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Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 51,199 according to the 2010 census.Located on the central coast of California, the economy centers predominantly around the farming industry. It is known for growing strawberries, apples, lettuce and a host of other vegetables. Watsonville is home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds. There is a large Hispanic population, a group of Croats, Portuguese, Filipino, Caucasian, Sikhs and Japanese population that live and work in the city. The Pajaro Valley, wherein Watsonville is located, has a climate that is usually pleasant — around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. This climate makes Watsonville an attractive coastal environment for the neighboring inland communities with very hot summers. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District has an attendance of about 18,000 students kindergarten through 12th grades. There are several private religious-based schools in Watsonville such as Notre Dame School, Monte Vista Christian, Salesian Sisters and St. Francis. There are also several charter schools and the non-religious independent Pre-K through 12th grade Mount Madonna School. These schools provide a wide range of educational options for local families. Watsonville is generally conservative on the political spectrum and average in relationship to the neighboring communities of Salinas, Castroville, and Prunedale. The larger coastal town directly north of Watsonville is the city of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a draw for many young college students who attend Cabrillo College or University of California, Santa Cruz. Because Watsonville and Santa Cruz are beach towns, they draw many visitors from San Jose and from the Central Valley areas. Like neighboring Salinas in Monterey County, Watsonville produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, primarily apples, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and table mushrooms.

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If you are looking for travel information of Watsonville in United States, you've come to the right place. After your splendid visit to Watsonville, you can proceed to an important near-by city of San Francisco. Take a short trip from Watsonville and set some time aside to explore the San Francisco. Dotted with places like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge; it will definitely be a good idea. Tour packages of Watsonville are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Watsonville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Watsonville

    Know the pollution level of Watsonville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15 (Very Low)
  • Watsonville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Watsonville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Watsonville.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Watsonville - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.3 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.56 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.46 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.77 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Watsonville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Watsonville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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