Watsonville demographics profile

StatisticWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Population52,91538,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,91223291
Median age29.736.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1858%46%43%
Speak English24%56%79%
Speak Spanish72%29%13%
Watsonville, CA has a population of 52,915 and is the 761st largest city in the United States. The population density is 7,912 per sq mi which is 3305% higher than the California average and 8633% higher than the national average. The median age in Watsonville is 30 which is approximately 18% lower than the California average of 36. In Watsonville, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 24% speak English and 72% speak Spanish. 56% of Watsonville residents were born in California, 6% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 37% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Watsonville is 3305% higher than California.
  • The median age in Watsonville is 18% lower than California.
  • In Watsonville 61.98% of the population is White.
  • In Watsonville 0.29% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Watsonville 3.01% of the population is Asian.

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Watsonville population breakdown by race

RaceWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
White61.98%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American0.29%5.85%12.63%
Asian3.01%13.85%5.22%
American Indian1.10%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.25%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race1.75%4.62%3.06%
Other race31.62%13.28%4.75%
In Watsonville, 81.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Watsonville, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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