Monterey County, CA 

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Population

438,953

+9.3% since 2000

Unemployment Rate

10.4%

Cost of Living

151.9 / 100

Median Home Price

$764,900

Median Income

$82,013

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 7.6

summer / winter

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Monterey County, CA

Monterey County, CA is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches along with stunning mountain ranges, valleys and forests. It’s known for its abundance of wildlife, including whales and sea otters. There are many outdoor activities to choose from such as sailing and kayaking in Monterey Bay, visiting the vibrant city of Monterey or exploring the nearby wineries. Beach town/Small city - Northern California, on the south end of Monterey Bay, 110 miles south of San Francisco.
State: California
County: Monterey County
Metro Area: Salinas
City: Salinas, Seaside, 30 total
Zip Codes: 93906, 93905, 93955, 93940, 93901, 93960, 93933, 93907, 93927, 93930, 30 total
Cost of Living: 51.9% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 267 ft above sea level
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Pros
Attractive setting
Year-round climate
Recreation/Entertainment
Cons
Tourist impact
Isolation
Cost of living and housing

What Bert Has To Say About Salinas Metro Area

Agricultural Salinas was dubbed the “salad bowl of the nation” by John Steinbeck because of its lettuce crops. Salinas is affordable and small in comparison to the others, but has the character of a typical California Central Valley town – dry, dusty, functional and with little intellectual stimulation. By contrast, nearby Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove are located on the coastal Monterey Peninsula. Carmel, a noted artist colony and Hollywood refuge, has controlled growth and maintains a charming village character with some exceptional residential properties, while Monterey is a more commercialized setup honoring its fishing village heritage for its many visitors. Pacific Grove, with its assortment of well-built Victorian and Craftsman-era homes, is probably the most livable city on the peninsula.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Monterey County is 10.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monterey County jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Monterey County's cost of living is 51.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Monterey County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Monterey County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Monterey county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.5% to 28.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Monterey County's population is 438,953 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Monterey County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

SCHOOLS
Monterey County public schools spend $11,929 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.3 students per teacher in Monterey County. More Education



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It's a good time to buy in Monterey. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Monterey is .

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ZIP CODES IN MONTEREY COUNTY, CA
93906, 93905, 93955, 93940, 93901, 93960, 93933, 93907, 93927, 93930, 30 total

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