Monterey, California Population 2024

28,809

Monterey is a city located in Monterey County California. Monterey has a 2024 population of 28,809. Monterey is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -4.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,184 in 2020.

The average household income in Monterey is $128,549 with a poverty rate of 10.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Monterey is 36.8 years, 34.7 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Monterey Demographics

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

  • White: 69.22%
  • Other race: 9.6%
  • Two or more races: 8.91%
  • Asian: 7.77%
  • Black or African American: 3.41%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%
Land Area (mi²)
8.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,335.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.56% (-1,375)
The current population of Monterey, California is 28,809 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,184.

Monterey, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,77069.22%
Other race2,8829.6%
Two or more races2,6758.91%
Asian2,3337.77%
Black or African American1,0243.41%
Native American2270.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander960.32%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monterey Population by Race

Monterey Population Pyramid 2024

Monterey Median Age

36.8

Total

34.7

Male

40.2

Female

Monterey Adults

There are 25,828 adults, (5,525 of whom are seniors) in Monterey.

Monterey Age Dependency

47.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey Sex Ratio

Female14,84349.47%
Male15,16450.53%

Monterey Population by Age

Monterey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,5862.1335.664.4
Non Family6,4221.3429.870.2
Married5,0143.0345.354.7
Female7902.4528.971.1
Male3603.0218.181.9
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

35.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monterey Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Monterey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monterey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 90%.

Monterey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$62,099

Average Earnings

$72,455

Average Male

$55,008

Average Female

Monterey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monterey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monterey Language

76.04% of Monterey residents speak only English, while 23.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.74% of the population.

Monterey Language

Monterey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,2161,2167.06%
Hispanic5,3881,21522.55%
Other2,81196734.4%
Asian2,18525111.49%
Multiple2,5041767.03%
Native21611653.7%
Black8458510.06%
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10.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.89%

Male Poverty Rate

11.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey is Native, with 53.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey is Multiple, with 7.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.94%.

Monterey Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.76%
High School15.3%
Some College9.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
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Monterey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.12%
Male Unemployed12.02%
Female Employed8.19%
Male Employed6.81%
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Monterey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monterey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monterey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Monterey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monterey 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 35-44.

Monterey Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monterey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,546

Number of Veterans

1,374

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

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Monterey Veterans by War

count

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Monterey Veterans by Age

count

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Monterey Veterans by Race

Monterey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monterey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monterey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monterey 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

44.78%

Born in Monterey

83.77%

Native Born

16.23%

Foreign Born

8.49%

Non Citizen

7.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.77% of Monterey residents were born in the United States, with 44.78% having been born in California. 8.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monterey Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,904-381-1.4%
202827,285-381-1.38%
202727,666-381-1.36%
202628,047-381-1.34%
202528,428-381-1.32%
202428,809-381-1.31%
202329,190-381-1.29%
202229,571-381-1.27%
202129,952-232-0.77%
202030,1841,6585.81%
201928,526960.34%
201828,430-208-0.73%
201728,638-92-0.32%
201628,730820.29%
201528,648-68-0.24%
201428,716-35-0.12%
201328,751-117-0.41%
201228,8684481.58%
201128,4203951.41%
201028,025-1,671-5.63%
200029,696-2,258-7.07%
199031,9544,39615.95%
198027,5581,2564.78%
197026,3023,68416.29%
196022,6186,41339.57%
195016,2056,12160.7%
194010,08494310.32%
19309,1413,66266.84%
19205,47955611.29%
19104,9233,175181.64%
19001,748865.17%
18901,66226619.05%
18801,39628425.54%
18701,112201.83%
18501,092
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Monterey Population by Year