King City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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King City, California - Basic Facts

The City of King City had a population of 13,274 as of July 1, 2016. King City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for King City is located at latitude 36.2163 and longitude -121.132 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of King City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of King City (GNIS ID: 2411544) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of King City is located within King City CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with King City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for King City: City of King, Kings City, Kings Station.

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King City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,274
Population in Households 13,244
Population in Familes 11,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 3,453
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 3,041
Average Household Size 4.36
Family Households 2,504
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 3,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,379 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,663 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $205,387
Average Home Value $251,577


Median Household Income $41,493
Average Household Income $55,791
Per Capita Income $13,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.67%
Households 0.17% 0.52%
Families 0.15% 0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
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.

King City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 431 72nd
Population Density1 # 384 75th
Diversity Index2 # 296 81st
Median Household Income # 1153 24th
Per Capita Income # 1399 8th

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