Montara, California Population 2024

2,465

Montara is a city located in San Mateo County California. Montara has a 2024 population of 2,465. Montara is currently declining at a rate of -3.6% annually and its population has decreased by -12.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,833 in 2020.

The average household income in Montara is $256,598 with a poverty rate of 4.04%. The median age in Montara is 59.1 years: 56.8 years for males, and 59.5 years for females.

Montara Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Montara was:

  • White: 83.88%
  • Two or more races: 14.35%
  • Asian: 1.55%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
635.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-12.99% (-368)
The current population of Montara, California is 2,465 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,833.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,22283.88%
Two or more races38014.35%
Asian411.55%
Other race60.23%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Montara Population by Race

Montara Population Pyramid 2024

Montara Median Age

59.1

Total

56.8

Male

59.5

Female

Montara Adults

There are 2,495 adults, (914 of whom are seniors) in Montara.

Montara Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

57.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Montara Sex Ratio

Female1,26547.75%
Male1,38452.25%

Montara Population by Age

Montara Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0332.5589.910.1
Married6403.3189.810.2
Non Family3621.2289.210.8
Female312.261000
Male0000

3.16

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

89.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Montara Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade190.95%
Associates Degree1919.55%
Bachelors Degree51125.56%
Graduate Degree73236.62%
High School Graduate1145.7%
Less Than 9th Grade542.7%
Some College37818.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Montara Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Montara Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7871,7141,108
2+ Races17117194
Hispanic17117194
Asian414141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Montara Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$160,616$0$0
Graduate Degree$95,423$91,458$125,078
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$90,686$92,010$79,766
Some College$17,074$0$17,154

$90,686

Average Earnings

$92,010

Average Male

$79,766

Average Female

Montara Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montara Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Montara Language

93.92% of Montara residents speak only English, while 6.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Montara Language

Montara Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,222783.51%
Asian412356.1%
Other66100%
Hispanic38661.55%

4.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.64%

Male Poverty Rate

2.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montara

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montara is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montara is Hispanic, with 1.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.93%.

Montara Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.53%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%

Montara Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.81%
Female Employed2.86%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Montara Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montara Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$245,596$310,845
Households$184,692$256,598
Married Families$246,192$-999,999,999
Non Families$104,333$153,745

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Montara Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Montara Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Montara Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Montara Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Montara Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

39

Number of Veterans

39

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Montara Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6439
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Montara Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White391.76%

Montara Veterans by Race

Montara Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montara Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Montara Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Montara Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Montara Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.63%

Born in Montara

87.66%

Native Born

12.34%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

9.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.66% of Montara residents were born in the United States, with 62.63% having been born in California. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Montara Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,465-92-3.6%
20232,557-92-3.47%
20222,649-230-7.99%
20212,879461.62%
20202,83332913.14%
20192,504-188-6.98%
20182,692-217-7.46%
20172,909140.48%
20162,895-8-0.28%
20152,903230.8%
20142,880-200-6.49%
20133,08051319.98%
20122,567-172-6.28%
20112,739-170-5.84%
20102,90900%

Montara Population by Year