Pajaro, California Population 2024

2,037

Pajaro is a city located in Monterey County, Santa Clara County, and Santa Cruz County California. Pajaro has a 2024 population of 2,037. Pajaro is currently declining at a rate of -14.41% annually and its population has decreased by -41.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,509 in 2020.

The average household income in Pajaro is $84,886 with a poverty rate of 18.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pajaro is 29.9 years, 29.6 years for males, and 30.1 years for females.

Pajaro Demographics

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

  • Other race: 50.72%
  • White: 27.47%
  • Two or more races: 15.06%
  • Black or African American: 4.66%
  • Native American: 2.09%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,192.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-41.95% (-1,472)
The current population of Pajaro, California is 2,037 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,509.

Pajaro, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race1,38150.72%
White74827.47%
Two or more races41015.06%
Black or African American1274.66%
Native American572.09%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pajaro Population by Race

Pajaro Population Pyramid 2024

Pajaro Median Age

29.9

Total

29.6

Male

30.1

Female

Pajaro Adults

There are 1,908 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Pajaro.

Pajaro Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pajaro Sex Ratio

Female1,25446.05%
Male1,46953.95%

Pajaro Population by Age

Pajaro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5224.9536.863.2
Married3405.6235.364.7
Non Family771.5627.372.7
Female605.855545
Male454.494060

5.05

Average Family Size

4.95

Average Household Size

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pajaro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade53835.33%
9th to 12th Grade21113.85%
High School Graduate36423.9%
Some College18712.28%
Associates Degree1248.14%
Bachelors Degree996.5%
Graduate Degree00%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pajaro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pajaro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic1,36361499
Other Race7412760
2+ Races27718861
Black69690
White63630
Native American38280

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 22.02%.

Pajaro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,875$40,000$16,168
Less Than 9th Grade$25,142$31,812$13,235
High School Graduate$25,300$50,069$0
Some College$38,102$58,661$33,851
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$26,875

Average Earnings

$40,000

Average Male

$16,168

Average Female

Pajaro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pajaro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pajaro Language

15.88% of Pajaro residents speak only English, while 84.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 84.12% of the population.

Pajaro Language

Pajaro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,54441916.47%
Other1,3811359.78%
Black12711590.55%
Multiple4105312.93%
White632336.51%
Native571017.54%

18.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.61%

Male Poverty Rate

16.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pajaro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pajaro is Black, with 90.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pajaro is Other, with 9.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.4%.

Pajaro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.82%
Some College25.08%
Less Than 9th Grade22.7%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%

Pajaro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.22%
Female Unemployed9.24%
Female Employed8.38%
Male Employed6.07%

Pajaro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pajaro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$81,475$84,886
Families$77,589$84,377
Married Families$89,107$-999,999,999
Non Families-$47,042

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pajaro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pajaro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pajaro 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.

Pajaro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pajaro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

76

Number of Veterans

76

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War27
Vietnam27
First Gulf War25
Korea0
World War II0

Pajaro Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+27
55 to 6415
18 to 3412
65 to 7412
35 to 5410

Pajaro Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Hispanic522.98%
White397.56%
Other Race374.02%

Pajaro Veterans by Race

Pajaro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pajaro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

24.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pajaro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pajaro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pajaro 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

53.87%

Born in Pajaro

57.22%

Native Born

42.78%

Foreign Born

32.98%

Non Citizen

9.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.22% of Pajaro residents were born in the United States, with 53.87% having been born in California. 32.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pajaro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,037-343-14.41%
20232,380-343-12.6%
20222,723-343-11.19%
20213,066-443-12.62%
20203,509-111-3.07%
20193,620591.66%
20183,561-83-2.28%
20173,6441203.41%
20163,5242949.1%
20153,2302739.23%
20142,957-244-7.62%
20133,2011143.69%
20123,0871485.04%
20112,939-131-4.27%
20103,07000%

Pajaro Population by Year