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Prunedale is in Monterey County, in the Salinas metro area.
The community name is believed to have originated with an orchardist's unsuccessful attempt to establish prune trees in the region
The latitude of Prunedale is 36.775N. The longitude is -121.668W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,432.
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12% of Prunedale residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prunedale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prunedale was $24,318, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Prunedale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prunedale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $749. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,704.
Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prunedale political report.
The average commute time for Prunedale workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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