Nationwide Claims to Fame

Monterey County is 24th out of 3,143 other counties in Home median value

Monterey County is 25th out of 3,143 other counties in Foreign born residents

Statewide Claims to Fame

Monterey County is 5th in California out of 58 other counties in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Monterey County is 8th in California out of 58 other counties in Foreign born residents

Monterey County is 9th in California out of 58 other counties in Residents younger than 5

Monterey County is 10th in California out of 58 other counties in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Monterey County is 11th in California out of 58 other counties in Home median value

Monterey County is 12th in California out of 58 other counties in People per household

Monterey County is 12th in California out of 58 other counties in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Monterey County is 14th in California out of 58 other counties in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Monterey County is 17th in California out of 58 other counties in Residents younger than 18

Monterey County is 17th in California out of 58 other counties in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Current population (2012) 426,762 20th 38,041,430 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3,280.6 17th 155,779.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 126.5 26th 239.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 9th 6.7% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.7% 17th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.2% 45th 12.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 70.5% 53rd 80.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.2% 26th 30.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Race - White 82.4% 35th 73.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.7% 19th 6.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 2.7% 22nd 1.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 6.9% 20th 13.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 10th 0.5% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.7% 24th 3.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 56.4% 5th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 32.0% 53rd 39.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Female residents 48.6% 49th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 30.3% 8th 27.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Housing units 138,788 22nd 13,720,462 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.8% 12th 30.8% 25.9%
Households 125,217 22nd 12,433,172 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.4% 56th 56.7% 66.1%
Home median value $497,400 11th $421,600 $186,200
People per household 3.1 12th 2.9 2.6
Building permits (last year) 246 28th 58,549 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Income per capita $25,508 32nd $29,634 $27,915
Income per household $59,737 19th $61,632 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.1% 28th 14.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Monterey County Rank California US
Non-farm private establishments 8,216 21st 849,316 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 96,528 21st 12,698,427 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 31,711 20th 3,425,510 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,541,144 22nd $455,032,270 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,293 28th $12,561 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,197,083 14th $80,852,787 $613,795,732

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