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Welcome to Watsonville ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Watsonville has a population of 52,188 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Watsonville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 30, 1868.
Watsonville is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Watsonville lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Watsonville is located in the (831) area code.
The ZIP codes for Watsonville: 95076-95077<4>
Websites for Watsonville ...
Official Website: www.ci.watsonville.ca.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watsonville had an population of 52,188 people. This is an increase of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.9% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Watsonville had a population of 51,199 people (or 19.51% of the total population of Santa Cruz County). This makes Watsonville the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Watsonville represents 0.14% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 51,199 people, the population of Watsonville increased 15.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 44,265 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Watsonville.
Communities Also Named Watsonville ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Watsonville - they are located in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Watsonville.
Communities near Watsonville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watsonville.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Watsonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watsonville.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watsonville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Watsonville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watsonville. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Watsonville.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watsonville ...
Looking for more information about Watsonville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Watsonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Watsonville.
Adding Watsonville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Watsonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Watsonville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Watsonville
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watsonville on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Watsonville: www.ci.watsonville.ca.us/
The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 01 Aug 2022