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Welcome to Marina ...

The coastal city of Marina is located in Monterey County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Marina, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1916.

The city was incorporated November 13, 1975.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marina has a population of 22,383 people<2> (see below for details).

Marina is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Marina is within the (831) area code.

The ZIP code for Marina: 93933<4>

Websites for Marina ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marina had an population of 22,383 people. This is an increase of 13.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marina had a population of 19,718 people. This makes Marina the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Marina represents 0.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 294th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,718 people, the population of Marina decreased 21.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,101 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marina.

Communities Also Named Marina ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Marina: This one is located in Monterey County and the other is located in San Francisco County.

Beyond California, there are 3 communities that are also named Marina - they are located in Alberta and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Marina.

Communities near Marina ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marina.

  • Salinas
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Watsonville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Monterey
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Pacific Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • San Juan Bautista
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Del Rey Oaks
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • 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
  • Fort Ord Village ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ord Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ord Village
    • Fort Ord Village is located in Monterey County
  • Sand City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Seaside
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)

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 Marina. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marina.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marina. 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 Marina.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marina. See our Newspapers Page for Marina.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marina ...

Looking for more information about Marina? 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 Marina, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marina.

Adding Marina to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marina in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Marina was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Marina post office opened in 1916.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Marina.

The official website for Marina:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marina.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marina - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Marina). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marina or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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