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Living In Watsonville, CA

A small city located in California, Watsonville has a population of slightly less than 53,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, while retirees feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 32, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in California. Home ownership is less common than renting in Watsonville, and 42% of residents own their homes. At $1,324/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.

There are three primary industries in Watsonville: agriculture, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in construction, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $67K, Watsonville workers earn around $19,000 less than their peers elsewhere in California. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among Watsonville residents older than 25, 6% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 26 minutes, Watsonville's commute time outperforms the California average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 37% of workers, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Watsonville is $1,895

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