King City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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King City, California - Basic Facts

The City of King City had a population of 13,261 as of July 1, 2017. King 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 King City is located at latitude 36.2163 and longitude -121.132 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of King City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of King City (GNIS ID: 2411544) 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 King City is located within King City CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with King City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for King City: City of King, Kings City, Kings Station.

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King City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,261
Daytime Population: Workers 4,935
Daytime Population: Residents 8,246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 13,231
Population in Familes 11,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 3,449
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $43,931
Average Household Income $60,543
Per Capita Income $14,240


Total Housing Units 3,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,393 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,670 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $228,252
Average Home Value $285,714


Total Households 3,063
Average Household Size 4.32
Family Households 2,520
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.45%
Households 0.25% 0.37%
Families 0.22% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

King City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 434 71st
Population Density # 394 74th
Diversity Index # 302 80th
Median Household Income # 1114 27th
Per Capita Income # 1380 9th

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