Pine Canyon, California

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Pine Canyon
census-designated place
Pine Canyon is located in California
Pine Canyon
Pine Canyon
Position in California.
Coordinates: 36°10′19″N 121°08′35″W / 36.17194°N 121.14306°W / 36.17194; -121.14306Coordinates: 36°10′19″N 121°08′35″W / 36.17194°N 121.14306°W / 36.17194; -121.14306
Country  United States
State  California
County Monterey
 • Total 3.337 sq mi (8.642 km2)
 • Land 3.336 sq mi (8.639 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.002 km2)  0.03%
Elevation[2] 515 ft (157 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,822
 • Density 550/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583113
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Canyon, California

Pine Canyon is a census-designated place in Monterey County, California, just south of King City. Pine Canyon sits at an elevation of 515 feet (157 m). The 2010 United States census reported Pine Canyon's population was 1,822.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), 99.97% of it land, and 0.03% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Pine Canyon had a population of 1,822. The population density was 546.1 people per square mile (210.8/km²). The racial makeup of Pine Canyon was 1,173 (64.4%) White, 29 (1.6%) African American, 15 (0.8%) Native American, 18 (1.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 490 (26.9%) from other races, and 97 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 984 persons (54.0%).

The Census reported that 1,816 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0.3%) were institutionalized.

There were 554 households, out of which 258 (46.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 347 (62.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 74 (13.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 42 (7.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 31 (5.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 76 households (13.7%) were made up of individuals and 29 (5.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28. There were 463 families (83.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.58.

The population was spread out with 555 people (30.5%) under the age of 18, 146 people (8.0%) aged 18 to 24, 471 people (25.9%) aged 25 to 44, 469 people (25.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 181 people (9.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.4 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

There were 587 housing units at an average density of 175.9 per square mile (67.9/km²), of which 449 (81.0%) were owner-occupied, and 105 (19.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 1.9%. 1,414 people (77.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 402 people (22.1%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Canyon, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.