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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - Basic Facts

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea had a population of 3,913 as of July 1, 2019. Carmel-by-the-Sea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea is located at latitude 36.5552 and longitude -121.9233 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 223 feet.

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (GNIS ID: 2409987) 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea is located within Carmel-by-the-Sea CCD of Monterey County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmel, Carmel By The Sea, Carmel by the Sea, Carmel City, Carmello.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Housing Affordability Index is 34
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Wealth Index is 192
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,913
Population in Households 3,913
Population in Familes 2,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 3,670
Diversity Index1 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $91,536
Average Household Income $122,152
Per Capita Income $68,589
Wealth Index3 192

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,250 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 946 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,298 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $1,441,332
Housing Affordability Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,196
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 1,067
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.54% 0.43%
Households 0.51% 0.42%
Families 0.5% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmel-by-the-Sea to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 701 54th
Population Density # 360 76th
Diversity Index # 1448 5th
Median Household Income # 327 79th
Per Capita Income # 115 93rd

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