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Monterey County, CA
The county was named for the Count of Monterey

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Monterey County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Salinas metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 414,629. This was an increase of  3.20% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$48,305
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monterey County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Monterey County was $31,842. This was an increase of 24.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 103% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Salinas
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 1 in production of strawberries; 8 in production of grapes; 1 in production of lettuce
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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8% of Monterey County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monterey County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Monterey County include Castroville Moss Landing Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, El Carmeto Cemetery, El Encinal Cemetery, Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Gonzales Cemetery, Greenfield Cemetery, Hambey Cemetery, Imusdale Cemetery, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemeter ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Monterey County include Aromas, Big Sur, Bradley, Camphora, Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castroville, Chualar, Del Monte, Del Rey Oaks ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Monterey County include California State University - Monterey Bay, Hartnell College, Heald College - Salinas, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey Peninsula College ... View colleges

School districts in Monterey County include Alisal Union Elementary, Bradley Union Elementary, Carmel Unified, Chualar Union Elementary, Gonzales Unified, Graves Elementary, Greenfield Union Elementary, King City Joint Union High, King City Union Elementary, Lagunita Elementary ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Monterey County include Aromas Branch Library, Big Sur Branch Library, Bradley Branch Library, Buena Vista Branch Library, Carmel Valley Branch Library, Castroville Branch Library, Cesar Chavez Library, El Gabilan Library, Gonzales Branch Library, Greenfield Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Monterey County include Carmel Pine Cone, Monterey County Herald ... View newspapers

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Politics

Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monterey County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Monterey County include Monterey Peninsula Airport

Hotels in Monterey County include Americas Best Value Inn-Salinas, Asilomar Conference Center, Bay Park Hotel, Bernardus Lodge, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Beach Dunes Inn, Best Western Beach Resort Monterey ... More hotels

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