Seaside, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Seaside, California - Basic Facts

The City of Seaside had a population of 34,376 as of July 1, 2018. Seaside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Seaside is located at latitude 36.611 and longitude -121.8446 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seaside (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Seaside (GNIS ID: 2411853) 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 Seaside is located within Seaside-Monterey CCD of Monterey County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Seaside: East Monterey.

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


Total Population 34,376
Population in Households 33,249
Population in Familes 27,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,127
Population Density2 3,720
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $60,862
Average Household Income $80,065
Per Capita Income $24,806


Total Housing Units 11,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,286 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,203 (55.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 671 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $567,740
Average Home Value $597,532


Total Households 10,490
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 7,634
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.52%
Households 0.47% 0.5%
Families 0.42% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Seaside, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seaside 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 # 246 84th
Population Density # 353 77th
Diversity Index # 57 96th
Median Household Income # 700 54th
Per Capita Income # 1000 34th

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