Greenfield, California is a small city located in Monterey County, approximately 130 miles south of San Francisco. The population of Greenfield is approximately 15,800 people, and the city covers an area of roughly 7 square miles. The climate in Greenfield is generally mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to mid-90s Fahrenheit. Rainfall averages around 10 inches annually.
Greenfield was founded in 1880 as a farming community and has since grown into a bustling city. It is home to a diverse population with many different cultures represented. The economy of Greenfield is largely based on agriculture, with many local businesses involved in farming and related activities such as winemaking and food production. There are also several large companies that have manufacturing plants located in the area providing jobs for many residents.
The city has a number of public schools, including two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and three private schools. In addition to these educational facilities, there are also several local libraries where students can access books for research or leisure reading.
In terms of landmarks, Greenfield is home to some interesting historical sites including the old adobe building known as La Casa de la Mission which was built in 1820 by Spanish missionaries and still stands today. There are also several parks such as Las Palmas Park which includes picnic areas and walking trails as well as a playground for children to enjoy. Additionally, there are various museums throughout the town that offer exhibits about local history and culture such as the Monterey County Museum which houses artifacts from Native American tribes who once lived in the area before European settlers arrived.
Politics in Greenfield are largely based on Democratic values; however there is still significant support for Republicans among some residents who hold conservative views on certain issues such as immigration or gun control laws. In terms of representation at higher levels of government, Greenfield is part of California’s 17th congressional district which is currently represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta who was elected in 2018.
Population: 12,583. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,330 (+5.9% change)
Males: 6,551 (52.1%), Females: 6,032 (47.9%)
Zip code: 93927
Median resident age: 24.1 years
Median household income: $37,602
Median house value: $125,300
Races in Greenfield:
- Hispanic (87.9%)
- Other race (52.0%)
- White Non-Hispanic (9.4%)
- Two or more races (5.1%)
- American Indian (2.0%)
- Black (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (1.5%), English (1.1%), German (1.1%).
Land area: 1.7 square miles
Greenfield, California is located in Monterey County and is home to approximately 15,000 people. The city is a mix of suburban and rural areas and has a diverse population. The majority of the population is Hispanic or Latino, making up 59% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites make up 26%, African Americans 6%, Asians 4%, Native Americans 2%, and Pacific Islanders 1%. The median age is 30 years old with 30% of the population under 18 years old. Around 40% of households are made up of married couples with children under 18 living in them.
The median household income in Greenfield is around $47,000 per year with most households earning between $25,000 and $75,000 per year. Unemployment rates are slightly higher than the national average at 9%. Education levels vary widely with around 11% of the population having less than a high school diploma while 27% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Around 26% of the population speaks Spanish at home which is higher than the national average.
Greenfield has a wide array of housing options ranging from single-family homes to apartments and condominiums. Housing prices are relatively affordable compared to other parts of California with an average list price just over $200,000 for homes in Greenfield. The city also offers plenty of recreational activities for its residents including parks, golf courses, swimming pools, and trails for walking or biking along scenic trails.
For population 25 years and over in Greenfield
- High school or higher: 31.0%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.7%
- Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
- Unemployed: 13.4%
- Mean travel time to work: 32.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Greenfield city
- Never married: 33.6%
- Now married: 56.0%
- Separated: 2.2%
- Widowed: 3.4%
- Divorced: 4.8%
46.7% Foreign born (45.0% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: +4,915 (+64.1%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Greenfield:
- GEORGE L MEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; KING CITY, CA)
- SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 37 miles; SALINAS, CA)
- NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER (about 39 miles; SALINAS, CA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Greenfield:
- MONTEREY PENINSULA (about 45 miles; MONTEREY, CA; Abbreviation: MRY)
- PASO ROBLES MUNI (about 63 miles; PASO ROBLES, CA; Abbreviation: PRB)
- MERCED MUNICIPAL/MACREADY FIELD (about 84 miles; MERCED, CA; Abbreviation: MCE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Greenfield:
- MESA DEL REY (about 12 miles; KING CITY, CA; Abbreviation: KIC)
- TUSI AHP (HUNTER LIGGETT) (about 24 miles; FORT HUNTER LIGGET JOLON, CA; Abbreviation: HGT)
- SALINAS MUNI (about 34 miles; SALINAS, CA; Abbreviation: SNS)
Amtrak stations near Greenfield:
- 9 miles: SOLEDAD (1000 FRONT ST.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.
- 12 miles: KING CITY (570 CANAL ST.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.
Colleges and Universities
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Greenfield:
- HARTNELL COLLEGE (about 37 miles; SALINAS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,003)
- CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY (about 46 miles; SEASIDE, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,383)
- MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 48 miles; MONTEREY, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,295)
- GAVILAN COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GILROY, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,791)
- CABRILLO COLLEGE (about 64 miles; APTOS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,638)
- WEST HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; COALINGA, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
- SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; SAN JOSE, CA; Full-time enrollment: 20,861)
Public high schools in Greenfield:
- GREENFIELD HIGH (Students: 935; Location: 2025 EL CAMINO; Grades: 09 – 12)
- VENTANA HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 34; Location: 2015 EL CAMINO REAL; Grades: 09 – 12)
- GREENFIELD COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 2015 EL CAMINO REAL; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Greenfield:
- FAMILY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 103 NINTH ST; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Greenfield:
- VISTA VERDE MIDDLE (Students: 807; Location: 1199 ELK AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)
- OAK AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 640; Location: 1239 OAK AVE.; Grades: KG – 05)
- GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 554; Location: 490 EL CAMINO REAL; Grades: 01 – 06)
- GREENFIELD PRIMARY (Students: 470; Location: 801 WALNUT AVE.; Grades: KG – 03)