Pacific Grove, California

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City of Pacific Grove
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove
Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°37′04″N 121°55′00″W / 36.61778°N 121.91667°W / 36.61778; -121.91667Coordinates: 36°37′04″N 121°55′00″W / 36.61778°N 121.91667°W / 36.61778; -121.91667
Country United States
StateFlag of California.svg California
CountyMonterey
Government
 • Mayorvacant
 • SenateAbel Maldonado (R)
 • AssemblyBill Monning (D)
 • U. S. CongressSam Farr (D)
Area
 • Total10.3 km2 (4 sq mi)
 • Land7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
 • Water2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Elevation46 m (151 ft)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total15,522
 • Density1,507/km2 (3,880.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
93950
Area code(s)831
FIPS code06-54848
GNIS feature ID1652821
Websitewww.ci.pg.ca.us

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.