Sand City, California

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City of Sand City
City
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°37′02″N 121°50′54″W / 36.61722°N 121.84833°W / 36.61722; -121.84833Coordinates: 36°37′02″N 121°50′54″W / 36.61722°N 121.84833°W / 36.61722; -121.84833
Country  United States
State  California
County Monterey
Government
 • Mayor David K. Pendergrass
 • Senate Abel Maldonado (R)
 • Assembly Bill Monning (D)
 • U. S. Congress Sam Farr (D)
Area[1]
 • Total 2.924 sq mi (7.575 km2)
 • Land 0.562 sq mi (1.457 km2)
 • Water 2.362 sq mi (6.119 km2)  80.77%
Elevation[2] 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 334
 • Density 110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93955
Area code(s) 831
FIPS code 06-65112
GNIS feature ID 1652820

Sand City is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, located on the shores of Monterey Bay, and surrounded on most sides by the larger city of Seaside. Sand City is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Monterey,[3] at an elevation of 72 feet (22 m).[2] The population was 334 at the 2010 census, up from 261 at the 2000 census. The city is predominantly a business community, and has a number of larger retail stores. The West End area of Sand City, once an industrial area, hosts a growing artists' colony. Every August, the artists of Sand City and neighboring areas hold a street fair called the "West End Celebration".[4]

Geography[edit]

Sand City is located at 36°37′02″N 121°50′54″W / 36.61722°N 121.84833°W / 36.61722; -121.84833.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it (80.77%) is water.

History[edit]

Sand City incorporated in 1960.[3] The Sand City post office opened in 1961,[3] but has now been combined with the Seaside Post Office and shares Seaside's zip code (93955) as well. The city is mostly industrial.[3]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Sand City had a population of 334. The population density was 114.2 people per square mile (44.1/km²). The racial makeup of Sand City was 223 (66.8%) White, 13 (3.9%) African American, 3 (0.9%) Native American, 16 (4.8%) Asian, 1 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 61 (18.3%) from other races, and 17 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 123 persons (36.8%).

The Census reported that 291 people (87.1% of the population) lived in households, 43 (12.9%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 128 households, out of which 37 (28.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 43 (33.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 12 (9.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 4 (3.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 16 (12.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 42 households (32.8%) were made up of individuals and 3 (2.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27. There were 59 families (46.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.98.

The population was spread out with 59 people (17.7%) under the age of 18, 33 people (9.9%) aged 18 to 24, 147 people (44.0%) aged 25 to 44, 86 people (25.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 9 people (2.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.1 years. For every 100 females there were 124.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.1 males.

There were 145 housing units at an average density of 49.6 per square mile (19.1/km²), of which 18 (14.1%) were owner-occupied, and 110 (85.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 10.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.4%. 45 people (13.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 246 people (73.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 261 people, 80 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 463.5 people per square mile (180.0/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 154.5 per square mile (60.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.26% White, 4.98% African American, 3.07% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 14.56% from other races, and 4.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.59% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.8% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 151.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 154.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,455. About 17.9% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 50.0% of those sixty five or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sand City, California
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 950. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau: The West End
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Sand City city". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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