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Monterey County, California (CA)


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County population in 2012: 426,762 (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: 127 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monterey County: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Monterey County, California:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 213,431  (50.1%)
Females: 201,626  (49.9%)

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Monterey County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Monterey County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,447 ($48,305 in 1999)
This county:

$58447
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,016 (lower quartile is $794, upper quartile is $1,460)
This county:

$1016
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $402,700 (it was $254,800 in 2000)
Monterey County:

$402,700
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $252,700 - $707,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $580,097
Here:

$580,097
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $567,157
Here:

$567,157
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $568,726
Here:

$568,726
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $335,892
Here:

$335,892
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $259,867
Here:

$259,867
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $74,571
Here:

$74,571
State:

$59,450
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,426
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

Institutionalized population: 12,547

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


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


Monterey County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,291 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,478 (0.3%)


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 2009: 17.8%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
Monterey County:

17.8%
California:

14.2%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 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, Pacific Grove, Greenfield, Soledad, King City, Gonzales.

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

2005 air pollution in Monterey County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.008 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.069 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.056 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 38 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 14 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.monterey.ca.us

Click to draw/clear Monterey County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monterey County: Camp Huffman (A), Camp McCallum (B), Hennekens Ranger Station (C), Hennekens Ranch (D), Clausens Ranch (E), Del Monte Golf Course (F), Hermits Cabin (G), Hicks Ranch (H), Jackson Camp (I), Hiding Canyon Camp (J), Higgins Camp (K), Hog Ranch (L), Outlaw Camp (M), P B S S P South Campground (N), Horse Pasture Camp (O), Watkins Gate (P), Thompson Cabin (Q), Indian Ranger Station (R), Herbert Ranch (S), Little Pines Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Barnyard Shopping Center (1), Carmel Rancho Shopping Center (2), Carmel Center Shopping Center (3), Toro Park Shopping Center (4), Mid-Valley Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monterey County include: Carmelite Mission (A), Mission Soledad (B), Mission San Antonia de Padua (C), All Saints Episcopal Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Korean Buddhist Temple Sambosa (F), Saint Dunstans Church (G), Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula (H), Unitarian Universalist Church of Monterey (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenfield Cemetery (1), Imusdale Cemetery (2), Parkfield Cemetery (3), Lockwood Cemetery (4), Soledad Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Espinosa Lake (A), Abbott Lakes (B), The Dry Lake (C), Warner Lake (D), Laguna Seca (E), Kenner Lake (F), Mudhen Lake (G), El Toro Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Higgins Creek (A), Hepsedam Creek (B), Harris Creek (C), North Fork Big Sur River (D), Hames Creek (E), Gibson Creek (F), Garrapata Creek (G), El Toro Creek (H), Doud Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Monterey County include: The Glass House State Historic Landmark (1), Battle of Natividad State Historic Landmark (2), Kirby Park (3), Hilltown Ferry State Historic Landmark (4), Roach Canyon Park (5), Garland Ranch Regional Park (6), Keltron Park (7), Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (8), Hastings Natural History State Reservation (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hidden Beach (A), Monastery Beach (B), Sand Dollar Beach (C), Pfeiffer Beach (D), Wreck Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Fresno County , Kings County , San Benito County , San Luis Obispo County , Santa Cruz County .

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


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:


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:

75.4% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.95%
Here45.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 180,593
Total congregations: 216

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents139,105 (77.0%)5,350 (3.0%)4,483 (2.5%)3,681 (2.0%)3,300 (1.8%)
Congregations23 (10.6%)19 (8.8%)9 (4.2%)14 (6.5%)3 (1.4%)
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchPentecostal Church of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents3,148 (1.7%)2,974 (1.6%)2,500 (1.4%)2,134 (1.2%)13,918 (7.7%)
Congregations19 (8.8%)8 (3.7%)10 (4.6%)9 (4.2%)102 (47.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Monterey County - Salinas, Seaside, Monterey, Marina, Prunedale

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 114
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Monterey 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
This county:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 374
Monterey County:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.5%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.8%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monterey County:

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

Tornado activity:

Monterey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 30.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/6/1992, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monterey County-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2494% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) 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 the 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
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Monterey County center
On 8/6/1979 at 17:05:22, a magnitude 5.9 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 5.9 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/22/1983 at 02:39:53, a magnitude 6.0 (6.0 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.8 ML, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Fires: 3, Freezes: 2, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $58,562.

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
California average:

5.75%


0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,930 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.24%
California average:

0.21%

3.07% relocated from other counties in California ($28,447 average AGI)
2.73% relocated from other states ($29,126 average AGI)
Monterey County:

2.73%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.43% ($38,459 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.34% ($81,066)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.28% ($53,520)
from San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($44,265)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.14% ($45,110)
from Fresno County, CA  0.14% ($37,381)
from Alameda County, CA  0.11% ($40,710)


8.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
California average:

6.27%


0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,412 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.27%
California average:

0.11%

4.31% relocated to other counties in California ($26,063 average AGI)
3.91% relocated to other states ($22,898 average AGI)
Monterey County:

3.91%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.50% ($61,425 average AGI)
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.42% ($42,670)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($37,498)
to Fresno County, CA  0.25% ($36,191)
to San Diego County, CA  0.22% ($59,205)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.22% ($46,095)
to Kern County, CA  0.21% ($37,376)

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

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 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 in Monterey County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 43,750 (38,413 aged, 5,337 disabled)
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

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.

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

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:


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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Monterey County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Monterey County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Monterey County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Monterey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Monterey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monterey County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

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
AT&T6Kroger8
Ace Hardware8La Quinta1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy1
Ann Taylor1Lane Bryant1
Apple Store1Lane Furniture3
Applebee's1LensCrafters2
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza7
AutoZone8Long John Silver's3
BMW1Macy's3
Banana Republic1Marriott3
Baskin-Robbins4Marshalls2
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets23
Bed Bath & Beyond2McDonald's18
Best Western11Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster7Motel 65
Budget Car Rental1Motherhood Maternity3
Burger King13New Balance9
CVS11New York & Co1
Casual Male XL1Nike27
Chico's1Office Depot2
Chipotle1OfficeMax1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy2
Church's Chicken1Olive Garden1
Cinnabon 1Outback1
Clarion1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery3Pac Sun2
Coldwater Creek1Panda Express4
Comfort Inn6Papa John's Pizza2
Costco2Payless6
Curves3Penske2
DHL2PetSmart2
Dairy Queen3Pier 1 Imports2
Days Inn3Pizza Hut2
Decora Cabinetry3Quality4
Dennys7Quiznos3
Discount Tire1RadioShack9
Domino's Pizza5Ramada4
Econo Lodge3Red Lobster1
El Pollo Loco2Rite Aid6
Ethan Allen1Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes3
Fashion Bug1Safeway4
FedEx43Sears4
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Soma Intimates1
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts1
Forever 212Sprint Nextel1
GNC6Staples1
GameStop5Starbucks25
Gap2Subway29
Goodwill6Super 83
Gymboree1T-Mobile13
H&R Block14Taco Bell10
Holiday Inn5Talbots1
Hollister Co.2Target3
Home Depot2The Room Place1
HomeTown Buffet1Torrid1
Hot Topic2Toys"R"Us4
Howard Johnson5Trader Joe's2
Hyatt2Travelodge2
IHOP1True Value4
IZOD1U-Haul12
J. Jill1UPS44
J.Crew1Vans8
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless5
Jack In The Box7Victoria's Secret2
Jamba Juice6Vons8
Johnny Rockets1Walgreens5
Jones New York7Walmart3
Journeys1Wendy's3
KFC7Wet Seal1
Kmart1Whole Foods Market1
Knights Inn1YMCA4
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