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Overview

Introduction to King City, California

King City, California, in Monterey county, is 43 miles SE of Salinas, California (center to center) and 83 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is considered part of the Salinas metropolitan area.

King City History

King City, a Spanish land grant, was originally known as the King's City. It was acquired by Charles King in 1884. He started a ranch in the northern part of the city and started growing wheat. In 1886, with the help of the Southern Pacific Railroad services, the city began to transport wheat to San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1911, King City was incorporated and gradually became a thriving business and agricultural community.

King City and Nearby Attractions

  • Salinas Valley Fair.
  • Monterey County Aricultural and Rural Life Museum.
  • Lake Nacimiento.
  • Monterey State Historic Park.
  • Colton Hall.

Things To Do In King City

King City offers numerous recreational activities. In the Public Golf Course you can find a nine-hole course with driving range. At the King City Park and Recreation Center you can enjoy two swimming pools, a water slide, a diving pool, a playground, a wading pool, BBQ facilities, tennis courts and three indoor racquetball courts. The city also features community parks, cinema halls, shopping centers, restaurants and bars.

King City Transportation

Monterey Peninsula Airport is nearby.

King City Higher Education

Hartnell College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,532
Male Share of the Population54.5%
Female Share of the Population45.5%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+5,124
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher4.4%
Median Earnings25+$20,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,427
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,536

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,133
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone12.5%
Median Gross Rent$995
Median House Value$216,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.3%
German2.9%
English1.2%
Irish0.9%
Italian0.8%
Swiss0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Polish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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King City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monterey County
Standard Zip Codes93930
Phone Area Codes831
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.2
Approximate Longitude-120.94

King City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKING CITY
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 63 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp53 to 85 F
Oct Temp47 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.3 inches
StationPINNACLES NATL MONUMENT
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp34 to 63 F
Apr Temp39 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 94 F
Oct Temp43 to 82 F
Annual Precip17.3 inches
StationSALINAS AP
Distance41 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp55 to 71 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Greenfield16,994$43,967
Soledad25,616$60,053

King City Hospitals

George L Mee Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Canal Street

King City Public Schools

Bitterwater-tully Elementary
45980 Airline Hwy,, State Highway 25
ZIP: 93930
Primary
Total Enrollment 27
Chalone Peaks Middle
667 Meyer St.
ZIP: 93930
Middle
Total Enrollment 796
Del Rey Elementary
502 King St.
ZIP: 93930
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
King City Arts Magnet
415 Pearl St.
ZIP: 93930
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
King City High
720 Brd.way St.
ZIP: 93930
High
Total Enrollment 947
Phoenix Academy Community Day
667 Meyer St.
ZIP: 93930
Middle
Portola-butler Continuation High
760 Brd.way St.
ZIP: 93930
High
Total Enrollment 98
Santa Lucia Elementary
502 Collins St.
ZIP: 93930
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Special Education Preschool
435 Pearl St.
ZIP: 93930
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