Pajaro, California

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Population in 2010: 3,070. Population change since 2000: -9.3%
Males: 1,602  (52.2%)
Females: 1,468  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  25.6 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95076.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,477 (it was $38,315 in 2000)
Pajaro:

$30,477
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,644 (it was $9,893 in 2000)

Pajaro CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $236,612 (it was $165,000 in 2000)
Pajaro:

$236,612
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $344,724; Detached houses: $355,309; Townhouses or other attached units: $454,316; Mobile homes: $137,290

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,152.

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Pajaro races chart
  • Hispanic - 2,889 (94.1%)
  • White alone - 105 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 39 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.2%)

Races in Pajaro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pajaro: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 42 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 3,279 people per square mile   (average).

Pajaro,CA real estate house value index trend

Pajaro, California map

For population 25 years and over in Pajaro:

  • High school or higher: 27.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pajaro CDP:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 0.7%

1,866 residents are foreign born

This place:  59.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pajaro, California as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pajaro to the number of sex offenders is 3,070 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,353 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,120 (0.5%)

Pajaro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salinas, CA (16.0 miles , pop. 151,060).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (28.8 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (271.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Watsonville, CA (1.3 miles ), Las Lomas, CA (1.6 miles ), Freedom, CA (1.9 miles ), Pajaro Dunes, CA (1.9 miles) , Interlaken, CA (2.0 miles ), Amesti, CA (2.1 miles ), Aromas, CA (2.5 miles ), Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 121.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

Pajaro household income distribution Pajaro home values distribution

Property values in Pajaro, CA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (53%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (39%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (26%)
  • Art and design workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Pajaro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pajaro, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Pajaro-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 775% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 102.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from Pajaro center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Pajaro center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 229.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monterey County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Landslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pajaro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pajaro:

  • VALLEY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • COUNTRY VILLA WATSONVILLE WEST NRSG AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • WATSONVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WATSONVILLE, CA)
  • WREN HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GILROY, CA)
  • SAN MIGUEL HOUSE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GILROY, CA)
  • GOLDEN AGE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CAPITOLA, CA)

Amtrak stations near Pajaro:

  • 1 miles: WATSONVILLE (W. LAKE AVE. & RODRIGUEZ ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: GILROY (7250 MONTEREY HWY.) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: SANTA CRUZ (920 PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pajaro:

  • Gavilan College (about 12 miles; Gilroy, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,327)
  • Cabrillo College (about 12 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • Hartnell College (about 17 miles; Salinas, CA; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 18 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 19 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 17,751)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (about 23 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,951)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (about 23 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,588)

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Churches in Pajaro include: Assumption Catholic Church (A), Church of Jesus Christ Temple Bethany Church (B), Good Samaritan Church of God in Christ (C), Pentecostal Holiness Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Monterey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.9. This is worse than average.

City:

96.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.38
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.82
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.1%
(76.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.7% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 55.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.8 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  88.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
68 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
23 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Pajaro compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Pajaro travel time to work - commute Pajaro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pajaro CDP (based on Monterey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.95%
Here: 45.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents77.0%3.0%2.5%2.0%1.8%
Congregations10.6%8.8%4.2%6.5%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchPentecostal Church of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.4%1.2%7.7%
Congregations8.8%3.7%4.6%4.2%47.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 114
Monterey County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 37
Monterey County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Monterey County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 374
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Monterey County:

21.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.4%
State:

17.9%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
California average:

5.03%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,441 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.14%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.57% ($34,670 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.28% ($102,317)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($64,978)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
California average:

5.12%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,698 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.19%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.36% ($50,697 average AGI)
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.35% ($38,507)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($38,443)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pajaro:

  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KZSJ (1120 AM; 5 kW; SAN MARTIN, CA; Owner: BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTOM (1380 AM; 5 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KKMC (880 AM; 10 kW; GONZALES, CA; Owner: MONTEREY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pajaro:

  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KPIG (107.5 FM; FREEDOM, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHRI (90.7 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K291AE (106.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPELTON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEE (93.7 FM; FELTON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K277AH (103.3 FM; WATSONVILLE, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSQQ (96.1 FM; MORGAN HILL, CA; Owner: COYOTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pajaro:

  • KNTV (Channel 11; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KNTV LICENSE, INC.)
  • KSBW (Channel 8; SALINAS, CA; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKPX (Channel 65; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: PAXSON SAN JOSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCBA (Channel 35; SALINAS, CA; Owner: SEAL ROCK BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • K21EV (Channel 21; SALINAS, CA; Owner: LIVING FAITH BROADCASTING)
  • KDJT-CA (Channel 33; SALINAS/MONTEREY,ETC, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCAH (Channel 25; WATSONVILLE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KMUV-LP (Channel 23; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)
  • KSMS-TV (Channel 67; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K29AB (Channel 29; MONTEREY, ETC., CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • K15CU (Channel 15; SALINAS, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LIC. CORP.)
  • K42DT (Channel 42; COALINGA, CA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • KMCE-LP (Channel 43; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: SCOTTS VALLEY GROUP, INC. d/b as MARCOM)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$124,8801$273,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$184,640
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Pajaro on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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