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Monterey, California

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Welcome to Monterey ...

The coastal city of Monterey is located in Monterey County.

When the people of Monterey refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montereyan<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Monterey has a population of 28,639 people<2> (see below for details).

Monterey was established in 1770 and was incorporated June 14, 1890.

The community of Monterey is near sea level<3>.

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

Monterey is located in the (831) area code.

The ZIP codes for Monterey: 93940, 93942-93944<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monterey had a population of 27,810 people (or 6.7% of the total population of Monterey County). This makes Monterey the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Monterey represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 247th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,810 people, the population of Monterey decreased 6.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,674 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Monterey had an population of 28,639 people. This is an increase of 2.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Monterey ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Monterey and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Ambler Park   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boronda   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carmel Highlands   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carmel Valley Village   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Castroville   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marina   [Map]   22,145   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Monterey.

Communities Also Named Monterey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Monterey - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Monterey. 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 Monterey. 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 Monterey. Our list includes 36 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Monterey:

Websites for Monterey ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monterey ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Monterey County:

The official website for State of California:

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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monterey - 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 Monterey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Monterey or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Monterey includes: 93940, 93942, 93943 & 93944.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monterey) 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 Monterey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monterey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6012, Longitude: -121.8955     [Map].

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