Income/capita 42%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 23%
Income per capita$17,398$31,458$29,829
Median household income$49,487$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,218$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,175$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$24,779$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$19,195$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level17.6%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Watsonville is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Watsonville is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Watsonville is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Watsonville is 17% higher than the national average

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      Watsonville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.1%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector10.6%29.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%1.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.0%15.6%
      Public administration2.4%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.2%
      Education, health & social services7.6%29.5%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Corralitos, CA2,557$115,244108%
      San Martin, CA7,245$108,61196%
      Pasatiempo, CA1,288$104,84290%
      Scotts Valley, CA11,824$104,15088%
      Elkhorn, CA1,091$103,75088%
      Watsonville, CA52,915$49,48711%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Yucaipa, CA52,886$55,7001%
      Kingsport, TN52,871$39,46329%
      Bradenton, FL52,985$41,09326%
      Bellevue, NE52,993$58,0535%
      Lake Havasu City, AZ53,058$44,37620%
      Watsonville, CA52,915$49,48711%
      Source: The Watsonville, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).