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The coastal city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is located in Monterey County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated October 31, 1916.

When the people of Carmel-by-the-Sea refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carmelite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carmel-by-the-Sea has a population of 3,775 people<3> (see below for details).

Carmel-by-the-Sea is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Carmel-by-the-Sea lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Carmel-by-the-Sea: (831)

The ZIP codes for Carmel-by-the-Sea: 93921-93923<5>

Websites for Carmel-by-the-Sea ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carmel-by-the-Sea had an population of 3,775 people. This is an increase of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carmel-by-the-Sea had a population of 3,722 people. This makes Carmel-by-the-Sea the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,722 people, the population of Carmel-by-the-Sea decreased 8.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,081 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Communities near Carmel-by-the-Sea ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carmel-by-the-Sea.

  • Salinas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Seaside
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Marina
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina
    • Marina is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marina <6>
  • Pacific Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Del Rey Oaks
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rey Oaks
    • Del Rey Oaks is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,645 people
  • Sand City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Point Alones ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Point Alones. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Alones
    • Point Alones is located in Monterey County
  • Fort Ord Village ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ord Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ord Village
    • Fort Ord Village is located in Monterey County
  • Prattco ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Prattco. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattco
    • Prattco is located in Monterey County
  • Ambler Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambler Park
    • Ambler Park is located in Monterey County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carmel-by-the-Sea.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carmel-by-the-Sea ...

Looking for more information about Carmel-by-the-Sea? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carmel-by-the-Sea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The official website for Carmel-by-the-Sea:

The official website for Monterey County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Monterey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carmel-by-the-Sea may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carmel-by-the-Sea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carmel-by-the-Sea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carmel-by-the-Sea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carmel-by-the-Sea includes: 93921, 93922 & 93923.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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