Pacific Grove, California

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City of Pacific Grove
City
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°37′04″N 121°55′00″W / 36.61778°N 121.9166667°W / 36.61778; -121.9166667Coordinates: 36°37′04″N 121°55′00″W / 36.61778°N 121.9166667°W / 36.61778; -121.9166667
Country  United States
State Flag of California.svg California
County Monterey
Government
 • Mayor vacant
 • Senate Abel Maldonado (R)
 • Assembly Bill Monning (D)
 • U. S. Congress Sam Farr (D)
Area
 • Total 10.3 km2 (4 sq mi)
 • Land 7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
 • Water 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 15,522
 • Density 1,507/km2 (3,880.5/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93950
Area code(s) 831
FIPS code 06-54848
GNIS feature ID 1652821

Pacific Grove is a coastal town in Monterey County, California, US. The total population was 15,522 in the 2000 census. Pacific Grove is located between Point Pinos and Monterey.[2] Its elevation is 151 feet (46 m).[1]

Pacific Grove is known for its Victorian homes, Asilomar State Beach, its artistic legacy and the annual migration of the Monarch butterflies. The city has more Victorian houses per person than anywhere else in United States. Some of them have been turned into bed and breakfast inns.

Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously working lighthouse on the West Coast, is in Pacific Grove.

John Denver died near Pacific Grove.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pacific Grove, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 932. ISBN 9781884995149.