|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Watsonville is 52,067. Watsonville, California is the 765th largest city in the US.
Watsonville is located entirely in Santa Cruz County.
The peak population of Watsonville was in 2020, when its population was 52,623. In 2020, Watsonville was the 757th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 765th largest city in the US. Watsonville is currently 1.1% smaller than it was in 2020.
Watsonville has grown 11.8% since the 2000. Watsonville, California's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Watsonville has a population density of 7,656.5 people per square mile.
|759||Battle Creek, Michigan||52,335||-1.9%|
|760||Grand Island, Nebraska||52,335||20.1%|
|761||West New York, New Jersey||52,242||13.6%|
|762||Cathedral City, California||52,220||21.5%|
|763||La Crosse, Wisconsin||52,185||0.4%|
|768||Aliso Viejo, California||51,824||29.5%|
The total voting age population of Watsonville, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 25,025. The voting age population is 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.2% of the residents of Watsonville are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Watsonville are 50.8% White, 42.6% Other, 3.2% Asian, 1.7% Two or more races, 0.9% Black, 0.8% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 81.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Watsonville, 14.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.3%. On a per-household basis, 13.4% of families are below the poverty line in Watsonville.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.3% of Watsonville residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 60.8% of Watsonville residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.3% have a bachelor's degree and 4.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Watsonville residents aged 5 and older, 74.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 71.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Watsonville is 7.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Watsonville, 13.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Watsonville is $55,470.
In Watsonville, 43.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 56.8% of housing units in Watsonville.
Of all the housing units in Watsonville, 13.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Watsonville, 16.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,400 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Watsonville is $1,409.
In Watsonville, 75.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.