Monterey County (based on 2016-2020 Census data)
- Population 437,000
- Median age 34.7 years
- Median household income $76,943
- 29% of residents were born outside of the US
- 73% of persons age 25+ are high school graduates or higher
- 26% of persons age 25+ have a Bachelor’s degree or higher
- Top employment categories: Educational services, health care and social assistance; Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
- Monterey County has one 4-year institution, California State University, Monterey Bay, and two 2-year institutions, Hartnell College and Monterey Peninsula College.
Source: US Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://data.census.gov/cedsci/ in May 2022.
Students (based on 2021-22 enrollment)
- 74,700 students enrolled in K-12
- 88% are students of color
- The largest racial/ethnic group is Hispanic or Latino (82% of students)
- 62% of students enter school as emergent bi/multilinguals, meaning they are learning English
- This is the highest percentage among California counties
- 61% of all students speak Spanish
- 12% are students with disabilities
- 74% of students qualify for free and reduced meals
Source: California Department of Education. Retrieved from https://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/ in May 2022.