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Montara, California - Basic Facts

The Montara Census Designated Place had a population of 3,075 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Montara is located at latitude 37.5483 and longitude -122.4924 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Montara Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Montara Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408858) 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 Montara Census Designated Place is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montara 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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Montara, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,075
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 1,151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 3,053
Population in Familes 2,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 793
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $136,106
Average Household Income $181,858
Per Capita Income $69,345


Total Housing Units 1,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 928 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $919,471
Average Home Value $938,350


Total Households 1,168
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 824
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.77% 0.79%
Households 0.72% 0.76%
Families 0.6% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Montara, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montara 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 # 783 48th
Population Density # 822 46th
Diversity Index # 1077 29th
Median Household Income # 56 96th
Per Capita Income # 81 95th

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