Monterey County vs. San Luis Obispo County

Monterey County (CA)San Luis Obispo County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)435,594284,010
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)4.9%5.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)415,061269,597
Population, Census, April 1, 2010415,057269,637
Persons under 5 years, percent7.1%4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent26.1%17.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent13.6%20.1%
Female persons, percent49.1%49.3%
White alone, percent82.7%88.8%
Black or African American alone, percent3.5%2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent2.6%1.4%
Asian alone, percent6.8%4.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.6%0.2%
Two or More Races, percent3.8%3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent59.1%22.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent29.6%68.6%
Veterans, 2014-201817,40317,326
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201830.0%10.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)142,399122,979
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201851.1%60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$477,200$537,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,185$2,262
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$554$570
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,401$1,385
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201326.5%18.4%
Building permits, 20187321,050
Households, 2014-2018126,052105,317
Persons per household, 2014-20183.302.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201887.9%82.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201855.1%17.9%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201887.6%92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201880.8%86.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201871.3%90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201824.5%34.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20185.4%7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent11.5%7.3%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.0%57.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201853.7%53.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,328,768824,771
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)2,150,9721,580,460
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)2,258,9292,854,029
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)4,457,4013,624,029
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,445$13,188
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201822.722.2
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$66,676$70,699
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$28,836$35,832
Persons in poverty, percent13.3%12.7%
Total employer establishments, 20178,7548,402
Total employment, 2017113,20991,732
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)5,267,3794,112,883
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20175.0%1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201725,43625,718
All firms, 201230,15128,626
Men-owned firms, 201215,10814,544
Women-owned firms, 201210,5379,282
Minority-owned firms, 201211,0874,950
Nonminority-owned firms, 201217,35822,457
Veteran-owned firms, 20122,4142,588
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201225,70524,340
Black-owned firms, percent, 20072.4%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.3%1.1%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20077.5%3.6%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200721.8%7.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200732.5%27.7%
Population per square mile, 2010126.581.7
Land area in square miles, 20103,280.603,298.57

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Monterey county (CA) and San Luis Obispo county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.