Monterey County, CA

435,232 Population
3,280.6 square miles 132.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
Ranked 21st Highest in CA
Population Density
132.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.8%
was 53.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
31.1%
was 30.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
26.4%
was 26.3%
Ranked 12th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
12.7%
was 12.4%
Ranked 31st Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
9.4
was 8.1
Ranked 37th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.5%
was 15.3%
Ranked 17th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$60,889
was $60,494
Ranked 18th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.1
47
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,959
Ranked 32nd Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
21
Ranked 25th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.2
was 2.8
Ranked 21st Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
56.5
was 47.8
Ranked 43rd Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
288.4
was 329.3
Ranked 45th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
140,819
was 140,491
Ranked 22nd Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,314
was $1,290
Ranked 17th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
436
was 246
 
Occupied Housing Units
125,740
was 126,904
 
Homeownership Rate
49.2%
was 49.1%
Ranked 37th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
190
was 110
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
42.9
was 42.8
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.1%
was 17.4%
Ranked 16th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
246
was 136
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.3
was 3.3
Ranked 4th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.1
was 1.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.0
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.0%
was 94.9%
Ranked 27th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.7%
Ranked 40th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 98.7%
Ranked 21st Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
70.2%
was 69.0%
Ranked 37th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
24.8%
was 23.3%
Ranked 24th Highest in CA

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