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King City
Monterey County, California


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of King City is approximately 11,094 (2005), 12874 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,822 (2000), 3008 (2010).
The amount of land area in King City is 7.239 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in King City is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.142 sq kilometers.
The distance from King City to Washington DC is 2509 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
King City is positioned 36.21 degrees north of the equator and 121.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
King City elevation is 330 feet above sea level.
King City median income is $ 34,398 (2000).
The King City median home price is $ 240,500 (2006).
King City average annual rainfall is 11.27 inches per year
King City average annual humidity is 47
King City average temperature is 59 degrees, ranging from 43 to 74 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 49.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 57.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 62 degrees F.


south and east of Monterey between Hwy 101 and Interstate 5, in the general Salinas area. Other nearby communities include San Lucas, Greenfield, San Ardo, Soledad, Gonzales, Bradley, Chualar and Lake Nacimiento. King City is about 50 miles north of Paso Robles and about 105 miles south of San Jose.

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moderate. Most rainfall occurs here during the winter with only very small amounts falling between April and October. Winter lows average about 35 and summer average high is around 85 degrees. The area is quite windy during the summer months.
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History & History Related Items

Originally a Spanish land Grant, 13,000 acres were acquired in 1884 by Charles King. He began a ranch north of what would become the city. He began by growing wheat. He was discouraged by everyone from the growing of the wheat to the transporting of it once harvested. But his crops were bounteous and others chimed in with an interest to grow wheat. The Southern Pacific Railroad pushed its lines far enough to transport the wheat on 20 July 1886. A few buildings were put up and the community began. John Steinbeck’s father, J.E. Steinbeck, was the first agent in town for the railroad. It wasn’t long before a flour mill was opened and other related businesses came into town. King City was incorporated in 1911. Irrigation brought more water to the area and good planning helped to stabilize the Salinas River into a year-round waterway. King City, known in the early days by its critics as Hog Town, had become a thriving community with good business and agriculture.

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The founding of King City


The incorporation of King City



The Salinas Valley Fair
held each year during May in King City.
Phone: 831-385-3243

Monterey County Aricultural and Rural Life Museum
located in San Lorenzo County Park
1160 Broadway
King City, CA 93930
Phone: (831) 385-8020
The King City Depot is also in the park. It has been fully restored and is used by the public at the park.

Mesa Del Rey Airport
One mile NE of King City
Elevation: 370 feet
Asphalt runway - 4485 x 100 ft.
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King City City Government

King City
212 S Vanderhurst Ave
King City, CA 93930
Phone: 831-385-3281

King City Chamber

King City Chamber Of Commerce
200 Broadway, Suite 40
King City, CA 93930
Phone: 831-385-3814

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

King City Organizations

King City Chamber Of Commerce
200 Broadway, Suite 40
King City, CA 93930
Phone: 831-385-3814

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

King City Libraries

City Of King City Library
402 Broadway St
King City, CA 93930-3101
Phone: 408-385-3677

King City Schools

King City Public Schools
800 Broadway
King City, CA 93930
High School District Phone: 831-385-0606
Elementary School District Phone: 831-385-1144 Fax: 831-385-0695

Hartnell College South County
117 N. Second Street
King City, CA 93930
Main campus phone: 831-755-6700 King City


The population of King City was:
1990 - 7,634
1992 - 8,325
1995 - 9,450
1997 - 9,975
1998 - 10,500
2000 - 11,094
2004 - 11,162
2005 - 11,004

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