville Household Types

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watsonville Households and Families

4.1

Average Family Size

3.63

Average Household Size

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Watsonville Households by Type

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Watsonville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watsonville Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.01%.

Watsonville Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,035

Average Earnings

$32,902

Average Male

$28,103

Average Female

Watsonville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watsonville Language by Age

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Watsonville Language

23.37% of Watsonville residents speak only English, while 76.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 72.94% of the population.

Watsonville Language

Watsonville Poverty by Race

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13.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.40%

Male Poverty Rate

14.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watsonville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watsonville is Native, with 14.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watsonville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.74%.

Watsonville Poverty

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Watsonville Poverty Rate by Education

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Watsonville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watsonville Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Watsonville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Watsonville Married by Age and Sex

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Watsonville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Watsonville Marital Status by Race

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Watsonville Marital Status

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1,019

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Watsonville Veterans by War

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Watsonville Veterans by Age

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Watsonville Veterans by Race

Watsonville Veterans by Education

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6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watsonville Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Watsonville Employment by Age

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Watsonville Employment by Race

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Watsonville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.37%

Born in Watsonville

63.93%

Native Born

36.07%

Foreign Born

23.80%

Non Citizen

12.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.93% of Watsonville residents were born in the United States, with 57.37% having been born in California. 23.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watsonville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Watsonville Population by Year