San Ardo, California

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San Ardo (formerly, San Bernardo) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States.[1] San Ardo is located 18 miles (29 km) southeast of King City,[2] at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m).[1] The population was 501 at the 2000 census.



San Ardo is near the point where the broad Salinas Valley ends at its southern terminus and pinches out within the converging portions of the California Coast Ranges, including the Santa Lucia Mountains on the west and the Cholame Hills and the Diablo Range on the east.

San Ardo is located at 36°01′14″N 120°54′19″W / 36.02056°N 120.90528°W / 36.02056; -120.90528.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


The owner of the San Bernardo land grant, M.J. Brandenstein, laid out the town when the railroad reached his land in 1887.[2] The San Bernardo post office opened in 1886, and changed its name to San Ardo in 1887.[2]


The huge San Ardo Oil Field is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of town. Much of the local economy is based on agriculture (including farming and ranching), and servicing the oil field.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 501 people, 157 households, and 110 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,114.6 people per square mile (429.9/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 371.5/sq mi (143.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.90% White, 0.40% African American, 2.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 46.91% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65.67% of the population.

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