Monterey County

Monterey County, California

PO Box 180
Salinas, CA 93902
Phone: (831) 755-5115
Fax: (831) 757-5792

On central coast of CA; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Monterey Bay

Area (sq mi):: 3771.07 (land 3321.95; water 449.12) Population per square mile: 124.10
Population 2005: 412,104 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 401,762 (White 40.30%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 46.80%; Asian 6.00%; Other 34.20%). Foreign born: 29.00%. Median age: 31.70
Income 2000: per capita $20,165; median household $48,305; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,005-$31,801
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Salinas County seat (148,183)
  • Seaside (34,130)
  • Monterey (29,669)
  • Soledad (26,325)
  • Marina (19,324)
  • Pacific Grove (15,280)
  • Greenfield (12,845)
  • King City (11,162)

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    By January, four of these large scavengers should be living in Monterey County and soaring above Northern California for the first time in two decades.
    Building on the tremendous success of its flagship red wines, Blackstone Winery welcomes the addition of a Monterey County Pinot Grigio and Monterey County Riesling to its popular Winemaker's Select series.
    July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taste the finest wines and meet the innovative winemakers of Monterey County at the 20th Annual Winemakers' Celebration.
    Although the CDF said its rejection stemmed for the most part from one particular area of the timber harvest plan, Monterey County has criticized a number of the details.
    June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE), along with Chevron Energy Solutions, unveiled its solar power and energy efficiency project today during a briefing with the community at the MCOE headquarters located on Blanco Circle in Salinas.
    While Mother Nature has not been kind to California grape growers as a whole during this year's harvest, many in Monterey County, particularly those in the north, seem to have escaped her ravages.
    Jekel Vineyards, which dates to 1968 in Monterey County, offers Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Monterey and the Central Coast.
    March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Monterey County Office of Education and Chevron Energy Solutions broke ground today on a solar and energy efficiency project aimed at saving the agency $2.
    The California condor, just a toe's width from the edge of extinction a decade ago, will be flying over Monterey County again late this year.
    Award-winning Monterra wines are created exclusively from grapes grown in Monterey County, California's coolest wine region.
    May 18-20, 2012 - Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions: Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program and annual sustainable seafood conference is a perfect springboard into the bounty of Monterey County.

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