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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,188
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens5.7%
Employed Population 16+6,480
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher4.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,609
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,300

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,313
% Above Poverty Level81.8%
% Below Poverty Level18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone10.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,242
Median House Value$260,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.5%
English1.2%
German0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Italian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Irish0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Greenfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monterey County
Standard Zip Codes93927
Phone Area Codes831
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.26
Approximate Longitude-121.37

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)

StationKING CITY
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp37 to 63 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp53 to 85 F
Oct Temp47 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.3 inches
StationPINNACLES NATL MONUMENT
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 63 F
Apr Temp39 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 94 F
Oct Temp43 to 82 F
Annual Precip17.3 inches
StationHOLLISTER 2
Distance37.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp52 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gonzales8,462$54,067
King City13,721$36,554
Soledad25,603$58,311

Greenfield Public Schools

Cesar Chavez Elementary
250 Apple Ave.
ZIP: 93927
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
El Camino Real Science And Technology Academy
490 El Camino Real
ZIP: 93927
Greenfield High
225 S. El Camino Real
ZIP: 93927
High
Total Enrollment 988
Mary Chapa Academy
490 El Camino Real
ZIP: 93927
Primary
Total Enrollment 858
Oak Avenue Elementary
1239 Oak Ave.
ZIP: 93927
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Vista Verde Middle
1199 Elm Ave.
ZIP: 93927
Middle
Total Enrollment 1021
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