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Sand City
Monterey County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Sand City is approximately 307 (2004), 334 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 87 (2000), 128 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sand City is 5.48 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sand City is 0.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 16.318 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sand City to Washington DC is 2547 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sand City is positioned 36.64 degrees north of the equator and 121.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sand City elevation is 4-400 feet above sea level.
Sand City median income is $ 34,375 (2000).
The Sand City median home price is $ 275,000 (2000).
Sand City average annual rainfall is 18.7 inches per year


on the Monterey Peninsula about 3 miles north of Monterey and about 1.1 miles west of Seaside. It is about 125 miles south of San Francisco. Other nearby communities include Del Rey Oaks, Pacific Grove, Marina, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Monte Forest and Castroville.
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moderate with plenty of sunshine. In the summer is it rarely abouve 80 degrees and in winter, temperatures almost always remain above 40 degrees. Local ocean water temperatures remain cold, mostly in the 50's. Most rainfall comes in the fall and winter seasons.
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History & History Related Items

The city was supposedly named Sand City because of the sand mining business here when it was incorporated. Also the strong winds off the bay blow much sand Sand City was aptly named because sand mining business located in the city when it became an incorperated city in 1960. Sand City is said to have a population of 10,000 (workers) during the day and a population of 205 at night. This small town located to the north of Monterey and on the ocean side of the City of Seaside. Sand City is a hard working city with numerous businesses including two outdoor malls.
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The incorporation of Sand City

31 May 1960


Sand City has 1.5 miles of ocean frontage in the city. Highway 1 runs through the city. Sand City, though small in population, employs several thousand people as the shopping center of the area. Regional shopping centers as well as unique boutiques and craft shops are located here. Visitors are welcome to the many attractions in the area.

Toro County Park
This park has 4,882 acres with 12 miles of trails. Besides beautiful view of the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay, the park offers camping, picnic areas, playground, ballfields and more.

Learn more about Sand City at this informative site.
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Sand City City Government

Sand City
One Sylvan Park
Sand City, CA 93955
Phone: 831-394-3054

Sand City Chamber

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
243 El Dorado Street, Suite 200
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-648-5360

Sand City Organizations

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
243 El Dorado Street, Suite 200
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-648-5360
Sand City


The population of Sand City was:
1990 - 192
1991 - 190
1992 - 190
1993 - 190
1994 - 200
1995 - 190
1996 - 190
1997 - 190
1998 - 190
2000 - 261
2004 - 307 (estimate)

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