Sand City, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Sand City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sand City had a population of 371 as of July 1, 2018. Sand 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 Sand City is located at latitude 36.6219 and longitude -121.8475 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sand City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 2.36 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Sand City (GNIS ID: 2411806) 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 Sand City is located within Seaside-Monterey CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sand City 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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Sand City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 371
Population in Households 361
Population in Familes 280
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 660
Diversity Index2 88


Median Household Income $54,942
Average Household Income $70,060
Per Capita Income $24,168


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (31.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (58.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $456,667
Average Home Value $523,404


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.28% 1.06%
Households 1.35% 1.09%
Families 5.53% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

Sand City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand City 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 # 1232 19th
Population Density # 870 43rd
Diversity Index # 64 96th
Median Household Income # 866 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1027 32nd

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