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About Watsonville, CA (Pajaro)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Pajaro median real estate price is $484,110, which is more expensive than 50.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 86.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pajaro is currently $1,368, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.6% of California neighborhoods.

Pajaro is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Watsonville, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Pajaro real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Pajaro neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Pajaro are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Pajaro 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: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Pajaro neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Pajaro 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: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Pajaro neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 37.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Pajaro neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 88.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

Pajaro is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Pajaro (25.8%) than in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the Pajaro neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (48.4%) than are found in 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The Pajaro neighborhood is unique for having just 5.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of America'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 Pajaro neighborhood in Watsonville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 37.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.2% 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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Pajaro neighborhood, 37.9% of the working population is employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing. 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 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.3%), and 12.2% 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 Pajaro neighborhood in Watsonville, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (88.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.3%), and residents who report German roots (2.8%). In addition, 48.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pajaro neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.8% of households. Some people also speak English (15.8%).

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 Pajaro neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (60.6%) 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 (25.8%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pajaro 0.101011101001110
Watsonville 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Pajaro 0.101011101001110
Watsonville 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Pajaro 0.101011101001110
Watsonville 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED


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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.

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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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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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

School District Enrollment By Group

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