Popular real estate near Los Angeles, CA (Watts)
Watts median real estate prices are $263,617, which is less expensive than 76.1% of California neighborhoods and 26.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Watts are currently $992, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 71.3% of California neighborhoods.
Watts is an 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.
Real estate vacancies in Watts are 6.6%, which is lower than one will find in 65.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Watts is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Watts neighborhood than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.5% 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 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Watts neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.1% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.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, 67.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.1% 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 87.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 49.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.9% 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, 51.5% 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 29.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (9.8%), and 8.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures. 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 (1.6%) , and residents who report African roots (1.6%) . In addition, 38.5% 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 67.9% of households. Some people also speak English (31.1%).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 (61.4%) 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 (19.1%) and 13.9% 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||$263,617|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Low cost relative to CA, high cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||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 Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier) and some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable and Urban Sophisticates|
|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||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Manufacturing & Laborers, some Sales & Service workers, some Executive, managerial & professional, some Clerical, assistants & technical support 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
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
LOVELIA P. FLOURNOY ELEMENTARY
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 (%)||4.5|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||49.5|
|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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in Los Angeles 1 in 43
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