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Pajaro, California - Basic Facts

The Pajaro Census Designated Place had a population of 3,174 as of July 1, 2017. Pajaro 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 Pajaro is located at latitude 36.9016 and longitude -121.7417 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the Pajaro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Pajaro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409018) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Pajaro Census Designated Place is located within Pajaro CCD of Monterey County.

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

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


Total Population 3,174
Daytime Population: Workers 1,276
Daytime Population: Residents 1,868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,144
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 3,090
Population in Familes 2,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 3,424
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $41,373
Average Household Income $54,560
Per Capita Income $12,778


Total Housing Units 677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 458 (67.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $350,515
Average Home Value $424,462


Total Households 644
Average Household Size 4.8
Family Households 576
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 0.46% 1.16%
Households 0.5% 1.15%
Families 0.59% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Pajaro, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pajaro 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 # 768 49th
Population Density # 401 74th
Diversity Index # 347 77th
Median Household Income # 1169 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1418 7th

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