Monterey County, California Population 2021

Monterey County, California's estimated population is 434,283 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 4.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021434,2831110.03%
2020434,1721110.03%
2019434,0611110.03%
2018433,950-584-0.13%
2017434,5345810.13%
2016433,9533,4010.79%
2015430,5522,0770.48%
2014428,4751,7630.41%
2013426,7121,9240.45%
2012424,7884,3321.03%
2011420,4564,0830.98%
2010416,37360,71317.07%
1990355,66065,21622.45%
1980290,44440,37316.14%
1970250,07151,72026.07%
1960198,35167,85352.00%
1950130,49857,46678.69%
194073,03219,32735.99%
193053,70525,72591.94%
192027,9803,83415.88%
191024,1464,76624.59%
190019,3807433.99%
189018,6377,33564.90%
188011,3021,42614.44%
18709,8765,137108.40%
18604,7392,867153.15%
18501,8720.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.03%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
416,373
Growth (since 2010)
4.30%
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Monterey County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White230,99253.30%
Some Other Race143,04133.00%
Asian24,3265.61%
Two or More Races18,5564.28%
Black or African American11,3672.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,9930.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,1350.49%
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Monterey County, California Population by Race

Monterey County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Monterey County, California Median Age

34.4


Total

33.8


Male

35


Female

Monterey County, California Adults

There are 319,541 adults, (57,240 of whom are seniors) in Monterey County, California.

Monterey County, California Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey County, California Sex Ratio

Female

212,409

49.01%

Male

221,001

50.99%

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
Married60.7%39.3%
All51%49%
Non Family42.7%57.3%
Male38.5%61.5%
Female36.3%63.7%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monterey County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All127,1553.2751
Married66,7383.8960.7
Non Family35,3131.4142.7
Female16,8974.2536.3
Male8,2074.238.5

3.83

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Monterey County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade54,05519.61%
9th to 12th Grade24,4648.87%
High School Graduate56,00020.31%
Some College50,41518.29%
Associates Degree22,6288.21%
Bachelors Degree40,90514.84%
Graduate Degree27,2019.87%
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Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic138,64169,62412,116
White102,18696,69645,137
Other Race78,10933,4314,589
Asian18,53316,3447,037
Multiple Races8,6377,7052,549
Black8,4307,4071,546
Native American1,8631,190197
Islander1,6161,257288

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.17%.

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,701$37,085$30,184
Less Than High School$22,311$25,777$18,636
High School Grad$31,107$35,090$26,417
Some College$37,640$44,585$32,198
Bachelors Degree$57,550$70,905$50,841
Graduate Degree$81,640$95,819$69,629

$32,701

Average Earnings

$37,085

Average Male

$30,184

Average Female

Monterey County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monterey County, California Language by Age

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Monterey County, California Language

44.80% of Monterey County, California residents speak only English, while 55.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.63% of the population.

Monterey County, California Language

Monterey County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic247,53540,76116.47%
Other141,06525,02617.74%
White124,2948,8987.16%
Asian23,4372,39910.24%
Multiple17,4191,4928.57%
Black8,3711,30615.60%
Native2,83932411.41%
Islander2,01022211.04%

13.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.06%

Male Poverty Rate

14.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Other, with 17.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is White, with 7.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.67%.

Monterey County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.52%
High School9.97%
Some College8.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%

Monterey County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.97%
Male Unemployed20.58%
Female Employed5.94%
Male Employed5.92%

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$71,015$97,451
Families$76,943$104,875
Married Families$90,790$121,399
Non Families$47,796$69,422
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Income by Household Type

Monterey County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

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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16,874

Number of Veterans

15,305

Male Veterans

1,569

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,616
Second Gulf War3,128
First Gulf War2,792
Korea1,488
World War II764

Monterey County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,662
75+4,414
35 to 543,426
55 to 642,936
18 to 341,436

Monterey County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12,5807.16%
Hispanic2,9851.79%
Black1,32314.08%
Other1,1191.19%
Asian8524.17%
2 or More8117.58%
Hawaiian1206.72%
Indian693.31%

Monterey County, California Veterans by Race

Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

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5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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54.49%

Born in California

70.22%

Native Born

29.78%

Foreign Born

21.49%

Non Citizen

8.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.22% of Monterey County, California residents were born in the United States, with 54.49% having been born in California. 21.49% 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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