City Demographics


The City of Seaside is a California coastal community that borders the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Formerly the home of the US Army Base Fort Ord, and neighbor to the Cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, the City of Seaside is rich in culture, natural resources and opportunities.


Seaside is a family community that prides itself on diversity and cultural richness. At just over 9 square miles and the largest population on the Monterey Peninsula of 32,366 residents, there is much to do in our city and around the Monterey Peninsula including hiking, biking, a variety of musical and artistic events, whale watching and more. With the redevelopment of Former Fort Ord lands, Seaside is transforming into the world class destination that locals have already discovered. 

Cultural Demographic

32.1% White alone, not Hispanic or Latino
43.0% Hispanic or Latino
 9.9% Asian
 7.3% African American
 2.7% Pacific Islander
 0.4% Native American
*Total Number is more than 100% because some identify as more than one race


High School Graduate or Higher: 80.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 23.3%

Post Graduate Education:

Seaside is home to California State University Monterey Bay and the Monterey College of Law, both of which are located on the Former Fort Ord. 

K- 8 Education:

Seaside Schools are part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, and home  of the Districts 18 schools. There are also charter and private schools in Seaside, such as the International School of Monterey and Monterey Bay Christian School.

Additional Data

Demographic and housing data are available from a wide variety of sources: the U.S. Census BureauCalifornia Department of Finance, and Monterey County Tax Assessor’s Office.