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Welcome to Pacific Grove ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pacific Grove, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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).

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 telephone area code for Pacific Grove: (831)

The ZIP code for Pacific Grove: 93950<4>

Websites for Pacific Grove ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

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 (with 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 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Marina
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina
    • Marina is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marina <5>
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Del Rey Oaks
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • 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 east)
    • 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
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Seaside
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Prattco ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattco
    • Prattco is located in Monterey County
  • Carmel Highlands
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Highlands
    • Carmel Highlands is located in Monterey County
  • Carmelito ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • 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.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmelito
    • Carmelito is located in Monterey County

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pacific Grove was in the book titled 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, see References and Mentions for Pacific Grove.

The official website for Pacific Grove:

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 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>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>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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