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Pajaro, California - Basic Facts

The Pajaro Census Designated Place had a population of 3,253 as of July 1, 2016. Pajaro 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 Pajaro is located at latitude 36.9016 and longitude -121.7417 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the Pajaro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Pajaro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409018) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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

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


Total Population 3,253
Population in Households 3,167
Population in Familes 2,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 3,510
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 4.86
Family Households 580
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (27.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (66.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $337,079
Average Home Value $383,333


Median Household Income $39,734
Average Household Income $51,629
Per Capita Income $12,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.94%
Households 0.76% 0.85%
Families 0.79% 0.85%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.78%
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.

Pajaro, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pajaro 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 # 761 50th
Population Density1 # 372 76th
Diversity Index2 # 336 78th
Median Household Income # 1205 21st
Per Capita Income # 1422 6th

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