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Soledad, California

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Welcome to Soledad ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Soledad has a population of 25,999 people<2> (see below for details).

Soledad was incorporated March 9, 1921.

The community of Soledad is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Soledad: (831)

The ZIP code for Soledad: 93960<4>

Websites for Soledad ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Soledad had an population of 25,999 people. This is an increase of 1.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 130.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Soledad had a population of 25,738 people (which is 6.2% of the total population of Monterey County). This makes Soledad the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Soledad represents 0.07% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 258th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,738 people, the population of Soledad increased 128.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,263 people).

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

Communities near Soledad ...

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

  • Greenfield [Monterey County]
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    • Greenfield [Monterey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Soledad
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,516 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield<6>
  • King City [Monterey County]
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    • King City [Monterey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Soledad
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,077 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<6>
  • Gonzales [Monterey County]
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    • Gonzales [Monterey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Soledad
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,306 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gonzales<6>
  • Chualar [Monterey County]
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    • San Benito [San Benito County]
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      • San Benito [San Benito County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Soledad
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    • Bitterwater [San Benito County]
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      • Bitterwater [San Benito County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Soledad
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    • Paicines [San Benito County]
    • Carmel Valley Village [Monterey County]
    • Spreckels [Monterey County]
    • Ambler Park [Monterey County]
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      • Ambler Park [Monterey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Soledad
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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 Soledad. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Soledad.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Soledad ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Soledad:

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 Soledad.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Soledad - 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 Soledad). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Soledad 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Soledad) 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 Soledad. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Soledad

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soledad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4280, Longitude: -121.3231    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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