Pacific Grove, California Population 2021

15,265
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Pacific Grove is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 15,265, it is the 327th largest city in California and the 2290th largest city in the United States. Pacific Grove is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually but its population has increased by 1.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,041 in 2010. Pacific Grove reached it's highest population of 16,117 in 1990. Spanning over 4 miles, Pacific Grove has a population density of 5,340 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pacific Grove is $114,611 with a poverty rate of 6.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,758 per month, and the median house value is $857,900. The median age in Pacific Grove is 48.9 years, 45.9 years for males, and 51.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.6 males.

Pacific Grove Demographics

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

  • White: 86.20%
  • Two or more races: 5.50%
  • Asian: 5.49%
  • Other race: 1.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pacific Grove, California is 15,265, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,487.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,041.

Pacific Grove, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,38086.20%
Two or More Races8535.50%
Asian8525.49%
Some Other Race2621.69%
Black or African American1430.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.21%
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Pacific Grove Population by Race

Pacific Grove Population Pyramid 2021

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Pacific Grove Median Age

48.9


Total

45.9


Male

51.7


Female

Pacific Grove Adults

There are 12,616 adults, (4,261 of whom are seniors) in Pacific Grove.

Pacific Grove Age Dependency

85.8

Age Dependency Ratio

51

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pacific Grove Sex Ratio

Female

8,500

54.76%

Male

7,022

45.24%

Pacific Grove Population by Age

Pacific Grove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pacific Grove Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.2%40.8%
Male53.4%46.6%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family35%65%
Female32.9%67.1%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pacific Grove Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8392.2346.4
Married3,138359.2
Non Family2,9061.2335
Female6022.7932.9
Male1933.1653.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Pacific Grove Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1221.04%
9th to 12th Grade2752.34%
High School Graduate1,51712.89%
Some College2,31519.67%
Associates Degree1,1469.74%
Bachelors Degree3,32128.22%
Graduate Degree3,07226.10%
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Pacific Grove Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pacific Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6299,5365,476
Hispanic991738195
Asian655612466
Multiple Races465457235
Other Race1359231
Black848431
Native American252510

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.15%.

Pacific Grove Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,098$64,991$45,605
Less Than High School$68,011$67,614$76,750
High School Grad$35,305$34,342$38,125
Some College$42,198$55,823$36,625
Bachelors Degree$62,803$74,265$53,253
Graduate Degree$71,981$100,521$58,250

$55,098

Average Earnings

$64,991

Average Male

$45,605

Average Female

Pacific Grove Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pacific Grove Language by Age

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Pacific Grove Language

84.10% of Pacific Grove residents speak only English, while 15.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.32% of the population.

Pacific Grove Language

Pacific Grove Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2237686.28%
Multiple8508510.00%
Hispanic1,494674.48%
Asian849495.77%
Black1373525.55%
Native32721.88%
Other24131.24%

6.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.00%

Male Poverty Rate

6.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pacific Grove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pacific Grove is Black, with 25.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pacific Grove is Other, with 1.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.72%.

Pacific Grove Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.43%
Some College9.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%
Less Than High School3.20%

Pacific Grove Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed14.50%
Male Unemployed7.10%
Male Employed3.70%
Female Employed2.22%

Pacific Grove Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pacific Grove Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$88,250$114,611
Families$111,985$144,085
Married Families$127,937-
Non Families$57,778$73,121
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Income by Household Type

Pacific Grove Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pacific Grove Married by Age and Sex

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Pacific Grove Marriage

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

Pacific Grove Marital Status by Race

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Pacific Grove Marital Status

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950

Number of Veterans

865

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam442
First Gulf War121
Second Gulf War121
World War II71
Korea62

Pacific Grove Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74410
75+302
35 to 54138
55 to 6470
18 to 3430

Pacific Grove Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8958.22%
Hispanic514.40%
2 or More347.34%
Asian212.99%

Pacific Grove Veterans by Race

Pacific Grove Veterans by Education

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5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pacific Grove Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pacific Grove Employment by Age

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Pacific Grove Employment by Race

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Pacific Grove 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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51.35%

Born in California

88.75%

Native Born

11.25%

Foreign Born

3.45%

Non Citizen

7.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.75% of Pacific Grove residents were born in the United States, with 51.35% having been born in California. 3.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pacific Grove Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,265-74-0.48%
202015,339-74-0.48%
201915,413-74-0.48%
201815,487-88-0.57%
201715,575-10-0.06%
201615,585340.22%
201515,551560.36%
201415,495600.39%
201315,435800.52%
201215,3551410.93%
201115,2141330.88%
201015,081-441-0.29%
200015,522-595-0.38%
199016,1173620.23%
198015,7552,2501.55%
197013,5051,3841.09%
196012,1212,4982.33%
19509,6233,3744.41%
19406,2496911.18%
19305,5582,5846.45%
19202,9745902.24%
19102,3849735.38%
19001,411750.55%
18901,3360.00%

Pacific Grove Population by Year