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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.

People

Total Population 13,389
Male Share of the Population 55.5%
Female Share of the Population 44.5%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,763
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,490
% Above Poverty Level 76.1%
% Below Poverty Level 23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $997
Median House Value $198,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 0.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

King City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles SE of Salinas, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles SW of Fresno, California
County Monterey
Metro Area Salinas
Standard Zip Codes 93930
Phone Area Codes 831
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.212
Longitude -121.125

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)

Station KING CITY
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 63 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 47 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches
Station PINNACLES NATL MONUMENT
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 63 F
Apr Temp 39 to 73 F
Jul Temp 51 to 94 F
Oct Temp 43 to 82 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
Station SALINAS AP
Distance 41 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greenfield 16,869 $46,983
Soledad 25,826 $48,883

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

King City Hospitals

GEORGE L MEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 CANAL ST
(831) 385-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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King City High Schools

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KING CITY HIGH
720 BROADWAY
831-385-5461
Serves 1,200 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

CANDY BUTLER HIGH
760 BROADWAY
831-385-4661
A Non-traditional School
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

KING CITY COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL
760 BROADWAY STREET
831-385-4661
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1

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