Salinas, CA (Prunedale)




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About Salinas, CA (Prunedale)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Prunedale median real estate price is $455,213, which is more expensive than 41.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 83.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Prunedale is currently $1,433, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.1% of California neighborhoods.

Prunedale is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Salinas, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Prunedale real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Prunedale neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Prunedale. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (15.1%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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: Real Estate

Prunedale is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Prunedale is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Prunedale neighborhood has more Swiss and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.9% have Canadian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Prunedale neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Prunedale neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 27.2% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Prunedale neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.8% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in California.


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 Prunedale neighborhood in Salinas are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 64.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Prunedale neighborhood, 31.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.2%), and 9.3% 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 Prunedale neighborhood in Salinas, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (41.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report English roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.4%), among others. In addition, 21.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Prunedale neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (39.7%).

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 Prunedale neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.9%) 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 (6.8%) and 5.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Prunedale 0.101011101001110
Salinas 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Prunedale 0.101011101001110
Salinas 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Prunedale 0.101011101001110
Salinas 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 18 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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SALINAS UNION HIGH


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY UNIFIED


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Better than of CA school districts.

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Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
North Monterey County Center For Independent Study School
17500 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93907
KG-12
Prunedale Elementary School
17719 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93907
KG-06
North Monterey County High School
13990 Castroville Blvd.
Castroville, CA, 95012
09-12
North Monterey County Middle School
10301 Seymour St.
Castroville, CA, 95012
07-08
Elkhorn Elementary School
2235 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA, 95012
KG-06
Echo Valley Elementary School
147 Echo Valley Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93907
KG-06
Castroville Elementary School
11161 Merritt St.
Castroville, CA, 95012
KG-06
Central Bay High (continuation) School
17500 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93907
09-12

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SANTA RITA UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Bolsa Knolls Middle School
1031 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93906
06-08
New Republic Elementary School
636 Arcadia Way
Salinas, CA, 93906
KG-05
Mckinnon School
2100 Mc Kinnon
Salinas, CA, 93906
KG-05
Gavilan View Middle School
18250 Vab Buren.
Salinas, CA, 93906
06-08
Santa Rita Elementary School
2014 S. Santa Rita St.
Salinas, CA, 93906
KG-05
La Joya Elementary School
55 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA, 93906
KG-05

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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SPRECKELS UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Buena Vista Middle School
18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA, 93908
06-08
Spreckels Elementary School
Fourth St. And Hatton Ave.
Spreckels, CA, 93962
KG-05

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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