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Monterey County, California (CA)

County population in 2014: 431,344 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 401,762 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 47,779
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,298
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 66,266
Renter-occupied apartments: 61,869 (it was 54,970 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

44%

Land area: 3322 sq. mi.

Water area: 449.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 130 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monterey County: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.6%), Educational, health and social services (23.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Monterey County, California:

  • Hispanic or Latino (55.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (32.9%)
  • Asian alone (5.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 221,806  (51.4%)
Females: 209,538  (48.6%)

Monterey County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monterey County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,052 ($48,305 in 1999)

This county:

$57052
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,139 (lower quartile is $894, upper quartile is $1,540)
This county:

$1139
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $363,800 (it was $254,800 in 2000)
Monterey:

$363,800
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $229,200 - $632,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $556,065
Here:

$556,065
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $326,460
Here:

$326,460
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $346,758
Here:

$346,758
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,765
Here:

$223,765
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,401
Here:

$271,401
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $95,446
Here:

$95,446
State:

$79,966
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,023
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $472

Institutionalized population: 12,547

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 127
  • Burglaries: 576
  • Thefts: 1421
  • Auto thefts: 33

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 84
  • Assaults: 154
  • Burglaries: 480
  • Thefts: 1419
  • Auto thefts: 18
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 563 buildings, average cost: $355,600
  • 2008: 236 buildings, average cost: $277,000
  • 2009: 113 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2010: 112 buildings, average cost: $346,600
  • 2011: 130 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2012: 110 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2013: 190 buildings, average cost: $271,600
  • 2014: 236 buildings, average cost: $256,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,895 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,735 (0.5%)

Monterey County household income distribution in 2009 Monterey County home values distribution Monterey County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 7.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
Monterey County:

17.9%
California:

16.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 7.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Salinas, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monterey County is $931 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1069 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1510 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salinas, Seaside, Monterey, Marina, Prunedale, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Greenfield, Soledad, King City.

Monterey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
93426Bradley40
93450San Ardo10
93901Salinas1215
93902Salinas10
93905Salinas273
93906Salinas1072
93907Salinas1141
93908Salinas1413
93912Salinas10
93921Carmel191
93922Carmel30
93923Carmel15611
93924Carmel Valley9225
93925Chualar20
93926Gonzales51
93927Greenfield80
93930King City285
93933Marina711
93940Monterey29316
93942Monterey20
93950Pacific Grove1891
93953Pebble Beach812
93955Seaside850
93960Soledad60
93962Spreckels10
95004Aromas180
95012Castroville70
95039Moss Landing10

2012 air pollution in Monterey County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.315 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Knox County, Kentucky , Letcher County, Kentucky , Stokes County, North Carolina , Wayne County, Kentucky , Hampton city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 24,295
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 116,559 (29% naturalized citizens)

Monterey County:

29.0%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 26,550
  • 1990 to 1994: 21,034
  • 1985 to 1989: 18,875
  • 1980 to 1984: 13,357
  • 1975 to 1979: 11,471
  • 1970 to 1974: 8,576
  • 1970 to 1974: 5,331
  • 1965 to 1969: 11,365

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.0%

Monterey County marital status for males Monterey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 79,405
  • One, attached: 12,346
  • Two: 4,240
  • 3 or 4: 7,582
  • 5 to 9: 7,193
  • 10 to 19: 5,453
  • 20 or more: 9,846
  • Mobile homes: 5,454
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 189

Housing units in Monterey County with a mortgage: 43,015 (5,885 second mortgage, 4,524 home equity loan, 242 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,058

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monterey County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic150,05026
Evangelical Protestant23,624154
Other18,30948
Mainline Protestant11,24448
Black Protestant1,1998
Orthodox6403
None209,991-
Monterey County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 114
Monterey County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 37
This 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.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 374
This county:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monterey County:

7.5%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Monterey County:

21.8%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Monterey County:

Average size of farms: 1037 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,801,086
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $8313.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $1,152,845
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $260,030
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 65.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.20%
All wheat for grain: 501 harvested acres
Vegetables: 272,750 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45,867 acres

Earthquake activity:

Monterey County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 780% 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 134.3 miles away from Monterey County center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 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 47.5 miles away from the county center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 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 70.1 miles away from Monterey County center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • CaliforniaBasin Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 4, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2781, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaWildfires, Incident Period: June 20, 2008 to August 20, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3287): June 28, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3287, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • CaliforniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3248): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • CaliforniaSevere Freeze, Incident Period: December 20, 1998 to December 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1267): February 9, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1267, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1203): February 9, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1155): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: February 13, 1995 to April 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1046): March 12, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 3, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1044): January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Storm, Winter Storm, Mud & Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: January 5, 1993 to March 20, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-979): February 3, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-979, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • CaliforniaSevere Freeze, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 3, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-894): February 11, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-894, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (75%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Japan (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monterey County (%):

  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Monterey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 113,023 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 32,117 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,127 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 55 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 36 (0%)
  • Railroad: 108 (0%)
  • Taxi: 262 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 321 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,348 (1%)
  • Walked: 6,303 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,886 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,931 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Monterey County, California in 2000:

  • 11,220 people in state prisons
  • 2,325 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,537 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 1,504 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 945 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 891 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 810 people in nursing homes
  • 672 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 151 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 116 people in religious group quarters
  • 107 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 93 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 89 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 82 people in other group homes
  • 56 people in halfway houses
  • 54 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 48 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 47 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 41 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 34 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Monterey County, California in 2010:

  • 10,048 people in state prisons
  • 2,504 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,909 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,177 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 992 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 494 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 441 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 349 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 260 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 198 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 185 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 51 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,835.

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%

3.01% relocated from other counties in California ($26,199 average AGI)
2.42% relocated from other states ($19,270 average AGI)
Monterey County:

2.42%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($47,645)
from Fresno County, CA  0.15% ($43,224)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.12% ($35,955)
from Ventura County, CA  0.12% ($32,398)


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%

3.03% relocated to other counties in California ($20,367 average AGI)
2.73% relocated to other states ($20,873 average AGI)
Monterey County:

2.73%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($39,779)
to Ventura County, CA  0.15% ($26,938)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.14% ($32,909)
to San Benito County, CA  0.13% ($44,885)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.6

Births per 1000 population in Monterey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Monterey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monterey County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,595 (39,208 aged, 6,387 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 17,480 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Monterey County, California in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3540)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2056)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1392)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1368)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1366)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (964)
  • Unspecified dementia (918)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (764)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (665)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (648)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 62.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.4
  • Other - 9.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.7
  • Suffocation - 26.0
  • Poisoning - 12.3
  • Other - 9.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 396,355
  • In family households: 349,172 (62,828 male householders, 27,644 female householders)
    66,660 spouses, 127,479 children (120,910 natural, 2,141 adopted, 4,428 stepchildren), 12,180 grandchildren, 8,078 brothers or sisters, 5,658 parents, 15,064 other relatives, 17,769 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 47,183 (15,867 male householders (11,385 living alone)), 19,607 female householders (15,932 living alone)), 11,709 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18,702 (12,547 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 28,710 2-persons, 17,636 3-persons, 17,563 4-persons, 11,729 5-persons, 6,522 6-persons, 8,312 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,317 1-person, 6,272 2-persons, 1,082 3-persons, 410 4-persons, 186 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 112 7-or-more-persons.

75,563 married couples with children.
20,779 single-parent households (5,467 men, 15,312 women).

52.7% of residents of Monterey County speak English at home.
39.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,312,392,000 ($5577 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $709,886,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $795,326,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $380,109,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,839,000
Federal grants: $389,079,000
Federal procurement contracts: $189,860,000 ($135,629,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $553,177,000 ($468,460,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,699,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $71,224,000
Federal Government insurance: $498,209,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 37,701
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,442
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22,815
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -37,026
Here -90 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monterey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 43.47 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 768
  • 2000 to 2004: 11,480
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,358
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,197
  • 1970 to 1979: 28,754
  • 1960 to 1969: 22,330
  • 1950 to 1959: 20,244
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,884
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,371
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monterey County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 392
  • 2 rooms: 2,132
  • 3 rooms: 7,394
  • 4 rooms: 6,568
  • 5 rooms: 14,540
  • 6 rooms: 16,335
  • 7 rooms: 9,752
  • 8 rooms: 5,150
  • 9+ rooms: 4,003
  • 1 room: 4,792
  • 2 rooms: 10,335
  • 3 rooms: 11,420
  • 4 rooms: 12,601
  • 5 rooms: 8,577
  • 6 rooms: 4,635
  • 7 rooms: 1,561
  • 8 rooms: 647
  • 9+ rooms: 402
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monterey County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2,684
  • 1 bedroom: 4,938
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,172
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,636
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,767
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,069
  • no bedroom: 7,417
  • 1 bedroom: 16,604
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,289
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,632
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,794
  • 5+ bedrooms: 234
Cars and other vehicles available in Monterey County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,350
  • 1 vehicle: 16,150
  • 2 vehicles: 28,369
  • 3 vehicles: 12,973
  • 4 vehicles: 4,328
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,096
  • no vehicle: 6,290
  • 1 vehicle: 24,358
  • 2 vehicles: 18,923
  • 3 vehicles: 4,015
  • 4 vehicles: 973
  • 5+ vehicles: 411

52% of Monterey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in California.

Monterey County:

52.0%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 199219
  • Northeast: 15163
  • Midwest: 23571
  • South: 23944
  • West: 16882

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monterey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.3%)
  • Electricity (16.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Utility gas (62.2%)
  • Electricity (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,785
Here:

7.1%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,945
Here:

7.3%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,206
Here:

11.2%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Monterey County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $58,448,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $422,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,448,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,258,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,337,000
    Hospitals: $1,234,000
    Local Fire Protection: $168,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $118,741,000
    Health - Other: $94,712,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $78,689,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $64,294,000
    General - Other: $58,844,000
    Correctional Institutions: $43,797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,746,000
    Police Protection: $35,699,000
    Regular Highways: $30,180,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,859,000
    Financial Administration: $15,579,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,896,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,775,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,901,000
    Libraries: $5,855,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,801,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,989,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,742,000
    Sewerage: $1,690,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $110,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,675,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,498,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $781,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,177,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,066,000
    Housing and Community Development: $470,000
    Hospitals: $448,000
    Electric Utilities: $173,000
    Health - Other: $165,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $224,492,000

Monterey County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $101,947,000
    All Other: $75,006,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,688,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,748,000
    Sewerage: $1,472,000
    Regular Highways: $172,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,871,000
    Education: $10,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $489,000
    Natural Resources: $174,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $30,043,000
    All Other: $3,581,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,043,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,714,000
    Electric Utilities: $263,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $17,676,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,901,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,244,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,166,000
    Special Assessments: $1,626,000
    Rents: $960,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,531,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $235,298,000
    All Other: $77,010,000
    Health and Hospitals: $48,281,000
    Education: $26,426,000
    General Local Government Support: $15,051,000
    Highways: $6,922,000
    Sewerage: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $102,147,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,734,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,517,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,551,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,787,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,046,000
    Other License: $4,039,000
    NEC: $166,000

Monterey County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,296,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $199,175,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,360,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,158,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,106,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $254,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000

Monterey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,896,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,078,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,595,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,292
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,615
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,677
  • Number of recipients under 18: 812
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,655
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,825
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,099
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,828
Monterey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monterey County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,964$230,3771,898$287,7024,399$340,148256$269,61316$1,447,4381,203$336,43028$187,107
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED154$241,714240$309,788465$356,20626$224,0002$1,650,000136$337,5157$171,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED439$218,460521$256,8332,024$367,871124$167,1694$709,250435$296,56645$160,444
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN268$236,840329$301,3431,020$382,12864$247,9063$639,000245$331,80813$168,308
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS55$223,52783$291,253343$383,40821$297,6190$068$447,0741$266,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 67 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED253$241,41516$334,6885$249,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED130$253,93817$398,8823$282,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$269,48613$409,6921$574,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$231,3463$413,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$227,1670$01$234,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Monterey County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,72274.6 years
Mary1,45080.2 years
William1,38174.9 years
Robert1,17471.4 years
James1,08072.0 years
George86276.0 years
Charles79574.9 years
Frank78776.1 years
Helen68381.1 years
Dorothy66679.4 years
Most common last names in Monterey County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith60975.7 years
Johnson44476.2 years
Garcia31870.1 years
Williams31674.2 years
Brown27775.1 years
Miller27075.6 years
Jones24874.7 years
Martinez24867.5 years
Davis24575.5 years
Rodriguez24170.2 years
Businesses in Monterey County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven18Kohl's2
99 Cents Only Stores1Kroger8
AT&T6La Quinta1
Ace Hardware8La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture3
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza7
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's3
Audi1Macy's3
AutoZone8Marriott3
BMW1Marshalls2
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets23
Baskin-Robbins4Mazda2
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's18
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western11Motel 65
Blockbuster7Motherhood Maternity3
Budget Car Rental1New Balance9
Burger King13New York & Co1
CVS11Nike27
Carl\s Jr.8Nissan2
Casual Male XL1Office Depot2
Chevrolet3OfficeMax1
Chico's1Old Navy2
Chipotle1Olive Garden1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Church's Chicken1Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 1Pac Sun2
Circle K1Panda Express4
Clarion1Papa John's Pizza2
Cold Stone Creamery3Payless6
Coldwater Creek1Penske2
Comfort Inn6PetSmart2
Costco2Pier 1 Imports2
Curves3Pizza Hut2
DHL2Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen3Pottery Barn1
Days Inn3Quality4
Decora Cabinetry3Quiznos3
Dennys7RadioShack9
Discount Tire1Ramada4
Domino's Pizza5Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge3Rite Aid6
El Pollo Loco2Rodeway Inn1
Ethan Allen1SAS Shoes3
Famous Footwear1Safeway4
Fashion Bug1Sears4
FedEx43Sephora1
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel1
Ford2Staples1
Forever 212Starbucks25
GNC6Subaru1
GameStop5Subway29
Gap2Super 83
Goodwill6T-Mobile13
Gymboree1Taco Bell10
H&R Block14Talbots1
Hilton2Target3
Holiday Inn5The Room Place1
Hollister Co.2Torrid1
Home Depot2Toyota2
HomeTown Buffet1Toys"R"Us4
Honda2Trader Joe's2
Hot Topic2Travelodge2
Howard Johnson5True Value4
Hyatt2U-Haul12
IHOP1UPS44
IZOD1Vans8
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless5
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jack In The Box7Vons8
Jamba Juice6Walgreens5
Johnny Rockets1Walmart3
Jones New York7Wendy's3
Journeys1Wet Seal1
KFC7Whole Foods Market1
Kmart1YMCA4
Knights Inn1

Monterey County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"