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Monterey County, California; Santa Cruz County, California; San Benito County, California

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Monterey County, California
Santa Cruz County, California
San Benito County, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 434,061 273,213 62,808
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 434,061 273,213 62,808
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 415,059 262,350 55,265
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.6% 4.1% 13.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 415,057 262,382 55,269
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
4.9%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.0%
19.0%
25.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
17.3%
13.1%
Female persons, percent
49.1%
50.5%
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.8%
87.0%
87.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.4%
1.5%
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.6%
1.8%
3.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.7%
5.3%
3.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.2%
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
4.2%
3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
59.4%
34.0%
60.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
29.4%
56.8%
32.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 17,403 10,595 2,494
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 30.0% 17.9% 20.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 143,201 107,149 19,979
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 51.1% 59.4% 63.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $477,200 $711,000 $496,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,185 $2,745 $2,378
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $554 $635 $636
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,401 $1,647 $1,477
Building permits, 2019 480 429 734
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 126,052 95,756 17,740
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.30 2.73 3.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.9% 85.5% 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 55.1% 32.0% 40.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.6% 91.6% 93.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.8% 86.4% 88.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 71.3% 86.4% 79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 24.5% 40.0% 19.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.4% 8.0% 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.9%
7.3%
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 59.0% 63.6% 68.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.7% 58.8% 61.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,328,768 586,009 49,887
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,150,972 1,689,915 143,209
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,258,929 1,213,401 591,100
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,775,222 5,898,193 275,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,457,401 4,367,955 345,195
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,445 $16,373 $6,068
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.7 27.0 35.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $66,676 $78,041 $81,977
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,836 $39,001 $31,475
Persons in poverty, percent
13.3%
12.2%
8.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 8,765 7,051 989
Total employment, 2018 116,241 79,641 12,948
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 5,533,432 3,991,525 623,128
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.7% 0.8% 2.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 25,963 25,378 3,737
All firms, 2012 30,151 29,325 3,867
Men-owned firms, 2012 15,108 14,998 1,694
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,537 10,986 1,596
Minority-owned firms, 2012 11,087 6,086 1,408
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 17,358 22,079 2,306
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,414 2,135 296
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 25,705 25,951 3,319
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 126.5 589.4 39.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,280.60 445.17 1,388.71
FIPS Code 06053 06087 06069
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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