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King City, California - Basic Facts

The City of King City had a population of 13,277 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.2127 and longitude -121.126 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of King City 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.

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


King City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 13,277 (100%)
Population in Households 13,247 (99.8%)
Population in Families 11,469 (86.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 3,408
Diversity Index2 82


Median Household Income $49,038
Average Household Income $60,334
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $14,115
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,565 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,503 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $276,224
Average Home Value $319,325
Housing Affordability Index3 105


Total Households 3,068
Average Household Size 4.32
Family Households 2,525
Average Family Size 5
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.3% 0.33%
Households 0.19% 0.3%
Families 0.17% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%


King City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King City to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 428 72nd
Population Density # 399 74th
Median Household Income # 1157 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 924 61st
Per Capita Income # 1415 7th
Diversity Index # 329 79th

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