Monterey County, California Population 2020

Monterey County, California's estimated population is 435,477 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monterey County, California is the 21st largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018435,5941170.03%
2017435,4777100.16%
2016434,7673,5260.82%
2015431,2412,2610.53%
2014428,9801,9260.45%
2013427,0542,0540.48%
2012425,0004,4581.06%
2011420,5424,1461.00%
2010416,39660,73617.08%
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%

Monterey County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White256,70959.26%
Some Other Race117,38627.10%
Asian24,3425.62%
Two or More Races18,3434.23%
Black or African American11,2002.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,2210.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0110.46%

Monterey County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Monterey County, California Median Age

34.1


Total

33.6


Male

34.8


Female

Monterey County, California Adults

There are 319,087 adults, (55,515 of whom are seniors) in Monterey County, California.

Monterey County, California Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Monterey County, California Sex Ratio

Female

212,245

48.99%

Male

220,967

51.01%

Monterey County, California Households and Families

Monterey County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monterey County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.9%39.1%
All51.1%48.9%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Male37%63%
Female36%64%

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All126,0523.351.1
Married66,0023.8960.9
Non Family34,3381.443.2
Female17,1504.336
Male8,5624.337

3.85

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monterey County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade53,52719.50%
9th to 12th Grade25,2899.21%
High School Graduate56,13320.45%
Some College50,04918.23%
Associates Degree22,3738.15%
Bachelors Degree40,48514.75%
Graduate Degree26,6729.72%

Monterey County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic136,86668,21011,552
White103,11497,38845,024
Other Race64,31427,2794,127
Asian18,48815,9916,916
Black8,3457,2921,625
Multiple Races8,2507,2502,266
Native American1,9661,210183
Islander1,5521,293291

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 43.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,806$35,645$27,834
Less Than High School$21,393$24,368$17,666
High School Grad$29,921$32,270$24,992
Some College$36,810$42,947$31,858
Bachelors Degree$56,605$66,662$50,029
Graduate Degree$78,056$91,495$66,764

$31,806

Average Earnings

$35,645

Average Male

$27,834

Average Female

Monterey County, California Language

Monterey County, California Language by Age

Monterey County, California Language

44.91% of Monterey County, California residents speak only English, while 55.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.44% of the population.

Monterey County, California Poverty

Monterey County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic245,53844,39518.08%
Other116,17920,69217.81%
White125,6059,5707.62%
Asian23,5022,3259.89%
Multiple17,2081,6489.58%
Black8,4581,15513.66%
Native3,03259619.66%
Islander1,9351628.37%

14.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monterey County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is Native, with 19.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monterey County, California is White, with 7.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.42%
High School10.68%
Some College8.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%

Monterey County, California Income

Monterey County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,676$93,636
Families$72,659$100,830
Married Families$86,251$117,397
Non Families$45,449$66,060

Monterey County, California Marital Status

Monterey County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Monterey County, California Married by Age and Sex

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

Monterey County, California Veterans

17,403

Number of Veterans

15,841

Male Veterans

1,562

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,777
Second Gulf War3,154
First Gulf War2,908
Korea1,664
World War II933
Name Veterans % of Total
White13,2136.89%
Hispanic2,9901.81%
Black1,37515.01%
Asian9404.59%
Other9121.17%
2 or More8207.69%
Indian763.46%
Hawaiian673.97%

$Monterey County, California Veterans by Education

6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monterey County, California Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Monterey County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.17%

Born in California

70.01%

Native Born

29.99%

Foreign Born

21.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.01% of Monterey County, California residents were born in the United States, with 54.17% having been born in California. 21.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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