Seaside, California

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Seaside (formerly, East Monterey) is a city in Monterey County, California, USA, with a total population of 33,797 as of the 2008 census. Seaside is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) east-northeast of Monterey,[2] at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m).[1] Seaside is the home of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Monterey College of Law, both located on the site of the former military base Fort Ord. It is also the home of the Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses, once also part of the Fort Ord military base and now open to the public and host to PGA Tour events.[3]



Seaside is located at 36°36′40″N 121°50′41″W / 36.61111°N 121.84472°W / 36.61111; -121.84472.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.2 km²), of which, 8.8 square miles (22.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.45%) is water.


Seaside (then called East Monterey) was laid out in 1888 by Dr. J.L.D. Roberts.[2] The Seaside post office opened in 1891.[2] Seaside incorporated in 1954.[2]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 31,696 people, 9,833 households, and 7,394 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,591.3 people per square mile (1,385.9/km²). There were 11,005 housing units at an average density of 1,246.9/sq mi (481.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.21% White, 12.61% African American, 1.04% Native American, 10.09% Asian, 1.29% Pacific Islander, 18.41% from other races, and 7.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.48% of the population.

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