Real Estate Prices and Overview
Watts median real estate prices are $211,164, which is less expensive than 83.9% of California neighborhoods
and 36.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Watts are currently
$1,267, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 71.9% 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 small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 8.2% in
Watts. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 56.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 97.9% 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 96.7%
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 97.5% 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: Modes of Transportation
In the Watts neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.8% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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, 66.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 88.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 53.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Watts neighborhood, 44.2%
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 32.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(12.2%), and 10.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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 (1.4%) , and residents who report African roots (1.4%) . In addition, 36.6% 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 66.5% of households. Some people also speak English (32.1%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Watts neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (56.9%) 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 (22.8%) and 12.8% 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.