Watsonville, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 11,771 housing units in Watsonville. This represents a 18.8% growth from 9,909 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 11,766 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 5 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Watsonville is about 48%. Watsonville's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.8%. Average household size is 3.84 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Watsonville were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7.50%
One Bedroom23.10%
Two Bedrooms36.60%
Three Bedrooms26.60%
Four Bedrooms5.50%
Five Bedrooms or more0.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.59
Median year structure was built1973
Median Value of occupied units$224,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$126,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size4.07
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$812

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage9%
Home Equity Loan5%
Simple Mortgage56.30%
Debt Free29.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.2%