Pacific Grove, California

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Population in 2019: 15,413 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 6,936  (45.0%)
Females: 8,477  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93950.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $96,326 (it was $50,254 in 2000)
Pacific Grove:

$96,326
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $53,958 (it was $31,277 in 2000)

Pacific Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: over $1,000,000 (it was $418,000 in 2000)
Pacific Grove:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $755,857; in 2-unit structures: $687,834; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,019; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $721,155; mobile homes: $347,366

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,949.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pacific Grove: 116.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.5%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for American Indian residents, 1.2% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pacific Grove, CA (2019)
    • 11,96777.0%White alone
    • 1,5429.9%Hispanic
    • 9225.9%Asian alone
    • 6504.2%Two or more races
    • 1491.0%Black alone
    • 180.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Pacific Grove, California as of June 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pacific Grove is 1,430 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Pacific Grove by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(13.1)
4
(27.1)
2
(13.7)
6
(41.4)
2
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(25.9)
2
(12.9)
6
(38.4)
1
(6.4)
5
(31.7)
8
(50.9)
9
(57.0)
1
(6.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(39.4)
4
(27.1)
6
(41.2)
3
(20.7)
2
(13.8)
3
(19.7)
7
(45.3)
7
(45.1)
1
(6.4)
3
(19.1)
2
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.7)
1
(6.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(65.7)
14
(94.8)
10
(68.6)
13
(89.6)
12
(82.5)
21
(138.0)
16
(103.6)
13
(83.8)
23
(147.3)
3
(19.1)
2
(12.7)
8
(50.9)
12
(76.0)
12
(76.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(545.1)
146
(988.4)
93
(638.4)
120
(827.5)
123
(846.1)
104
(683.4)
97
(628.4)
84
(541.3)
49
(313.9)
51
(324.1)
47
(297.6)
55
(350.0)
44
(278.7)
27
(173.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
311
(2,042)
222
(1,503)
250
(1,716)
315
(2,172)
270
(1,857)
184
(1,209)
147
(952.3)
207
(1,334)
229
(1,467)
219
(1,392)
249
(1,576)
249
(1,584)
252
(1,596)
136
(871.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(59.1)
20
(135.4)
14
(96.1)
14
(96.5)
8
(55.0)
9
(59.1)
5
(32.4)
17
(109.6)
23
(147.3)
18
(114.4)
22
(139.3)
20
(127.3)
16
(101.3)
6
(38.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(20.6)
2
(13.8)
2
(13.8)
3
(19.7)
1
(6.5)
5
(32.2)
3
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index160.0202.4158.1223.6183.3134.4139.7140.6154.6102.1126.7149.0156.172.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Pacific Grove, CA

Crime rate in Pacific Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 30 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.01
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Ancestries: European (9.2%), German (8.2%), American (7.5%), English (6.0%), Irish (4.9%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 125 feet

Land area: 2.87 square miles.

Population density: 5,361 people per square mile   (average).

Pacific Grove, California map

1,748 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe, 3.7% Asia, 1.9% Latin America).

This city:

11.2%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,445 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,389 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salinas, CA (16.1 miles , pop. 151,060).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Jose, CA (47.5 miles , pop. 894,943).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (265.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Monterey, CA (1.5 miles ),
Del Monte Forest, CA (1.5 miles ),
Sand City, CA (2.0 miles ),
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (2.1 miles ),
Seaside, CA (2.2 miles ),
Del Rey Oaks, CA (2.2 miles ),
Carmel, CA (2.3 miles ),
Marina, CA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.62 N, Longitude: 121.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,018 (-13.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,833 (24.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 831

Distribution of median household income in Pacific Grove, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pacific Grove, CA in 2019

Property values in Pacific Grove, CA

Pacific Grove satellite photo by USGS

Pacific Grove tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
California:

7.9%
Historical population in Pacific Grove, CA
Historical housing units in Pacific Grove, CA
Most common industries in Pacific Grove, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Pacific Grove, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)

Average climate in Pacific Grove, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Pacific Grove, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.290. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.290
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.52. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.52
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.34
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Pacific Grove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7301% 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 112.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Pacific Grove center
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 35.0 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from Pacific Grove center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Pacific Grove 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) earthquake occurred 83.9 miles away from the city 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monterey County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 7, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pacific Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pacific Grove:

  • CANTERBURY WOODS (651 SINEX AVENUE)
  • FOREST HILL MANOR HEALTH CENTER (551 GIBSON AVENUE)
  • PACIFIC GROVE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (200 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE)

Amtrak stations near Pacific Grove:

  • 3 miles: MONTEREY TRANSIT PLAZA (MONTEREY, PEARL & TYLER STS.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: SEASIDE (BLDG. T-1176, 4TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: CARMEL (3665 RIO RD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pacific Grove:

  • Monterey Peninsula College (about 3 miles; Monterey, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,588)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (about 4 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,951)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 8 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)
  • Hartnell College (about 15 miles; Salinas, CA; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Cabrillo College (about 26 miles; Aptos, CA; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (about 28 miles; Santa Cruz, CA; FT enrollment: 17,751)
  • Gavilan College (about 32 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)

Public high schools in Pacific Grove:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pacific Grove:

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Library in Pacific Grove:

  • PACIFIC GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,042,544; Location: 550 CENTRAL AVE.; 103,480 books; 1,417 e-books; 6,261 audio materials; 3,572 video materials; 26 local licensed databases; 200 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pacific Grove: Southern Pacific Station (A), Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links (B), Point Piños Light Station (C), Asilomar (D), Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (E), Pacific Grove Art Center (F), Asilomar Conference Center (G), Steinbeck Museum (H), Pacific Grove Public Library (I), Pacific Grove City Hall (J), Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (K), Heritage Social Museum (L), Forest Lodge (M), Asilomar Conference Grounds (N), Seventeen Mile Drive Manor (O), Forest Hill Manor (P), Heritage Social Museum (Q), Westmed Ambulance Unit 22 (R), Pacific Grove Fire Department (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Seventeen Mile Drive Village Shopping Center (1), American Tin Cannery Outlet Center Shopping Center (2), Forest Hill Shopping Center (3), Country Club Gate Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pacific Grove include: Coastlands-The Monterey Foursquare Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Holy Spirit Chapel (C), Peninsula Baptist Church (D), Peninsula Christian Center (E), Peninsula Presbyterian Church (F), Shoreline Community Church (G), Chapel In the Pines (H), Christian Church of Pacific Grove (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: El Carmeto Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Crespi Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Pacific Grove include: Asilomar State Beach (1), Arnett Park (2), Caledonia Park (3), Forest Hill Playground (4), Breaker Stadium (5), Chase Park (6), Esplanade Park (7), Higgins Park (8), Jewel Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bette L Phillips Health Insurana Agncy & Ntry STRE (Museums; 169 Fountain Avenue).

Hotels: Beachcomber Inn & Restaurant (1996 Sunset Drive), Anton Inn (1095 Lighthouse Ave), Best Western Lighthouse Lodge & Suites (1150 Lighthouse Avenue), Pacific Gardens Inns (701 Asilomar Blvd), Andril Fireplace Cottages (569 Asilomar Boulevard), Best Western Monarch Resort (1111 Lighthouse Avenue), Olympia Lodge (1140 Lighthouse Ave), Borg's Ocean Front Motel (635 Ocean View Boulevard), Bide A Wee Inn & Cottages (221 Asilomar Avenue).

Birthplace of: Benjamin Jealous - Chief executive.

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

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Pacific Grove in 2010:

  • 215 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Pacific Grove in 2000:

  • 83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 43 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Pacific Grove (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 170 Country Club Gate Center Branch at 170 Country Club Gate Center, branch established on 1919/01/01; Pacific Grove Branch at 569 Lighthouse Avenue, branch established on 1966/02/15. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Pacific Grove Branch at 580 Lighthouse Avenue, branch established on 2003/12/15. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pacific Grove Branch at 1160 Forest Avenue, branch established on 1962/11/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Monterey County Bank: Pacific Grove Branch at 542 Lighthouse Avenue, branch established on 1997/04/14. Info updated 2011/01/31: Bank assets: $249.3 mil, Deposits: $203.7 mil, headquarters in Monterey, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Northern California Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pacific Grove Branch at 601 Lighthouse Avenue, branch established on 1934/12/24. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Pacific Grove:

Marital status in Pacific Grove, CA
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Pacific Grove:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pacific Grove
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pacific Grove, CA (based on Monterey County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic150,05026
Evangelical Protestant23,624154
Other18,30948
Mainline Protestant11,24448
Black Protestant1,1998
Orthodox6403
None209,991-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 114
Monterey County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monterey County:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Monterey County:

21.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monterey County:

18.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pacific Grove:

54.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.8%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Pacific Grove:

28.2
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pacific Grove:

34.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

59.4%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pacific Grove, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 12$110,569$110,5693$4,470
Police Protection - Officers 12$141,320$141,3200$0
Parks and Recreation 10$75,606$90,72718$11,438
Firefighters 8$97,184$145,77612$4,931
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$53,023$90,8973$3,999
Other Government Administration 5$20,168$48,4030$0
Local Libraries 5$38,518$92,4434$4,666
Police - Other 4$30,566$91,6986$9,337
Financial Administration 4$32,272$96,8160$0
Fire - Other 1$9,010$108,1201$2,263
Sewerage 1$11,942$143,3040$0
Other and Unallocable 1$13,832$165,9840$0
Totals for Government 70$634,010$108,68747$41,104

Pacific Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,873,000 ($121.52)
    Regular Highways: $574,000 ($37.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,097,000 ($395.58)
    Central Staff Services: $4,075,000 ($264.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,999,000 ($194.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,069,000 ($134.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,480,000 ($96.02)
    Sewerage: $1,389,000 ($90.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,225,000 ($79.48)
    Financial Administration: $1,036,000 ($67.22)
    Libraries: $976,000 ($63.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $504,000 ($32.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $264,000 ($17.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,080,000 ($70.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,998,000 ($129.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $524,000 ($34.00)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($8.56)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($2.01)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($2.01)

Pacific Grove government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,143,000 ($203.92)
    Other: $1,154,000 ($74.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $446,000 ($28.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000 ($27.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($2.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $84,000 ($5.45)
    Other: $20,000 ($1.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $728,000 ($47.23)
    Rents: $223,000 ($14.47)
    Interest Earnings: $84,000 ($5.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $75,000 ($4.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $36,000 ($2.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,716,000 ($241.10)
    Highways: $289,000 ($18.75)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($1.69)
  • Tax - Property: $6,532,000 ($423.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,830,000 ($378.25)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,159,000 ($269.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,711,000 ($175.89)
    Other License: $776,000 ($50.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $403,000 ($26.15)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $125,000 ($8.11)

Pacific Grove government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,347,000 ($1190.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,370,000 ($932.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,348,000 ($346.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,371,000 ($88.95)

Pacific Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $813,000 ($52.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,251,000 ($1573.41)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,000 ($7.14)

5.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
California average:

5.03%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.12%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Cruz County, CA  0.53% ($64,453 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.41% ($121,869)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($61,676)


5.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
California average:

5.21%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,044 average AGI)
Monterey County:

0.16%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Santa Cruz County, CA  0.39% ($47,838 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.33% ($72,478)
to San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($59,649)
Businesses in Pacific Grove, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike1
Decora Cabinetry3Pier 1 Imports1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Safeway1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1Trader Joe's1
Howard Johnson1UPS2
IZOD1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pacific Grove:

  • KNRY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KRML (1410 AM; 3 kW; CARMEL, CA; Owner: WISDOM BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KDBV (980 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: WOLFHOUSE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KIDD (630 AM; 1 kW; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KION (1460 AM; 10 kW; SALINAS, CA)
  • KSCO (1080 AM; 10 kW; SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KKMC (880 AM; 10 kW; GONZALES, CA; Owner: MONTEREY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTOM (1380 AM; 5 kW; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pacific Grove:

  • KMBY-FM (103.9 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSPB (91.9 FM; PEBBLE BEACH, CA; Owner: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SCHOOL)
  • KUSP (88.9 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL B/CING. FOUNDATION,INC.)
  • K260AA (99.9 FM; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWAV (96.9 FM; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING OF MONTEREY)
  • KTOM-FM (100.7 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K291AE (106.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: MAPELTON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBOQ (95.5 FM; CARMEL, CA; Owner: J & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJO (92.7 FM; MARINA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSES-FM (107.1 FM; SEASIDE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KAZU (90.3 FM; PACIFIC GROVE, CA; Owner: FOUNDATION OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY)
  • KCDU (101.7 FM; CARMEL, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KOCN (105.1 FM; PACIFIC GROVE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BQ (89.1 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Pacific Grove:

  • K53DT (Channel 53; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSBW (Channel 8; SALINAS, CA; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • KION-TV (Channel 46; MONTEREY, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pacific Grove fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pacific Grove)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 580 Pine St (Lat: 36.621639 Lon: -121.918000), Call Sign: KMM520,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.175 MHz, 154.370 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2024, Registrant: Pacific Grove Police Department, 580 Pine Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950, Phone: (831) 648-3143, Fax: (831) 648-3163, Email:
  • Forest Ave & Gibson Ave (Lat: 36.606917 Lon: -121.919944), Call Sign: KVR941,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.535 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 05/26/2023, Registrant: County Of Monterey, 855 East Laurel Dr, Building D, Salinas, CA 93905, Phone: (831) 796-1364, Fax: (831) 796-1331, Email:
  • Police Dept 600 Pine Ave (Lat: 36.621639 Lon: -121.918000), Call Sign: WSZ33,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.785 MHz, 154.815 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2013, Expiration Date: 04/28/2023, Registrant: County Of Monterey, 1590 Moffett St, Salinas, CA 93905, Phone: (831) 796-1463, Fax: (831) 796-1331, Email:
  • 651 Sinex Avenue (Lat: 36.621667 Lon: -121.916944), Call Sign: WQBT652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 464.325 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2014, Expiration Date: 12/10/2024, Certifier: Bill Newman, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • ASILOMARP&RRO, 804 Crocker Ave (Lat: 36.619694 Lon: -121.934667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQCA515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.937 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/18/2025, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Lat: 36.605306 Lon: -121.929667, Call Sign: WQUZ838,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.887 MHz, 452.887 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 12/02/2024, Certifier: Cassandra G Bridge, Registrant: Silke Communications, 3 Crow Canyon Road, Salinas, CA 94583, Phone: (925) 552-1820
  • HIGH SCHOOL, 615 Sunset Drive (Lat: 36.610611 Lon: -121.926694), Call Sign: WRCF443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, 452.187 MHz, 462.237 MHz, 462.262 MHz, 462.387 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2018, Expiration Date: 09/17/2028, Certifier: Todd Buller, Registrant: Commusa, Inc., 2229 Enterprise Street, Escondido, CA 92029, Phone: (800) 338-1949, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pacific Grove)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pacific Grove)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$492,21896$440,201475$334,03321$289,0000$0135$382,989
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$454,13011$363,18246$357,5893$174,7230$014$348,861
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$020$390,573136$415,2858$239,6380$036$379,923
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$426,00014$404,45090$417,3173$154,1931$1,270,00023$358,268
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$249,00024$429,9782$217,5000$07$319,259

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.00 , 0121.00, 0122.00, 0123.02, 0124.01, 0124.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$415,2631$410,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$567,5150$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$720,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.00 , 0121.00, 0122.00, 0123.02, 0124.01, 0124.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pacific Grove, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pacific Grove, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 32 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Pacific Grove, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.8%), and Outside Fires (36.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pacific Grove, CA
    • 12450.8%Structure Fires
    • 8836.1%Outside Fires
    • 218.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 114.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pacific Grove, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pacific Grove, California:

  • Best Western Inn, 1111 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 646-8885, Fax: (831) 646-9576
  • Rosedale Inn, 775 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (408) 655-1000
  • Sea Breeze Lodge, 1101 Lighthouse Avenue/204 Grv Acre, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 372-3431, Fax: (831) 643-0235
  • Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages, 1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 655-6325, Fax: (831) 643-0235
  • Asilomar Lodge - Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 372-8016, Fax: (831) 642-4261
  • Best Western The Inn And Suites Pacific Grove, 660 Dennett St, Pacific Grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 373-8777, Fax: (831) 373-2698
  • Clarion Collection Wilkies Inn, 1038 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific grove, California 93950 , Phone: (831) 372-5960, Fax: (831) 655-1681
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pacific Grove, California
Most common first names in Pacific Grove, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17677.5 years
Mary16679.3 years
William11875.9 years
Robert9673.9 years
James8574.6 years
Helen8484.6 years
George8276.3 years
Dorothy7581.9 years
Charles7378.5 years
Margaret7281.9 years
Most common last names in Pacific Grove, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5378.2 years
Miller3674.0 years
Johnson3578.4 years
Moore2774.5 years
Williams2678.3 years
Wilson2380.8 years
Jones2279.4 years
Thompson2282.4 years
Thomas2276.4 years
Davis2182.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pacific Grove, CA
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pacific Grove, CA
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pacific Grove compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Pacific Grove on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Egypt (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #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)"
There are 45 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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