Monterey, California Population 2021

28,194
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Monterey Demographics

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

  • White: 78.63%
  • Asian: 7.74%
  • Two or more races: 5.71%
  • Black or African American: 4.03%
  • Other race: 2.87%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Monterey, California is 28,194based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,170.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,810.

Monterey, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,29478.63%
Asian2,1947.74%
Two or More Races1,6195.71%
Black or African American1,1434.03%
Some Other Race8152.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native2400.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.17%
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Monterey Population By Race

Monterey Population Pyramid 2021

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Monterey Median Age

37.8


Total

36.2


Male

41


Female

Monterey Adults

There are 24,017 adults, (5,150 of whom are seniors) in Monterey.

Monterey Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey Sex Ratio

Mujer

14,198

50.08%

Masculino

14,154

49.92%

Monterey Population by Age

Monterey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monterey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.4%45.6%
All37.9%62.1%
Mujer32%68%
Masculino27.2%72.8%
Non Family26.9%73.1%

37.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monterey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8722.1737.9
Non Family6,1601.4326.9
Married4,6252.9954.4
Mujer7152.7632
Masculino3722.8727.2

2.9

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Monterey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9084.42%
9th to 12th Grade6152.99%
High School Graduate2,21010.75%
Some College4,02719.58%
Associates Degree1,9379.42%
Bachelors Degree6,06729.50%
Graduate Degree4,80223.35%
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Monterey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monterey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,72014,2058,479
Hispanic2,6831,772675
Asian1,6331,577926
2+ Races837803470
Black695681294
Other Race55632593
Native American978127
Islander343423

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 67.65%.

Monterey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$52,207$58,770$46,396
Less Than 9th Grade$18,017$20,933$16,908
High School Graduate$29,519$31,541$25,217
Some College$37,818$34,676$40,859
Bachelors Degree$64,527$78,750$53,357
Graduate Degree$80,027$96,525$64,172

$52,207

Average Earnings

$58,770

Average Male

$46,396

Average Female

Monterey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monterey Language by Age

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Monterey Language

76.75% of Monterey residents speak only English, while 23.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.34% of the population.

Monterey Language

Monterey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,3581,2497.20%
Hispanic4,2091,03924.69%
Other77139651.36%
Asian1,99728114.07%
Native21716475.58%
Multiple1,37614010.17%
Black1,024838.11%

10.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.38%

Male Poverty Rate

10.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey is Native, with 75.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey is White, with 7.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.92%.

Monterey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.26%
Some College11.22%
High School7.05%
Bachelors or Greater4.58%

Monterey Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.32%
Male Unemployed20.86%
Female Employed7.96%
Male Employed7.03%

Monterey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monterey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,694$108,176
Families$108,367$144,156
Married Families$126,050-
Non Families$56,250$73,017
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Income by Household Type

Monterey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Monterey Married by Age and Sex

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Monterey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Monterey Marital Status by Race

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Monterey Marital Status

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2,103

Number of Veterans

1,874

Male Veterans

229

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam530
Second Gulf War507
First Gulf War327
Korea270
World War II75

Monterey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54556
75+512
65 to 74433
55 to 64343
18 to 34259

Monterey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,79710.70%
Black17923.04%
Hispanic1515.02%
Asian784.60%
2+ Races354.07%
Other Race142.31%

Monterey Veterans by Race

Monterey Veterans by Education

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8.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Monterey Employment by Age

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Monterey Employment by Race

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Monterey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.50%

Born in Monterey

83.32%

Native Born

16.68%

Foreign Born

8.25%

Non Citizen

8.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.32% of Monterey residents were born in the United States, with 44.50% having been born in California. 8.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monterey Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,19480.03%
202028,18680.03%
201928,17880.03%
201828,170-241-0.85%
201728,411-157-0.55%
201628,568720.25%
201528,496-53-0.19%
201428,549-51-0.18%
201328,600-150-0.52%
201228,7505041.78%
201128,2463381.21%
201027,908-1,788-0.62%
200029,696-2,258-0.73%
199031,9544,3961.49%
198027,5581,2560.47%
197026,3023,6841.52%
196022,6186,4133.39%
195016,2056,1214.86%
194010,0849430.99%
19309,1413,6625.25%
19205,4795561.08%
19104,9233,17510.91%
19001,748860.51%
18901,6622661.76%
18801,3962842.30%
18701,112200.09%
18501,0920.00%

Monterey Population by Year