Seaside, CA

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Population

34,259

0.407% growth

Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$57,653

7.95% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

15,321

0.631% growth

Median Property Value

$413,600

12.9% growth

About

In 2017, Seaside, CA had a population of 34.3k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $57,653. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seaside, CA grew from 34,120 to 34,259, a 0.407% increase and its median household income grew from $53,406 to $57,653, a 7.95% increase.

The population of Seaside, CA is 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.1% White Alone, and 9.46% Asian Alone. 46.9% of the people in Seaside, CA speak a non-English language, and 82.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seaside, CA are California State University-Monterey Bay (1,685 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Seaside, CA is $413,600, and the homeownership rate is 40.3%. Most people in Seaside, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Seaside, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Seaside, CA employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Seaside, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (3,567 people), Retail Trade (1,763 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($75,082), Utilities ($62,303), and Public Administration ($54,009).

Median household income in Seaside, CA is $57,653. Males in Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,653

2017 value

± $4,103

7.95%

1 Year Growth

± 9.71%

Households in Seaside, CA have a median annual income of $57,653, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,406 in 2016, which represents a 7.95% 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 Seaside, CA made 1.26 times more than female 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 Seaside, 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 Seaside, 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 138

  2. Census Tract 133

  3. Census Tract 141.07

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seaside, CA was Census Tract 138 with a value of $69,408, followed by Census Tract 133 and Census Tract 141.07, with respective values of $59,602 and $56,622.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seaside, CA (4.95k out of 33.1k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    3,205 ± 431

  2. Hispanic

    3,165 ± 427

  3. Other

    857 ± 236

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.3k

2017 Value

± 862

0.631%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seaside, CA grew at a rate of 0.631%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seaside, CA, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,146 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,075 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seaside, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seaside, CA, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,146 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,075 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Seaside, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.57 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.32 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seaside, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,875), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,932), and Legal Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.3k

2017 Value

± 862

0.631%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seaside, CA grew at a rate of 0.631%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seaside, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,567 people), Retail Trade (1,763 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seaside, CA, though some of these residents may live in Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,567 people), Retail Trade (1,763 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,724 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Seaside, CA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (3.06 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.88 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seaside, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($75,082), Utilities ($62,303), and Public Administration ($54,009).

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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

83.1% of the population of Seaside, CA has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 6.22% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 6.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seaside, 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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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 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%).

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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

16.9%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

6.22%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

6.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seaside, CA declined by 17.6% from 20.5% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Seaside, 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

Seaside, CA is home to a population of 34.3k people, from which 82.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.1% of Seaside, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Seaside, CA is composed of 14.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (42.4%), 10.6k White Alone residents (31.1%), 3.24k Asian Alone residents (9.46%), 2.4k Black or African American Alone residents (7%), 2.22k Two or More Races residents (6.47%), 948 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.77%), 200 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.584%), and 99 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.289%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Seaside, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (10,927 speakers), Tagalog (1,052 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (296 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seaside, CA was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Seaside, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seaside, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 28.1% of Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA was 29.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Seaside, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Seaside, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

82.2%

2017 Citizenship

80.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.2% of Seaside, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seaside, CA was 80.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    14.5k ± 1.55k

  2. White Alone

    10.6k ± 645

  3. Asian Alone

    3.24k ± 428

In 2017, there were 1.36 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5k people) in Seaside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.6k White Alone and 3.24k 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 Seaside, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    10,927 speakers (35.4%)

  2. Tagalog

    1,052 speakers (3.41%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    296 speakers (0.958%)

46.9% of Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 35.4% of the overall population of Seaside, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.41% speak Tagalog and 0.958% 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-)

    631 ± 205

  2. Vietnam

    491 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    132 ± 63

Seaside, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Seaside, CA awarded 1,685 degrees. The student population of Seaside, CA is skewed towards women, with 2,693 male students and 4,581 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seaside, CA are Hispanic or Latino (605 and 36.4%), followed by White (600 and 36.1%), Unknown (152 and 9.15%), and Asian (108 and 6.5%).

The largest universities in Seaside, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Monterey Bay (1,685 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seaside, CA are General Business Administration & Management (273 and 16.2%), General Psychology (204 and 12.1%), and General Health & Physical Education (188 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Seaside, CA are $N/A 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. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 188 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Seaside, CA was General Psychology with 204 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,685 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Seaside, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Monterey Bay with 1,685 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

621

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,064

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 621 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seaside, CA, which is 0.584 times less than the 1,064 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    605 degrees awarded

  2. White

    600 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    152 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seaside, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 605 degrees mean that there were 1.01 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 600 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seaside, CA was $413,600 in 2017, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $366,400 to $413,600, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Seaside, CA is 40.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seaside, CA have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seaside, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,653

Median Household Income

± $4,103

10.3k

Number of Households

± 642

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Seaside, CA grew to $57,653 from the previous year's value of $53,406.

The following chart displays the households in Seaside, 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

$413,600

2017 Median

± $17,255

$366,400

2016 Median

± $11,582

In 2017, the median property value in Seaside, CA grew to to $413,600 from the previous year's value of $366,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

40.3%

2017 Homeownership

38.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.3% of the housing units in Seaside, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seaside, 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 Seaside, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seaside, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seaside, CA have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Seaside, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.4%

  2. Carpooled

    13.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seaside, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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