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Time Zone: Monterey County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Salinas is the Seat for Monterey County.

Monterey County is one of the original counties of California and was founded in 1850.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monterey had a population of 410,370 people. This is an increase of 2.14% since the last Census (which gave a population of 401,762 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monterey represented 1.19% of the total population of California, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010415,057+3.31%+1.14% since 2009
2009410,370+2.14%+1.16% since 2008
2008405,660+0.97%+0.88% since 2007
2000401,762The Last Census

More information can be found on the Monterey County Census Page for Monterey County.


Below are some of the communities located in Monterey County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Monterey County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Salinas   144,278151,0604.49% decrease  
Seaside   33,99531,6967.25% increase  
Soledad   28,11811,263149.6% increase  
Monterey   27,82429,6746.23% decrease  
Marina   18,02325,10128.2% decrease  

Websites for Monterey County

Official Website:   www.co.monterey.ca.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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