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Overview

Introduction to Soledad, California

Soledad, California, in Monterey county, is 25 miles SE of Salinas, California and 70 miles SE of San Jose, California. The city is part of the Salinas metropolitan statistical area. 

Soledad History

Soledad was founded by Fermín Lasuén as a Spanish mission on October 9, 1791. In 1874, the present day community of Soledad began taking root. The land was then owned by the Munras family, who sold it in 1886. The Southern Pacific Railroad laid rails in this area in the late 1880s. This general law city was incorporated in 1921.

Soledad and Nearby Attractions

  • Vosti Park.
  • San Antonio Lake.
  • Salinas Valley State Prison.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Arroyo Seco Wilderness Area.
  • Monterey Peninsula Beaches.

Things To Do In Soledad

Soledad is known as the "World's Salad Bowl" and is surrounded by the beautiful Gabilan Mountains. There are several wine vineyards, as well as lettuce, asparagus and broccoli fields in the town. Recreational facilities include hiking, camping, boating and other sports activities. You can also find a number of shopping areas within the city.

Soledad Transportation

The Monterey Peninsula Airport is nearby.

Soledad Higher Education

The nearby college is Hartnell College.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,616
Male Share of the Population67.7%
Female Share of the Population32.3%
Senior Citizens6.3%
Employed Population 16+6,061
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married33.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,814
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,053
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone11.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,168
Median House Value$251,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)80.8%
German3.2%
Irish3%
English2.4%
Portuguese2%
Arab1.8%
African1.8%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Soledad Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monterey County
Standard Zip Codes93960
Phone Area Codes831
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude36.39
Approximate Longitude-121.3

Soledad Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPINNACLES NATL MONUMENT
Distance8.9 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
Distance22.7 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
StationHOLLISTER 2
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp52 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gonzales8,401$50,884
Greenfield16,994$43,967
King City13,532$38,133

Soledad Public Schools

Chalone High
690 Main St.
ZIP: 93960
Frank Ledesma Elementary
973 Vista De Soledad
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Gabilan Elementary
330 N. Walker Dr.
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Jack Franscioni Elementary
779 Orchard Ln.
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Main Street Middle
441 Main St.
ZIP: 93960
Middle
Total Enrollment 761
Mission Elementary
36825 Foothill Rd.
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
Pinnacles High
690 Main St.
ZIP: 93960
High
Total Enrollment 38
Rose Ferrero Elementary
400 Entrada Dr.
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
San Vicente Elementary
1300 Metz Rd.
ZIP: 93960
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Soledad High
425 Gabilan Dr.
ZIP: 93960
High
Total Enrollment 1428
Soledad Preschool Center
1261 Metz Rd.
ZIP: 93960
Soledad Transition Center
310 Main St.
ZIP: 93960
Other

Soledad Private Schools

Liberty Christian
274 Kidder St
ZIP: 93960
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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