Soledad, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Soledad, California - Basic Facts

The City of Soledad had a population of 25,689 as of July 1, 2016. Soledad 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 Soledad is located at latitude 36.4379 and longitude -121.3156 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Soledad (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Soledad (GNIS ID: 2411924) 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 Soledad is located within Soledad CCD of Monterey County.

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


Total Population 25,689
Population in Households 16,182
Population in Familes 14,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,507
Population Density1 5,820
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 3,731
Average Household Size 4.34
Family Households 3,324
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,072 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,659 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $244,416
Average Home Value $333,772


Median Household Income $50,997
Average Household Income $68,177
Per Capita Income $11,974
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.39%
Households 0.29% 0.48%
Families 0.29% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Soledad, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soledad 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 # 290 81st
Population Density1 # 190 88th
Diversity Index2 # 192 88th
Median Household Income # 889 41st
Per Capita Income # 1425 6th

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