Monterey County, California Population 2019

Monterey County, California's estimated population is 435,477 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monterey County, California is the 21st largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018435,5941170.03%
2017435,4777100.16%
2016434,7673,5260.82%
2015431,2412,2610.53%
2014428,9801,9260.45%
2013427,0542,0540.48%
2012425,0004,4581.06%
2011420,5424,1461.00%
2010416,39660,73617.08%
1990355,66065,21622.45%
1980290,44440,37316.14%
1970250,07151,72026.07%
1960198,35167,85352.00%
1950130,49857,46678.69%
194073,03219,32735.99%
193053,70525,72591.94%
192027,9803,83415.88%
191024,1464,76624.59%
190019,3807433.99%
189018,6377,33564.90%
188011,3021,42614.44%
18709,8765,137108.40%
18604,7392,867153.15%
18501,8720.00%

How Many People Live in Monterey County, California?

435,477

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White281,18164.91%
Some Other Race93,10721.49%
Asian24,8675.74%
Two or More Races17,8074.11%
Black or African American11,2782.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,8900.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0380.47%

Monterey County, California Population Pyramid 2019

Monterey County, California Median Age

33.9


Total

33.3


Male

34.6


Female

Monterey County, California Adults

There are 318,859 adults, (53,745 of whom are seniors) in Monterey County, California.

Monterey County, California Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey County, California Sex Ratio

Female

212,152

48.98%

Male

221,016

51.02%

Monterey County, California Households and Families

Monterey County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monterey County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.6%39.4%
All50.7%49.3%
Non Family42.7%57.3%
Male37.9%62.1%
Female35%65%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All125,9393.350.7
Married65,9633.9160.6
Non Family34,7331.3742.7
Female16,9944.3335
Male8,2494.3837.9

3.86

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monterey County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade53,45619.54%
9th to 12th Grade25,3349.26%
High School Graduate56,60920.69%
Some College50,82118.58%
Associates Degree21,8998.01%
Bachelors Degree39,58714.47%
Graduate Degree25,8549.45%

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic135,09566,94710,448
White103,76498,06744,419
Other Race50,95821,4443,182
Asian18,72316,1776,797
Black8,3637,1731,701
Multiple Races8,3147,0842,267
Native American1,9631,219233
Islander1,5241,167287

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,120$34,228$26,910
Less Than High School$20,613$22,725$17,181
High School Grad$28,122$31,524$23,700
Some College$36,460$41,883$31,773
Bachelors Degree$53,754$64,443$48,879
Graduate Degree$74,473$85,091$65,075

$31,120

Average Earnings

$34,228

Average Male

$26,910

Average Female

Monterey County, California Language

Monterey County, California Language by Age

Monterey County, California Language

45.89% of Monterey County, California residents speak only English, while 54.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.52% of the population.

Monterey County, California Poverty

Monterey County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic243,76345,02818.47%
Other92,16214,64615.89%
White126,62710,2868.12%
Asian23,9912,71111.30%
Multiple16,7021,73310.38%
Black8,4961,59618.79%
Native2,68949918.56%
Islander1,9621115.66%

14.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.49%

Male Poverty Rate

15.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Black, with 18.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Islander, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.19%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.46%
High School10.62%
Some College8.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.38%
Male Unemployed22.33%
Female Employed7.65%
Male Employed6.89%

Monterey County, California Income

Monterey County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,249$88,073
Families$69,222$94,844
Married Families$82,523$110,500
Non Families$43,731$62,313

Monterey County, California Marital Status

Monterey County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Monterey County, California Married by Age and Sex

Monterey County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monterey County, California Marital Status by Race

Monterey County, California Veterans

17,947

Number of Veterans

16,355

Male Veterans

1,592

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,047
First Gulf War3,167
Second Gulf War2,985
Korea1,782
World War II1,057
Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,617
75+4,430
35 to 544,034
55 to 643,337
18 to 341,529

Monterey County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,8776.70%
Hispanic2,7411.67%
Black1,22513.34%
Asian1,0174.87%
2 or More9529.26%
Other5860.95%
Indian1597.54%
Hawaiian1317.67%

Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey County, California Employment Status

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Monterey County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.35%

Born in California

70.23%

Native Born

29.77%

Foreign Born

21.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.23% of Monterey County, California residents were born in the United States, with 54.35% having been born in California. 21.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Monterey County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Salinas15049815721867204.47%
Seaside330253431212873.90%
Monterey27492284549623.50%
Soledad2573825622-116-0.45%
Marina197182168819709.99%
Greenfield163301742810986.72%
Pacific Grove15039156245853.89%
King City12874138699957.73%
Gonzales815484603063.75%
Carmel-by-the-Sea372238911694.54%
Del Rey Oaks16241684603.69%
Sand City3343834914.67%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990