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Sand City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sand City had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016. Sand City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Sand City is located at latitude 36.6219 and longitude -121.8475 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sand City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 2.36 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Sand City (GNIS ID: 2411806) 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 Sand City is located within Seaside-Monterey CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sand City 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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Sand City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 367
Population in Households 358
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 653
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (57.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $425,000
Average Home Value $516,327


Median Household Income $49,177
Average Household Income $58,952
Per Capita Income $20,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.48%
Households 1.44% 1.39%
Families 6.99% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Sand City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand 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 # 1233 19th
Population Density1 # 867 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 64 96th
Median Household Income # 942 38th
Per Capita Income # 1129 26th

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