Population 2010

415,057

Population 2020

439,035

Registered Voters

168,245

Republicans

40,721

Democrat

87,040

Minor Party

6,553

No Party

33,931

Municipalities

Salinas 155,889
Seaside 34,120
Monterey 28,472
Soledad 25,616
Marina 20,816
Prunedale 19,628
Greenfield 16,994
Pacific Grove 15,546
King City 13,532
Gonzales 8,401
Castroville 6,978
Del Monte Forest 4,819
Carmel Valley Village 4,282
Carmel-by-the-Sea 3,852
Pajaro 3,524
Las Lomas 3,047
Aromas 2,508
Pine Canyon 1,799
Del Rey Oaks 1,683
Boronda 1,381
Chualar 1,238
Elkhorn 1,091
San Ardo 821
Spreckels 745
Lockwood 443
San Lucas 362
Sand City 301
Bradley 134
Moss Landing 118

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

District 1, Vice Chair Luis Alejo
District 2 John M. Phillips
District 3 Chris Lopez
District 4 Wendy Root Askew
District 5, Chair Mary L. Adams

School Board

Board Member, Trustee Area 1 Annette Yee Steck
Board Member, Trustee Area 2 John McPherson
Board President, Trustee Area 3 Judy Pennycook
Board Member, Trustee Area 4 Janet Wohlgemuth
Board Member, Trustee Area 5 Ronald Panziera
Board Member, Trustee Area 6 Mary Claypool
County/District Level, Trustee Area 7 Lupe Sanchez

Brief Political History

For most of the 20th century, Monterey County was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections. From 1900 until 1992, the only Democrats to carry the county were Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Since 1992, the county has become a Democratic stronghold in Presidential and congressional elections, with George H. W. Bush in 1988 being the last Republican to win Monterey County.

According to the California Secretary of State, as of April 2008, Monterey County has 147,066 registered voters.Of those voters, 72,550 (49.3%) are registered Democratic, 42,744 (29.1%) are registered Republican, 5,488 (3.7%) are registered with other political parties, and 26,284 (17.9%) declined to state a political party. Except for Sand City, all of the other cities, towns, and the unincorporated area of Monterey County have more individuals registered with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. In Sand City, the Republicans have the advantage by 1 voter.

In August 2018, it adopted a flag designed by a Nob Hill resident.

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