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Monterey County, CA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Salinas, CA
Designated Market Area: Monterey-Salinas, CA
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Low Education
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Hispanic Centers

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2022 population: 432,858   ( 17,801 from 2010)
Land area: 3281.7 square miles
Population density: 131.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:121,755 28.13% 10.8%
Black:9,7372.25% 13.8%
Indian:1,2270.28% 9.8%
Asian:26,5906.14% 3.7%
2+ races:10,2642.37% 7.2%
Hispanic:263,28560.82% 14.5%
Total non-White:311,10371.87% 11.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,432 14.2
Deaths:6,9787.9
Net Migration: -12,905-14.7
Net Immigration: 1,0051.1
Change in White population:-14,680 -3.5
Change in Non-White pop.:32,481 7.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
415,057
136,43532.87%
11,3002.72%
1,3610.33%
25,6456.18%
9,5722.31%
230,00355.41%
278,62267.13%

2000
401,762
162,04540.33%
14,0853.51%
1,7820.44%
24,7466.16%
9,9452.48%
187,96946.79%
239,71759.67%

1990
355,660
188,41752.98%
21,6996.10%
2,3700.67%
26,7437.52%
n/a
116,43132.74%
167,24347.02%

1980
290,444
174,59460.11%
18,7636.46%
1,1310.39%
20,3627.01%
n/a
74,68225.71%
115,85039.89%

1970
250,071
173,02369.19%
9,5423.82%
8950.36%
9,4713.79%
n/a
52,71521.08%
77,048 30.81%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
68,134 17.0
21,9045.5
-63,204-15.7
27,5146.8
-25,610 -6.4
38,905 9.7
1990's
NumberRate
72,094 20.3
22,7346.4
-65,705-18.5
30,2118.5
-26,372 -7.4
72,474 20.4
1980's
NumberRate
67,159 23.1
21,279 7.3
21,427 7.4
n/a
13,823 4.8
51,393 17.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
7,776 3.1
n/a
1,571 0.6
38,802 15.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Monterey County, CA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.1
113,042 26.1%
319,816 73.9%
62,381 14.4%
130,973
3.20
95,629 73.0%
69,021 72.2%
9,194 9.6%
35,344 27.0%

2010
NumberPercent
32.9
111,013 26.7%
304,044 73.3%
44,422 10.7%
125,946
3.15
90,472 71.8%
66,660 73.7%
8,786 9.7%
35,474 28.2%

2000
NumberPercent
31.8
113,940 28.4%
287,822 71.6%
40,181 10.0%
121,199
3.14
88,539 73.1%
68,832 77.7%
7,663 8.7%
32,660 26.9%

1990
NumberPercent
29.9
97,523 27.4%
258,137 72.6%
34,514 9.7%
113,340
2.95
84,038 74.1%
68,107 81.0%
6,812 8.1%
29,302 25.9%

1980
NumberPercent
28.0
82,276 28.3%
208,168 71.7%
26,621 9.2%
96,060
2.84
70,974 73.9%
59,073 83.2%
6,044 8.5%
25,086 26.1%

2022 Housing Data for Monterey County, CA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units143,743 
Median Value$683,700 
Occupied130,97391.1%
Vacant12,7708.9%
Owned68,35952.2%
Rented62,61447.8%
Median Rent$1,873 
Single-Family Units99,77569.4%
    Detached90,71263.1%
    Attached9,0636.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units24,87317.3%
Mobile Homes6,3174.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Monterey County, CA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,6312.8%
$10,000 to $14,9993,2272.5%
$15,000 to $19,9992,6902.1%
$20,000 to $24,9993,9893.0%
$25,000 to $29,9994,3363.3%
$30,000 to $34,9993,9943.0%
$35,000 to $39,9993,8172.9%
$40,000 to $44,9994,2253.2%
$45,000 to $49,9994,5103.4%
$50,000 to $59,9997,8856.0%
$60,000 to $74,99911,4098.7%
$75,000 to $99,99918,41514.1%
$100,000 to $124,99915,44711.8%
$125,000 to $149,99910,2427.8%
$150,000 to $199,99913,80110.5%
$200,000 or more19,35514.8%
Median Household Income91,043 
Per Capita Income37,741 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state114 
Compared to U.S.142 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5,6834.3%
Public Assistance3,3952.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps12,8789.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed68,98164.2%
Unemployed4,5824.3%
In Armed Forces5,4935.1%
Total Labor Force79,05673.6%
Not in Labor Force28,38926.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector73,78552,22358.6%
Non-Profit4,3656,95538.6%
Self-Employed11,8247,69960.6%
Local Government5,62210,32835.2%
State Government3,8104,17047.7%
Federal Government3,5622,53858.4%
Total Private + Self85,60959,92258.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.17,35923,99142.0%
Total102,96883,91355.1%
Pct. Govt.16.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts24,31213.0%
Sales and Office Occupations34,49718.4%
Professional, Technical35,32418.8%
Service Occupations36,37119.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing19,15810.2%
All others56,99830.4%
White Collar 50.2%
Industry
 Number%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting27,52314.7%
Health care and social assistance21,11011.3%
Retail trade17,6949.4%
Educational services17,0539.1%
Accommodation and food services15,8558.5%
Construction14,2437.6%
Manufacturing10,4155.6%
Professional, scientific, technical9,9685.3%
Public administration9,9365.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.9,6625.2%
Other services8,3794.5%
Transportation and warehousing5,1662.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation4,9112.6%
Wholesale trade4,8472.6%
Finance and insurance3,3121.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,1201.7%
Information2,5001.3%
Utilities1,5820.8%
Management1130.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1130.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Monterey County, CA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican240,95655.06%
Puerto Rican3,0000.69%
Cuban8140.19%
Dominican1190.03%
Total Central American8,8232.02%
Costa Rican300.01%
Guatemalan1,1400.26%
Honduran6700.15%
Nicaraguan2770.06%
Panamanian1340.03%
Salvadoran6,5651.50%
Other Central American70.00%
Total South American2,6450.60%
Argentinean9860.23%
Bolivian160.00%
Chilean1690.04%
Colombian3260.07%
Ecuadorian3050.07%
Paraguayan690.02%
Peruvian4950.11%
Uruguayan1690.04%
Venezuelan1100.03%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic5,5971.28%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino11,5032.63%
Chinese3,7760.86%
Indian2,4770.57%
Korean2,2860.52%
Japanese2,1490.49%
Vietnamese1,6750.38%
Thai3490.08%
Bangladeshi1120.03%
Taiwanese1060.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
Spanish198,94148.7%
English183,20344.9%
Tagalog5,7221.4%
Other Indo-European4,6761.1%
Other Asian3,3890.8%
Chinese2,5720.6%
Arabic1,9920.5%
German, other Germanic1,7580.4%
Korean1,6040.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German24,9035.7%
English24,5205.6%
Irish19,4374.4%
Italian15,5013.5%
American7,8681.8%
European6,2101.4%
French5,1631.2%
Scottish4,8061.1%
Portuguese4,2741.0%
Polish3,4220.8%
Norwegian2,7110.6%
Swedish2,6330.6%
Dutch2,2990.5%
Swiss2,1000.5%
Russian2,0830.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen348,75279.7%
Not a citizen88,85720.3%
Native311,04771.1%
Foreign-born126,56228.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Monterey County, CA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
48,086 17.2%26,425 9.4%57,115 20.4%72,395 25.9%45,473 16.3%30,240 10.8%
  Average years of education: 12.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 48,086 17.2%
9-12 Years 26,425 9.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 57,115 20.4%
Some College 72,395 25.9%
Bach. Degree 45,473 16.3%
Grad Degree 30,240 10.8%
Average years of education: 12.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Monterey County, CA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 172,654 156,030 16,624 9.6% 5.8%
1991 171,758 152,131 19,627 11.4% 7.8%
1992 177,080 155,007 22,073 12.5% 9.4%
1993 176,744 153,635 23,109 13.1% 9.5%
1994 175,018 153,154 21,864 12.5% 8.7%
1995 174,659 153,122 21,537 12.3% 7.9%
1996 177,428 157,183 20,245 11.4% 7.3%
1997 181,854 161,859 19,995 11.0% 6.4%
1998 184,345 164,512 19,833 10.8% 5.9%
1999 187,901 169,691 18,210 9.7% 5.3%
2000 203,030 188,232 14,798 7.3% 4.9%
2001 204,306 188,278 16,028 7.8% 5.5%
2002 207,809 189,086 18,723 9.0% 6.8%
2003 208,766 189,880 18,886 9.0% 6.9%
2004 207,192 190,014 17,178 8.3% 6.2%
2005 206,604 191,585 15,019 7.3% 5.4%
2006 203,396 189,335 14,061 6.9% 4.9%
2007 205,698 191,156 14,542 7.1% 5.3%
2008 212,165 194,178 17,987 8.5% 7.3%
2009 216,502 190,569 25,933 12.0% 11.5%
2010 216,038 187,860 28,178 13.0% 12.5%
2011 216,257 188,401 27,856 12.9% 11.9%
2012 217,399 191,832 25,567 11.8% 10.5%
2013 215,676 193,153 22,523 10.4% 9.0%
2014 217,354 197,439 19,915 9.2% 7.6%
2015 218,274 200,452 17,822 8.2% 6.3%
2016 218,802 201,971 16,831 7.7% 5.5%
2017 219,644 203,770 15,874 7.2% 4.8%
2018 221,941 207,683 14,258 6.4% 4.3%
2019 221,150 207,085 14,065 6.4% 4.2%
2020 213,471 190,389 23,082 10.8% 10.1%
2021 212,225 194,669 17,556 8.3% 7.3%
2022 220,475 207,384 13,091 5.9% 4.2%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com