This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Pacific Grove has a low population density. Pacific Grove is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Pacific Grove, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Pacific Grove has a population density of 5,153, with 14,814 current residents.
Out of the 14,814 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 73% Sun
- 20% Rain
- 0% Snow
56°F average temperature
- 52 years Median home age
- $547,770 Median home price
- -10.05% Home appreciation rate
- 6.03% Annual property tax
As for living in Pacific Grove, the air quality is 97% and the weather, on average, is 73% sunny, 20% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Pacific Grove, you should know that 43.8% of homes are owned while 45.4% of homes are rented, and 10.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $547,770, the median age of homes is 52 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.05% and the annual property tax is 6.03%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Pacific Grove, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Pacific Grove’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Pacific Grove is 48 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 68.15% Democratic, 29.89% Republican, and 1.95% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
92%High school diploma
9%Some college or associates degree
18%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Pacific Grove, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.60% of residents are unemployed in Pacific Grove (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Pacific Grove residents: 15.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 32.69% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.1% are in the customer service field, 24.9% are in the sales field, 0.56% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.08%, 9.42% of residents have an associate’s degree, 25.49% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 18.37% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Pacific Grove, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Pacific Grove have a few different options. 75% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 7% of residents work from home.