Monterey County, CA Demographics

The total population of Monterey County is estimated to be 437,609 with 223,186 males (51.00%) and 214,423 females (49.00%). There are 8,763 less females than males in Monterey County.
The median household income in Monterey County was $88,649 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,462(1.68%) from $87,187 in 2020. This income is 118.82% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Monterey County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $104,108. Overall, the median household income for the county of Monterey County stands at $92,840.
In Monterey County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $39,282 for males and $31,182 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $59,966 for males and $53,190 for females.
In Monterey County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $116,515, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $60,326.
In 2022, the population of Monterey County was 432,858, a 1.00% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Monterey County's population was 437,249, a decline of 0.26% compared to a population of 438,390 in 2020.
The median age in Monterey County, CA is 34.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 21.96% were under the age of 15, 21.13% aged 15 to 29, 43.26% aged 30 to 64, 11.83% aged 65 to 84, and 1.83% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Monterey County population: 43.32% are White, 2.49% are Black or African American, 0.73% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.84% are Asian, 0.46% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 38.42% are some other race and 8.75% are multiracial.