Popular real estate near Los Angeles, CA (Watts)
Watts median real estate prices are $248,657, which is less expensive than 75.4% of California neighborhoods and 27.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Watts are currently $909, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 68.8% of California neighborhoods.
Watts is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Los Angeles, California.
Watts real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Watts neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in Watts. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 46.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Watts neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Watts neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 48.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.6% of American neighborhoods.Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.3% of the adult residents in the Watts neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Watts neighborhood has more single mother households than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Watts neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Watts is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 64.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 48.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations. In the Watts neighborhood, 48.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.5%), and 10.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (54.5%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (1.5%) , and residents who report African roots (1.5%) . In addition, 38.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Watts neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 64.5% of households. Some people also speak English (34.4%).Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Watts neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (61.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.5%) and 14.8% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$248,657|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Low cost relative to CA, high cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Densely urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Rowhouses & attached homes, some Complexes/high rise apartments and a few Small apartment buildings|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms), some Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Families with children (family households with school-aged children), some Mixed ages and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 1 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Lower middle income (somewhat below average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Manufacturing & Laborers, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support, some Executive, managerial & professional and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Hispanic, some Mexican and some Black|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly Spanish speaking, some English speaking and some French speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
EDWIN MARKHAM MIDDLE
1650 EAST 104TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90002
LOVELIA P. FLOURNOY ELEMENTARY
1630 EAST 111TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90059
DOROTHY V. JOHNSON COMMUNITY DAY
10601 SOUTH GRANDEE AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90002
COLLEGE READY MIDDLE ACADEMY #4
1630 EAST 111TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90059
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
667,273 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||8.9||26.3|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||6.1||10.9|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.4||0.7|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||61.7||53.6|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||3.7|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||48.2|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO CA*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
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National Median 29.1
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