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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea ...

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

When the people of Carmel-by-the-Sea refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carmelite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Carmel-by-the-Sea has a population of 3,897 people<2> (see below for details).

Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated October 31, 1916.

The community of Carmel-by-the-Sea is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Carmel-by-the-Sea is located in the (831) area code.

The ZIP codes for Carmel-by-the-Sea: 93921-93923<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 4,081 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Carmel-by-the-Sea had an population of 3,897 people. This is an increase of 4.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.51% since the 2000 Census).

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

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

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Carmel-by-the-Sea and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Ambler Park   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carmel Valley Village   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Del Rey Oaks   [Map]   1,687   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Fort Ord Village - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marina   [Map]   22,145   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pacific Grove   [Map]   15,698   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carmel-by-the-Sea. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea:

Websites for Carmel-by-the-Sea ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carmel-by-the-Sea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carmel-by-the-Sea) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carmel-by-the-Sea. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carmel-by-the-Sea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5551, Longitude: -121.9219     [Map].

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