Monterey, CA

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Population

28,671

0.699% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$73,942

7.93% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

12,837

0.556% growth

Median Property Value

$696,200

4.8% growth

About

In 2017, Monterey, CA had a population of 28.7k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $73,942. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monterey, CA grew from 28,472 to 28,671, a 0.699% increase and its median household income grew from $68,511 to $73,942, a 7.93% increase.

The population of Monterey, CA is 65.7% White Alone, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.31% Asian Alone. 25% of the people in Monterey, CA speak a non-English language, and 90% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monterey, CA are Naval Postgraduate School (2,446 degrees awarded in 2016), Monterey Peninsula College (526 degrees), and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (344 degrees).

The median property value in Monterey, CA is $696,200, and the homeownership rate is 36.8%. Most people in Monterey, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Monterey, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: A private beach somewhere along Highway 1 in Monterey, California.

Economy

The economy of Monterey, CA employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Monterey, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (2,141 people), Educational Services (1,834 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,167), Public Administration ($74,821), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,972).

Median household income in Monterey, CA is $73,942. Males in Monterey, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Monterey, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,942

2017 value

± $5,113

7.93%

1 Year Growth

± 9.54%

Households in Monterey, CA have a median annual income of $73,942, 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 $68,511 in 2016, which represents a 7.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Monterey, 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, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Monterey, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 132

  2. Census Tract 131

  3. Census Tract 126

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monterey, CA was Census Tract 132 with a value of $122,139, followed by Census Tract 131 and Census Tract 126, with respective values of $84,097 and $77,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monterey, CA (2.94k out of 26.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,105 ± 528

  2. Hispanic

    702 ± 315

  3. Asian

    423 ± 171

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

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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.8k

2017 Value

± 914

0.556%

1 Year growth

± 9.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey, CA grew at a rate of 0.556%, from 12.8k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monterey, CA, are Management Occupations (2,007 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,329 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,292 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monterey, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monterey, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,007 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,329 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,292 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monterey, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.9 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monterey, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,875), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($105,278), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($98,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.8k

2017 Value

± 914

0.556%

1 Year growth

± 9.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey, CA grew at a rate of 0.556%, from 12.8k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monterey, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,141 people), Educational Services (1,834 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monterey, CA, though some of these residents may live in Monterey, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Monterey, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (2,141 people), Educational Services (1,834 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,380 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monterey, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.77 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.19 times), and Public Administration (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monterey, CA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,167), Public Administration ($74,821), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,972).

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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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$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.

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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).

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Health

90.9% of the population of Monterey, CA has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 8.17% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 22.3% on non-group plans, and 8.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monterey, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 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

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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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.

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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.

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Health Care Spending

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$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.

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Health Care Coverage

9.13%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

8.17%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

22.3%

Non-Group

8.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monterey, CA declined by 8.06% from 9.93% to 9.13%.

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

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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.

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Diversity

Monterey, CA is home to a population of 28.7k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.8% of Monterey, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Monterey, CA is composed of 18.8k White Alone residents (65.7%), 5.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.8%), 2.1k Asian Alone residents (7.31%), 1.43k Two or More Races residents (4.99%), 1.02k Black or African American Alone residents (3.56%), 81 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.283%), 61 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.213%), and 55 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.192%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monterey, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,899 speakers), Arabic (545 speakers), and Italian (457 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monterey, CA was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Monterey, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monterey, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 16.8% of Monterey, 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, CA was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monterey, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Monterey, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

90%

2017 Citizenship

90.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90% of Monterey, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monterey, CA was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.8k ± 802

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.1k ± 850

  3. Asian Alone

    2.1k ± 435

In 2017, there were 3.69 times more White Alone residents (18.8k people) in Monterey, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.1k Hispanic or Latino and 2.1k 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, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,899 speakers (10.9%)

  2. Arabic

    545 speakers (2.05%)

  3. Italian

    457 speakers (1.72%)

25% of Monterey, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Monterey, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.9% of the overall population of Monterey, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.05% speak Arabic and 1.72% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    702 ± 169

  2. Vietnam

    582 ± 151

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    321 ± 125

Monterey, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monterey, CA awarded 3,316 degrees. The student population of Monterey, CA is skewed towards men, with 6,026 male students and 5,257 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monterey, CA are White (1,646 and 53.6%), followed by Unknown (692 and 22.5%), Hispanic or Latino (348 and 11.3%), and Asian (192 and 6.26%).

The largest universities in Monterey, CA by number of degrees awarded are Naval Postgraduate School (2,446 and 73.8%), Monterey Peninsula College (526 and 15.9%), and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (344 and 10.4%).

The most popular majors in Monterey, CA are Other Military Technologies & Applied Sciences (505 and 15.2%), Systems Engineering (359 and 10.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (334 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Monterey, CA are $38,250 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 284 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 206 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Monterey, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 284 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,446 degrees awarded

  2. 526 degrees awarded

  3. 344 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$38,250

Median Private

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

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,439

Degrees Awarded to Men

877

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,439 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monterey, CA, which is 2.78 times more than the 877 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,646 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    692 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    348 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monterey, CA were to White students. These 1,646 degrees mean that there were 2.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 692 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monterey, CA was $696,200 in 2017, which is 3.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $664,300 to $696,200, a 4.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Monterey, CA is 36.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monterey, CA have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monterey, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$73,942

Median Household Income

± $5,113

11.7k

Number of Households

± 707

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.7k households in Monterey, CA grew to $73,942 from the previous year's value of $68,511.

The following chart displays the households in Monterey, 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.

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Housing

Property Value

$696,200

2017 Median

± $31,599

$664,300

2016 Median

± $30,544

In 2017, the median property value in Monterey, CA grew to to $696,200 from the previous year's value of $664,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monterey, 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, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

36.8%

2017 Homeownership

35%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 36.8% of the housing units in Monterey, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monterey, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monterey, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monterey, CA have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% of the workforce in Monterey, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    59%

  2. Walked

    13.1%

  3. Carpooled

    10.2%

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

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