Monterey, California Population 2020

27,997
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Monterey is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 27,997, it is the 253rd largest city in California and the 1358th largest city in the United States. Monterey is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,810 in 2010. Monterey reached it's highest population of 31,954 in 1990. Spanning over 12 miles, Monterey has a population density of 3,241 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monterey is $103,433 with a poverty rate of 11.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,711 per month, and the median house value is $764,400. The median age in Monterey is 36.9 years, 35.4 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.1 males.

Monterey Demographics

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

  • White: 77.75%
  • Asian: 7.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Black or African American: 4.42%
  • Other race: 3.36%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Monterey, California is 27,997, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,289.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,810.

Monterey, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,16877.75%
Asian2,0677.25%
Two or More Races1,8726.57%
Black or African American1,2614.42%
Some Other Race9573.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native1660.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.07%
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Monterey Population Pyramid 2020

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Monterey Median Age

36.9


Total

35.4


Male

40.2


Female

Monterey Adults

There are 23,882 adults, (4,964 of whom are seniors) in Monterey.

Monterey Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey Sex Ratio

Female

13,832

48.51%

Male

14,680

51.49%

Monterey Households and Families

Monterey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monterey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.8%44.2%
All38.4%61.6%
Female33.8%66.2%
Non Family26.6%73.4%
Male20.3%79.7%

38.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5962.2338.4
Non Family5,8941.4826.6
Married4,5773.0455.8
Female7162.8533.8
Male4092.8820.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Monterey Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7433.71%
9th to 12th Grade6853.42%
High School Graduate2,19110.94%
Some College3,87319.33%
Associates Degree2,05210.24%
Bachelors Degree5,72028.55%
Graduate Degree4,77123.81%
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Monterey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,38813,9408,118
Hispanic2,7021,813702
Asian1,4991,435841
Multiple Races772745390
Black714700405
Other Race639399110
Native American816430
Islander212121

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 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,485$58,692$42,743
Less Than High School$19,241$21,488$16,958
High School Grad$31,995$35,410$25,769
Some College$36,154$36,453$35,417
Bachelors Degree$63,817$77,148$52,222
Graduate Degree$77,179$95,909$63,885

$51,485

Average Earnings

$58,692

Average Male

$42,743

Average Female

Monterey Language

Monterey Language by Age

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Monterey Language

76.52% of Monterey residents speak only English, while 23.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.19% of the population.

Monterey Poverty

Monterey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0771,3077.65%
Hispanic4,34395321.94%
Asian1,95734417.58%
Other92029331.85%
Multiple1,64924714.98%
Native13910676.26%
Black1,091484.40%

11.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.50%

Male Poverty Rate

10.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey is Native, with 76.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey is Black, with 4.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.58%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.39%
High School8.51%
Some College8.00%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.70%
Male Unemployed16.10%
Female Employed11.87%
Male Employed7.50%

Monterey Income

Monterey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,562$103,433
Families$104,808$138,787
Married Families$120,284-
Non Families$53,064$67,839
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Monterey Marital Status

Monterey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Veterans

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2,417

Number of Veterans

2,112

Male Veterans

305

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War623
Vietnam570
First Gulf War448
Korea325
World War II114
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54738
75+548
65 to 74457
55 to 64345
18 to 34329
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,06712.41%
Black17722.90%
Hispanic1655.42%
2 or More10611.41%
Asian513.18%
Other162.45%

Monterey Veterans by Education

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9.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey Employment Status

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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45.71%

Born in California

83.75%

Native Born

16.25%

Foreign Born

9.29%

Non Citizen

6.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.75% of Monterey residents were born in the United States, with 45.71% having been born in California. 9.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,997-146-0.52%
201928,143-146-0.52%
201828,289-198-0.70%
201728,487-146-0.51%
201628,633840.29%
201528,549-40-0.14%
201428,589-40-0.14%
201328,629-143-0.50%
201228,7725171.83%
201128,2553401.22%
201027,915-1,781-0.62%
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%