Watsonville is not a city of great wealth. It is a city of incredibly hardworking people, many of whom hold jobs that just a marginally livable wage.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, a website that compiles American Community Survey data, has broken down every city in America by neighborhood and listed them all by average household income, and the results are quite interesting.
According to the site, the poorest area of Watsonville is along Main Street from its intersection with Freedom Boulevard down to East Riverside Drive and from Rodriguez Street to Lincoln Street. In this area, the median household income is $31,690.
The wealthiest area of Watsonville is the neighborhood surrounding Freedom Boulevard that includes Alta Vista Shopping Center and Pioneer Cemetery, where the median household income is $58,188. That area along with the neighborhood east of Freedom Boulevard and west of East Lake Avenue are the only sections of Watsonville where the median household income is within the survey's definition of middle class.
Middle class in California ranges between $53,000 to $67,000 according to the survey.
To see the data mapped out and check out more California neighborhoods, visit the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website.