Prunedale, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Prunedale, California - Basic Facts

The Prunedale Census Designated Place had a population of 18,205 as of July 1, 2018. Prunedale 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 Prunedale is located at latitude 36.8117 and longitude -121.655 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the Prunedale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Prunedale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409105) 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 Prunedale Census Designated Place is located within Castroville CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prunedale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Prunedale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,205
Population in Households 18,198
Population in Familes 15,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 80


Median Household Income $84,960
Average Household Income $106,370
Per Capita Income $34,359


Total Housing Units 6,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,396 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,426 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $582,171
Average Home Value $697,338


Total Households 5,822
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 4,501
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.44% 0.37%
Households 0.25% 0.29%
Families 0.16% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Prunedale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prunedale to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 367 76th
Population Density # 995 34th
Diversity Index # 373 75th
Median Household Income # 347 77th
Per Capita Income # 599 61st

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