Monterey County, California Population 2022

Monterey County, California's estimated population is 434,394 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monterey County, California is the 22nd largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 416,373 and has seen a growth of 4.33% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18501,8720.00%
18604,7392,867153.15%
18709,8765,137108.40%
188011,3021,42614.44%
189018,6377,33564.90%
190019,3807433.99%
191024,1464,76624.59%
192027,9803,83415.88%
193053,70525,72591.94%
194073,03219,32735.99%
1950130,49857,46678.69%
1960198,35167,85352.00%
1970250,07151,72026.07%
1980290,44440,37316.14%
1990355,66065,21622.45%
2010416,37360,71317.07%
2011420,4564,0830.98%
2012424,7884,3321.03%
2013426,7121,9240.45%
2014428,4751,7630.41%
2015430,5522,0770.48%
2016433,9533,4010.79%
2017434,5345810.13%
2018433,950-584-0.13%
2019434,0611110.03%
2020434,1721110.03%
2021434,2831110.03%
2022434,3941110.03%
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Monterey County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White209,84948.47%
Black or African American11,1622.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,0720.71%
Asian25,1865.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,1040.49%
Some Other Race151,95735.10%
Two or More Races29,6476.85%
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Monterey County, California Population by Race

Monterey County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Monterey County, California Median Age

34.7


Total

34.2


Male

35.2


Female

Monterey County, California Adults

There are 319,627 adults, (59,061 of whom are seniors) in Monterey County, California.

Monterey County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey County, California Sex Ratio

Female

212,558

49.09%

Male

220,419

50.91%

Monterey County, California Population by Age

Monterey County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monterey County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.4%38.6%
All51.8%48.2%
Non Family42.2%57.8%
Male40.9%59.1%
Female37.6%62.4%

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monterey County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,0033.2551.8
Married68,5683.8861.4
Male8,3944.0340.9
Female15,9864.2437.6
Non Family35,0551.3742.2

3.78

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

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Monterey County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50,99918.44%
9th to 12th Grade23,6628.56%
High School Graduate55,46420.06%
Some College50,59718.30%
Associates Degree23,2308.40%
Bachelors Degree43,69815.80%
Graduate Degree28,89410.45%
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Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White101,10495,49246,389
Asian18,95716,8677,845
2+ Races15,63513,1324,241
Islander1,6211,353409
Black8,3387,3621,643
Native American1,8501,195192
Hispanic140,15774,78914,044
Other Race83,04136,7765,645

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.88%.

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,152$40,109$31,602
Less Than 9th Grade$23,763$27,406$19,027
High School Graduate$32,009$35,879$27,506
Some College$40,318$46,810$34,587
Bachelors Degree$59,945$73,563$51,730
Graduate Degree$81,776$96,259$73,386

$36,152

Average Earnings

$40,109

Average Male

$31,602

Average Female

Monterey County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monterey County, California Language by Age

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Monterey County, California Language

45.29% of Monterey County, California residents speak only English, while 54.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.32% of the population.

Monterey County, California Language

Monterey County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,2641,47517.85%
Hispanic248,32338,28115.42%
Native2,88133011.45%
Multiple28,4743,08010.82%
Asian24,3301,8507.60%
Islander1,9951356.77%
White122,5187,1985.88%
Other26,644NaN%

12.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Black, with 17.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.40%.

Monterey County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.45%
High School9.76%
Some College7.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

Monterey County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.11%
Male Unemployed17.79%
Female Employed5.23%
Female Unemployed18.75%

Monterey County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monterey County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,943$104,485
Families$83,052$111,804
Married Families$96,688$128,729
Non Families$51,206$72,527
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Income by Household Type

Monterey County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Monterey County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Monterey County, California 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 45-54.

Monterey County, California Marital Status by Race

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Monterey County, California Marital Status

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16,488

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,397
First Gulf War3,150
Vietnam6,058
Korea1,424
World War II665

Monterey County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,567
35 to 543,091
55 to 643,056
65 to 744,341
75+4,433

Monterey County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,9807.37%
Black1,28613.94%
Native American753.43%
Asian7893.78%
Islander1639.34%
Other Race1,2311.23%
2+ Races9645.31%
Hispanic3,1811.89%

Monterey County, California Veterans by Race

Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

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5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Monterey County, California Employment by Age

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Monterey County, California Employment by Race

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Monterey County, California 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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55.35%

Born in Monterey County, California

71.03%

Native Born

28.97%

Foreign Born

20.35%

Non Citizen

8.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.03% of Monterey County, California residents were born in the United States, with 55.35% having been born in California. 20.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monterey County, California Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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