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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Prunedale is a town in California with a population of 20,928. Prunedale is in Monterey County. Living in Prunedale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prunedale there are a lot of parks. Residents of Prunedale tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Prunedale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Prunedale

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,945
National
$55,322
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Prunedale Reviews

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Prunedale is a small town in between Watsonville and Salinas in which many people commute through every day. Although people only go through the highways, there are much more things to go and see if you have the day off or need some time to study. First, there is the Royal Oaks Park which has 122 acres of trails, playgrounds, basketball courts, and a great place for a barbeque on the weekend. Also, there is the Manzanita Park that is widely known for its travel softball and baseball hosting and BMX riding. Secondly, the Elkhorn Slough is great scenery for wildlife and great pictures of its 7 miles of wetlands for birds, snakes, rabbits, rare plants and most notably the southern sea otters. Finally, the Prunetree shopping center is a good place to get a bite to eat at a few restaurants or a study session at Starbucks. In conclusion, although people see Prunedale as a small town when they glimpse by it in the morning and afternoon, they should check some of these places out.
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It's a small town with two shopping centers. Nothing too exciting, but it has the necessities. Most people are friendly, and the customers that come into my work are usually very nice too!
Although Prunedale, California is a very close-knit community, I believe we are torn apart by our diversifying beliefs. For example, the choice to insert a marijuana dispensary was a poor choice in the eyes of many Prunedale residents. This is just one of the many issues that Prunedale residents have yet to come to a compromise upon. I would like to see change in the way this town handles conflict and disagreements, because quite frankly it isn't going very smoothly so far.