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Monterey County, California (CA)

County population in 2016: 435,232 (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: 131 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monterey County: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (19.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Monterey County, California:

  • Hispanic or Latino (58.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (30.0%)
  • Asian alone (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Males: 222,251  (51.1%)
Females: 212,981  (48.9%)

Monterey County,CA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Monterey County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,876 ($48,305 in 1999)

This county:

$63,876
California:

$67,739

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,218 (lower quartile is $909, upper quartile is $1,704)
This county:

$1218
State:

$1252


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $481,000 (it was $254,800 in 2000)
Monterey:

$481,000
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $342,500 - $761,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $669,972
Here:

$669,972
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $562,659
Here:

$562,659
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $499,321
Here:

$499,321
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $457,348
Here:

$457,348
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $330,443
Here:

$330,443
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $132,884
Here:

$132,884
State:

$109,501
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,038
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $521

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 permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,655 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,586 (0.5%)

Monterey County household income distribution in 2013 Monterey County home values distribution in 2013 Monterey County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
Monterey County:

12.5%
California:

14.3%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for American Indian residents, 8.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 9.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.0 years old
(Males: 33.2 years old, Females: 34.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.5 years old, Black residents: 43.7 years old, American Indian residents: 43.6 years old, Asian residents: 44.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 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: 70.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 135,246 (24.8% naturalized citizens)

Monterey County:

31.1%
Whole state:

27.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 16,4522010 or later
  • 43,3742000 to 2009
  • 30,2211990 to 1999
  • 32,2321980 to 1989
  • 20,0471970 to 1979
  • 16,696Before 1970

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: 86,954
  • One, attached: 8,853
  • Two: 4,469
  • 3 or 4: 8,568
  • 5 to 9: 11,789
  • 10 to 19: 7,432
  • 20 to 49: 3,684
  • 50 or more: 2,705
  • Mobile homes: 6,303
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Monterey County with a mortgage: 42,389 (988 second mortgage, 4,849 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19,449

Here:

68.9% with mortgage
State:

71.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monterey County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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:

  • California Tsunami Waves, Incident Period: March 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1968: April 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 1968, Natural disaster type: Tsunami Wave
  • California Basin Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 04, 2008 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 2781, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Wildfires, Incident Period: June 20, 2008 to August 20, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3287: June 28, 2008, FEMA Id: 3287, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Severe Freeze, Incident Period: December 20, 1998 to December 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1267: February 09, 1999, FEMA Id: 1267, Natural disaster type: Freeze
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • California Severe 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: 1046, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, Mud Flows, Incident Period: January 03, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1044: January 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1044, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • California Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Mud & Landslides, Flooding, Incident Period: January 05, 1993 to March 20, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-979: February 03, 1993, FEMA Id: 979, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monterey County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
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, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monterey County


  • Italian (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Portuguese (1%)

Monterey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 129,653 (69.4%)
  • Carpooled: 22,026 (11.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,218 (1.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 15,453 (8.3%)
  • Bicycle: 1,117 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 6,754 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 8,469 (4.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Monterey County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,540)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,056)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,392)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,368)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,366)
  • 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: 435,232
  • In family households: 368,890 (48,511 male householders, 42,060 female householders)
    66,697 spouses, 146,344 children (140,821 natural, 2,252 adopted, 3,271 stepchildren), 12,472 grandchildren, 8,356 brothers or sisters, 10,209 parents, 18,549 other relatives, 15,692 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48,820 (15,321 male householders (11,974 living alone)), 19,848 female householders (16,568 living alone)), 13,651 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17,522

Size of family households: 30,111 2-persons, 17,882 3-persons, 18,706 4-persons, 13,275 5-persons, 5,871 6-persons, 4,726 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,542 1-person, 4,446 2-persons, 939 3-persons, 779 4-persons, 387 5-persons, 76 6-persons.

66,344 married couples with children.
29,868 single-parent households (11,969 men, 17,899 women).

45.4% of residents of Monterey speak English at home.
48.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 27% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,312,392,000 ($5,577 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:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built in Monterey County, California Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 1,0162014 or later
  • 1,6222010 to 2013
  • 12,4072000 to 2009
  • 17,3111990 to 1999
  • 22,3861980 to 1989
  • 25,0511970 to 1979
  • 20,0751960 to 1969
  • 21,0361950 to 1959
  • 10,3361940 to 1949
  • 9,5791939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monterey County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Monterey County, California Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 4171 room
  • 5612 rooms
  • 1,7673 rooms
  • 7,2104 rooms
  • 14,4195 rooms
  • 16,8986 rooms
  • 7,8887 rooms
  • 6,3518 rooms
  • 6,3279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monterey County, California Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 5,7761 room
  • 2,3722 rooms
  • 11,2283 rooms
  • 20,1224 rooms
  • 14,0495 rooms
  • 7,0006 rooms
  • 1,8927 rooms
  • 1,0438 rooms
  • 4209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monterey County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Monterey County, California Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 545no bedroom
  • 1,8811 bedroom
  • 9,6522 bedrooms
  • 30,0853 bedrooms
  • 16,6684 bedrooms
  • 3,0075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Monterey County, California Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 6,115no bedroom
  • 12,5381 bedroom
  • 25,3972 bedrooms
  • 15,0563 bedrooms
  • 4,4734 bedrooms
  • 3235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Monterey County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Monterey County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 1,133no vehicle
  • 11,6761 vehicle
  • 23,4032 vehicles
  • 15,8393 vehicles
  • 6,7624 vehicles
  • 3,0255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Monterey County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Monterey County population
  • 5,144no vehicle
  • 24,6701 vehicle
  • 23,3862 vehicles
  • 7,3053 vehicles
  • 2,4894 vehicles
  • 9085+ vehicles

88.5% of Monterey County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in California.

Monterey County:

88.5%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 231,971
  • Other state: 61,990
  • Northeast: 11,407
  • Midwest: 18,063
  • South: 19,019
  • West: 13,501
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monterey County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.7%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,568
Here:

3.1%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,692
Here:

6.3%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,910
Here:

17.0%
California:

15.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Monterey County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
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)"
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