Monterey demographics profile

StatisticMontereyCaliforniaNational
Population28,47238,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,28223291
Median age37.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%46%43%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%
Monterey, CA has a population of 28,472 and is the 1,502nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,282 per sq mi which is 1312% higher than the California average and 3523% higher than the national average. The median age in Monterey is 37 which is approximately 3% higher than the California average of 36. In Monterey, 49% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 77% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 46% of Monterey residents were born in California, 35% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Monterey is 1312% higher than California.
  • The median age in Monterey is 3% higher than California.
  • In Monterey 78.85% of the population is White.
  • In Monterey 3.64% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Monterey 7.09% of the population is Asian.

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Monterey population breakdown by race

RaceMontereyCaliforniaNational
White78.85%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American3.64%5.85%12.63%
Asian7.09%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.53%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.33%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.05%4.62%3.06%
Other race3.52%13.28%4.75%
In Monterey, 17.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Monterey, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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