In 2000, the population reached 11,094 people with an annual growth rate of 6.1%. As the primary language spoken at home, approximately 57% of the population speaks Spanish and 40% speaks English. The median age is estimated to be 25.3 years of age.
Retail sales revenue in 1997 totaled $61.602 million increasing 7.70% from $57,942 million in 1996. In addition, approximately $200,095 was generated in Transient Occupancy Tax (T.O.T.) revenues in 1997, a 3.2% increase from $193,852 in 1997. Largely due to seasonal demand for jobs in the agriculture industry, the unemployment rate fluctuates and can range from 12% to 20%. Agriculture, Retail Trade, Manufacturing and Services are major industries that contribute significantly to the city's economic base.
Population By Age 2000
In 1997, the total number of families in King City was estimated at 2,339 with 81.5% married couple families and 18.50% single parent families. Of the married couple families, 67.8% had children under the age of 18 and 13.69% had children over the age of 18. Of the single parent families, 11.5% had children over the age of 18 and 7.0% had children under the age of 18.
In 1997, King City's population was estimated to be 53% male and 47% female. The most densely populated age group was under 18 years of age at 35.4% followed by the 50 -69 years age group with 11.8% , the 18 - 24 years of age group at 11.4%, the 30 - 34 years of age group with 9.8% and the 40 - 49 years of age group at 9.5%
The ethnic background of King City's population in 1998 was estimated to be 47.8% white and 49.6% designated as representing other backgrounds. In addition, it was estimated that 66.6% of the population represents and ethnic background of Hispanic origin and incomes over $25,000.
Annual household and family income levels in King City were estimated to be the largest in the $12,500 to $24,999 category with over 55% of households and 57% of families reporting annual incomes over $25,000.
In 1998, King City was one of the fastest growing cities in Monterey County with growth rate of 6.1% . This resulted in a net growth of 600 additional people residing in the city from 1997 to 1998.
King City's population is expected to continue to grow with projections indicating steady increases. By the year 2002, it is projected the population will have grown to 12,191 people.
|Monterey County Population COUNTY/CITY|
|Del Rey Oaks||1,650||1,650||1,658||1,658||1,658||1,642|
|Balance of County||101,414||102,696||104,618||105,387||105,926||105,970|