According to the 2010 United States Census, the Monterey Peninsula had 53,808 residents split up across the three main cities of the area. The racial build-up of the Peninsula was as follows: 84.8% white residents, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino residents, 6% Asian or Pacific Islander residents, and 1.8% of the residents identified as black.


Monterey Peninsula is considered more affluent than the country’s national average. 60% or more of the annual household income in the region were six figure or higher. 19.8% of households in the Peninsula had incomes of $25,000 or less, whereas 27.2% had incomes between $25,000 and $50,000. 21.1% of households had incomes between $50,000 and $75,000, and 11.9% had incomes between $75,000 and $100,000.


19.8% of Monterey Peninsula households bring home an annual income of $100,000 or more.