Overview

Introduction to Seaside, California

Seaside, California, in Monterey county, is 11 miles SW of Salinas, California (center to center) and 50 miles S of San Jose, California. It's part of the surrounding Salinas metro area.

Seaside History

The history of the city makes it seem like a community of change. Until a few years ago, Ford Ord managed a training facility on a tract of land that the U.S. Army purchased in Seaside. The entry of soldiers and their visiting families influenced the shape of business in the city. Ford Ord is still fresh in the minds of citizens of the city. Seaside today occupies just a little less than 9 square miles of land along the ocean next to one of the nation's largest national marine life sanctuaries in Monterey Bay.

Seaside and Nearby Attractions

  • Laguna Grande Regional Park.
  • Laguna Seca Recreation Area.
  • Marina Dunes RV Park.
  • Marina State Beach.
  • Monterey Bay.
  • Seaside State Beach.

Things To Do In Seaside

Seaside city is famous for its lovely beaches which have long walkable stretches of sands and beautiful sand dunes. These are ideal for taking a dog for a walk or just taking a sunset stroll. There are also many parks in the city which offer ball fields, volleyball courts, horseshoes pits and picnic facilities.

Seaside Transportation

The nearest major public airport that serves the city is San Francisco International.

Seaside Higher Education

The city is served by California State University-Monterey Bay.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,077
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+16,237
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,069
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,651

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,357
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,638
Median House Value$445,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.9%
German8%
Irish4.9%
English4.2%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque1.4%
Portuguese1.4%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
African0.5%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Seaside Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMonterey County
Standard Zip Codes93955
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.62
Approximate Longitude-121.82

Seaside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTEREY
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 60 F
Apr Temp47 to 64 F
Jul Temp52 to 68 F
Oct Temp51 to 70 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches
StationSALINAS AP
Distance14.4 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
StationWATSONVILLE WATERWORKS
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 61 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp53 to 72 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip23.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carmel-by-the-Sea3,855$115,764
Del Rey Oaks1,596$111,354
Marina21,608$76,273
Monterey28,512$104,808
Pacific Grove15,567$99,355
Sand City318$64,583

Seaside Public Schools

Central Coast High
200 Coe Ave.
ZIP: 93955
High
Total Enrollment 69
Del Rey Woods Elementary
1281 Plumas Ave.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Dual Language Academy Of The Monterey Peninsula
225 Normandy Rd.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
George C. Marshall Elementary
300 Normandy Rd.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Highland Elementary
1650 Sonoma Ave.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
International School Of Monterey
1720 Yosemite St.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Martin Luther King
1713 Brd.way
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Community Day
200 Coe Ave.
ZIP: 93955
High
Total Enrollment 7
Monterey Peninsula Usd Comm Day Middle
200 Coe Ave.
ZIP: 93955
Middle
Total Enrollment 6
Ord Terrace Elementary
1755 La Salle Ave.
ZIP: 93955
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Seaside High
2200 Noche Buena St.
ZIP: 93955
High
Total Enrollment 1119
Seaside Middle
999 Coe Ave.
ZIP: 93955
Middle
Total Enrollment 753

Seaside Private Schools

Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Rd
ZIP: 93955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Monterey Bay Christian School
1184 Hilby Ave
ZIP: 93955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
Peninsula Adventist School
1025 Mescal St
ZIP: 93955
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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