Monterey County, CA

Add Comparison

Population

437,907

0.615% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$71,274

11.6% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

191,091

0.93% growth

Median Property Value

$517,200

7.53% growth

About

In 2017, Monterey County, CA had a population of 438k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $71,274. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monterey County, CA grew from 435,232 to 437,907, a 0.615% increase and its median household income grew from $63,876 to $71,274, a 11.6% increase.

The population of Monterey County, CA is 58.8% Hispanic or Latino, 29.8% White Alone, and 5.42% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Monterey County, CA speak a non-English language, and 77.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monterey County, CA are Naval Postgraduate School (2,446 degrees awarded in 2016), California State University-Monterey Bay (1,685 degrees), and Hartnell College (1,642 degrees).

The median property value in Monterey County, CA is $517,200, and the homeownership rate is 51.3%. Most people in Monterey County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Monterey County, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Coast of Northern Big Sur

Economy

The economy of Monterey County, CA employs 191k people. The largest industries in Monterey County, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (34,959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,256 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,951 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($158,112), Utilities ($87,083), and Public Administration ($75,188).

Median household income in Monterey County, CA is $71,274. Males in Monterey County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Monterey County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,274

2017 value

± $2,706

11.6%

1 Year Growth

± 5.72%

Households in Monterey County, CA have a median annual income of $71,274, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,876 in 2016, which represents a 11.6% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Monterey County, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for California.

$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in Monterey County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Monterey County, CA by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for California.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Monterey County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Monterey County, CA by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monterey County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 107.02

  2. Census Tract 132

  3. Census Tract 107.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monterey County, CA was Census Tract 107.02 with a value of $124,250, followed by Census Tract 132 and Census Tract 107.01, with respective values of $122,139 and $121,706.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monterey County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monterey County, CA (60.9k out of 415k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    45,028 ± 1,664

  2. White

    39,637 ± 1,542

  3. Other

    14,646 ± 938

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monterey County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

191k

2017 Value

± 7,644

0.93%

1 Year growth

± 5.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey County, CA grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 189k employees to 191k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monterey County, CA, are Agricultural Workers (24,881 people), Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,227 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (6,589 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monterey County, CA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monterey County, CA, by number of employees, are Agricultural Workers (24,881 people), Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,227 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (6,589 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monterey County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers (29.6 times higher than expected), Agricultural Workers (27.5 times), and Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (2.24 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monterey County, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($120,463), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($93,189), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,883).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

191k

2017 Value

± 7,644

0.93%

1 Year growth

± 5.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey County, CA grew at a rate of 0.93%, from 189k employees to 191k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monterey County, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (34,959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,256 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,951 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monterey County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Monterey County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Monterey County, CA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (34,959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,256 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (18,951 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monterey County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.41 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.29 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monterey County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($158,112), Utilities ($87,083), and Public Administration ($75,188).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for California state.

$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

90.1% of the population of Monterey County, CA has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 27% on Medicaid, 8.98% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Monterey County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Monterey County, CA see 1702 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1451 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,702 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monterey County, CA see an average of 1,702 patients per year. This represents a 1.79% increase from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monterey County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for California.

$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

9.9%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

27%

Medicaid

8.98%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monterey County, CA grew by 4.22% from 9.5% to 9.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monterey County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Monterey County, CA is home to a population of 438k people, from which 77.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.5% of Monterey County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Monterey County, CA is composed of 257k Hispanic or Latino residents (58.8%), 130k White Alone residents (29.8%), 23.7k Asian Alone residents (5.42%), 13.3k Two or More Races residents (3.05%), 10.6k Black or African American Alone residents (2.41%), 1.68k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.383%), 582 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.133%), and 190 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0434%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monterey County, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monterey County, CA was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Monterey County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monterey County, CA residents was 34.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 29.5% of Monterey County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monterey County, CA was 29.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Monterey County, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monterey County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 Monterey County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

77.4%

2017 Citizenship

76.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77.4% of Monterey County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monterey County, CA was 76.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Monterey County, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    257k ± 11.9k

  2. White Alone

    130k ± 156

  3. Asian Alone

    23.7k ± 1.84k

In 2017, there were 1.98 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (257k people) in Monterey County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130k White Alone and 23.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Monterey County, CA as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Monterey County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Monterey County, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Monterey County, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,659 ± 1,091

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,318 ± 764

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,067 ± 780

Monterey County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Monterey County, CA awarded 7,056 degrees. The student population of Monterey County, CA is skewed towards women, with 15,399 male students and 15,904 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monterey County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,658 and 39.2%), followed by White (2,430 and 35.8%), Unknown (862 and 12.7%), and Asian (383 and 5.65%).

The largest universities in Monterey County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Naval Postgraduate School (2,446 and 34.7%), California State University-Monterey Bay (1,685 and 23.9%), and Hartnell College (1,642 and 23.3%).

The most popular majors in Monterey County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,050 and 14.9%), General Business Administration & Management (667 and 9.45%), and Other Military Technologies & Applied Sciences (505 and 7.16%).

The median tuition costs in Monterey County, CA are $38,250 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 365 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 206 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Monterey County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 365 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Monterey County, CA according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,446 degrees awarded

  2. 1,685 degrees awarded

  3. 1,642 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$38,250

Median Private

In 2016, the Monterey County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Naval Postgraduate School with 2,446 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,792

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,264

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,792 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monterey County, CA, which is 1.16 times more than the 3,264 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Monterey County, CA by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,658 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,430 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    862 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monterey County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,658 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,430 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Monterey County, CA was $517,200 in 2017, which is 2.38 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $481,000 to $517,200, a 7.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Monterey County, CA is 51.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monterey County, CA have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monterey County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$71,274

Median Household Income

± $2,706

126k

Number of Households

± 5,401

In 2017, the median household income of the 126k households in Monterey County, CA grew to $71,274 from the previous year's value of $63,876.

The following chart displays the households in Monterey County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$517,200

2017 Median

± $24,858

$481,000

2016 Median

± $16,067

In 2017, the median property value in Monterey County, CA grew to to $517,200 from the previous year's value of $481,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monterey County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monterey County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Monterey County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monterey County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

51.3%

2017 Homeownership

49.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.3% of the housing units in Monterey County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monterey County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monterey County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monterey County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monterey County, CA have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Monterey County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Monterey County, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72%

  2. Other

    9.7%

  3. Carpooled

    8.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monterey County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Other and those who Carpooled.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart