Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA

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2022 Population
145,070
0.773% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
0.438% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,558
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$607,000
17.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA had a population of 145k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $89,558. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA grew from 143,957 to 145,070, a 0.773% increase and its median household income grew from $80,394 to $89,558, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are Other (Hispanic) (38.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.4%), White (Hispanic) (16.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%).

57% of the households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

80% of the residents in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are CET-Soledad (147 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was $607,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA is home to a population of 145k people, from which 80% are citizens. As of 2022, 27.6% of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (40.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are Spanish (73,408 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (962 households), and Portuguese (319 households).

Citizenship

80%
2022 Citizenship
79.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80% of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was 79.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    56.3k ± 2.44k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.1k ± 966
  3. White (Hispanic)
    24k ± 2.16k
71.6%
Hispanic Population
104k people

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

71.6% of the people in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are hispanic (104k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

27.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
40.1k people
27.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.2k people

As of 2022, 27.6% of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA residents (40.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was 27.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    73,408 households (54.4%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    962 households (0.713%)
  3. Portuguese
    319 households (0.236%)

57% of the households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was Spanish. 54.4% of the households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,288 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    983 ± 232
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    322 ± 106

Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA employs 59.8k people. The largest industries in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are Farming (7,793 people), Construction (5,524 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,509 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($187,543), Computer Systems Design ($151,406), and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing ($145,356).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,015
Women
42.1%
32,992
Men
57.9%

The workforce of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA in 2020 was 57,007 people, with 42.1% woman, and 57.9% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA.

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Occupations

59.8k
2022 Value
2.8%
1 Year growth
± 2.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 58.2k employees to 59.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (6,664 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,905 people), and Cashiers (1,290 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

59.8k
2022 Value
2.8%
1 Year growth
± 2.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 58.2k employees to 59.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA, are Farming (7,793 people), Construction (5,524 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,509 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,307
Median earning men ± $1,995
$33,354
Median earning women ± $1,344

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($87,917), Public Administration ($86,984), and Construction ($69,983).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,094), Information ($59,853), and Construction ($45,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA awarded 147 degrees. The student population of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 173 male students and 6 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are Hispanic or Latino (144 and 98%), followed by White (2 and 1.36%), Two or More Races (1 and 0.68%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are CET-Soledad (147 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA are Electrician (90 and 61.2%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (45 and 30.6%), and Building Construction Technology (12 and 8.16%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.56% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.42% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (29.5k), Primary Education (28.3k), and Some college (22.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was $607,000 in 2022, which is 2.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $517,100 to $607,000, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA is $89,558. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$607,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,117
$23,049
Median Property Taxes
±$1,003

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
Homeownership
2022
72.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.3% of the housing units in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,558
Median Household Income
± $3,201
38.2k
Number of Households
± 1,494

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.2k households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA grew to $89,558 from the previous year's value of $80,394.

The following chart displays the households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.433
2022 Wage GINI in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was 0.433 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0241% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.1%)

In 2022, 72.1% of workers in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (7.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.03% of the workforce in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA (15.5k out of 136k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.5% of the population of Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 30% on Medicaid, 7.9% on Medicare, 9.01% on non-group plans, and 0.611% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.6% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.49%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
30%
Medicaid
7.9%
Medicare
9.01%
Non-Group
0.611%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA declined by 6.02% from 9.04% to 8.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monterey (South & East) & San Benito Counties PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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