Monterey County CA Information


Monterey County Subdivisions

Monterey County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 428,422
Population in Households 410,824
Population in Familes 343,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,598
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 128,344
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 92,219
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 142,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,586 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,758 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,187 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $513,955
Average Home Value $577,793


Median Household Income $59,073
Average Household Income $84,067
Per Capita Income $25,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.65%
Households 0.3% 0.55%
Families 0.31% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monterey County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monterey County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 67th
Population Density1 # 26 57th
Diversity Index2 # 5 93rd
Median Household Income # 19 69th
Per Capita Income # 34 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.