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Welcome to Pacific Grove ...

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

A typical abbreviation for Pacific Grove: Pacific Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pacific Grove has a population of 15,428 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Pacific Grove, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 5, 1889.

Pacific Grove is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Pacific Grove: (831)

The ZIP code for Pacific Grove: 93950<4>

Websites for Pacific Grove ...

Official Website:   www.ci.pacific-grove.ca.us/

Junior League:   www.jlmontereycounty.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pacific Grove had an population of 15,428 people. This is an increase of 2.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pacific Grove had a population of 15,041 people. This makes Pacific Grove the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Pacific Grove represents 0.04% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 322nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,041 people, the population of Pacific Grove decreased 3.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,522 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pacific Grove.

Communities Also Named Pacific Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pacific Grove - it's located in Utah.

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

Communities near Pacific Grove ...

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

  • Salinas [Monterey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salinas
    • Salinas [Monterey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Pacific Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154,868 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salinas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salinas<6>
  • Marina [Monterey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina
    • Marina [Monterey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Pacific Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,836 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marina<6>
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea [Monterey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel-by-the-Sea
    • Carmel-by-the-Sea [Monterey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Pacific Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel-by-the-Sea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmel-by-the-Sea<6>
  • Del Rey Oaks [Monterey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rey Oaks
    • Del Rey Oaks [Monterey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Pacific Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Rey Oaks
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Ord Village [Monterey County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ord Village
      • Fort Ord Village [Monterey County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Pacific Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ord Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sand City [Monterey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand City
      • Sand City [Monterey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Pacific Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand City<6>
    • Seaside [Monterey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
      • Seaside [Monterey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Pacific Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaside<6>
    • Prattco [Monterey County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattco
      • Prattco [Monterey County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pacific Grove
      • 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.<8>
    • Carmel Highlands [Monterey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Highlands
      • Carmel Highlands [Monterey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Pacific Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel Highlands
    • Carmelito [Monterey County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmelito
      • Carmelito [Monterey County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Pacific Grove
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Carmelito. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pacific Grove. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pacific Grove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pacific Grove ...

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

Adding Pacific Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pacific Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pacific Grove on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pacific Grove on our Genealogy Page.

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About Monterey County

About California

The official website for Pacific Grove: www.ci.pacific-grove.ca.us/

The official website for Monterey County: www.co.monterey.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 Pacific Grove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pacific Grove - 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 Pacific Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pacific Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pacific Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pacific Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pacific GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pacific Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6188, Longitude: -121.9188    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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