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Monte Sereno, California - Basic Facts

The City of Monte Sereno had a population of 3,618 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Monte Sereno is located at latitude 37.2405 and longitude -121.9881 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monte Sereno (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Monte Sereno (GNIS ID: 2411142) 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 Monte Sereno is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.

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


Total Population 3,618
Population in Households 3,597
Population in Familes 3,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 2,213
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 1,295
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,009
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,083 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,192,205


Median Household Income $174,570
Average Household Income $245,589
Per Capita Income $90,773
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.48%
Households 1.08% 1.43%
Families 0.1% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Monte Sereno, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monte Sereno 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 # 721 53rd
Population Density1 # 574 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1126 26th
Median Household Income # 15 99th
Per Capita Income # 13 99th

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