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Pacific Grove, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pacific Grove had a population of 15,401 as of July 1, 2019. Pacific Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pacific Grove is located at latitude 36.6177 and longitude -121.9166 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pacific Grove encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 151 feet.

The City of Pacific Grove (GNIS ID: 2411350) 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 Pacific Grove is located within Seaside-Monterey CCD of Monterey County.


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Pacific Grove, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pacific Grove, CA Housing Affordability Index is 51
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

Pacific Grove, CA Wealth Index is 139
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 15,401
Population in Households 15,052
Population in Familes 10,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 349
Population Density 5,388
Diversity Index1 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,845
Average Household Income $116,042
Per Capita Income $54,221
Wealth Index3 139

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,290 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,898 (47.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,075 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $916,275
Housing Affordability Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,188
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 3,904
Average Family Size 3
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 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.26% 0.24%
Families 0.24% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Pacific Grove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pacific Grove 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 # 402 74th
Population Density # 215 86th
Diversity Index # 1027 32nd
Median Household Income # 355 77th
Per Capita Income # 215 86th

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