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Overview

Introduction to Greenfield, California

Greenfield, California, located in Monterey County, is 33 miles SE of Salinas, California (center to center) and 79 miles SE of San Jose, California. The people of the city are in the Salinas metropolitan area. 

Greenfield History

Greenfield came into being in 1905 when the Clark Colony Water Company constructed a network of canals for irrigation in the area. The area was named after Edward Greenfield, one of the planners of the canal system.

Greenfield and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake San Antonio.
  • Lake Nacimento.
  • Pinnacles.
  • Arroyo Seco.

Things To Do In Greenfield

The city is situated between two mountain ranges providing excellent opportunities for biking and horse riding. The vineyards and wineries are also popular tourist attractions and the lakes and mountains are excellent for relaxation and picnicking.

Greenfield Transportation

The city is served by the Mesa Del Rey Airport.

Greenfield Higher Education

The Hartnell College is nearby.

People

Total Population 16,869
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 4.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,417
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.6%
Median Earnings25+ $22,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,498
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,767

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,983
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,157
Median House Value $208,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.1%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 0.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SE of Salinas, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles SE of San Jose, California
County Monterey
Metro Area Salinas
Standard Zip Codes 93927
Phone Area Codes 831
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.32
Longitude -121.242

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KING CITY
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 63 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 47 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches
Station PINNACLES NATL MONUMENT
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 63 F
Apr Temp 39 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 94 F
Oct Temp 43 to 82 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
Station HOLLISTER 2
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gonzales 8,378 $43,691
King City 13,389 $39,490
Soledad 25,826 $48,883

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Greenfield High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GREENFIELD HIGH
2025 EL CAMINO
831-674-2751
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 935 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

VENTANA HIGH (CONT.)
2015 EL CAMINO REAL
831-674-3275
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 34

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
2015 EL CAMINO REAL
831-674-3275
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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