Data & Demographics

The Decennial Census is the once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas as required by the U.S. Constitution. The results of the decennial census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts and to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds each year. The U.S. Census Bureau administers the decennial census and various interim surveys during non-census years.

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Listed below are the data and demographic information for the City of Soledad, California from the Population and Housing Narrative Profile: 2005-2009. The source of this information is the 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing annual survey that shows what the U.S. population looks like and how it lives. The ACS helps communities decide where to target services and resources.

Population and Housing Narrative Profile: 2005-2009
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • Social:  Education, Marital Status, Relationships, Fertility, Grandparents…
  • Economic: Income, Employment, Occupation, Commuting to Work…
  • Housing: Occupancy and Structure, Housing Value and Costs, Utilities…
  • Demographic: Sex and Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, Housing Units…
  • Narrative: Text profile with graphs for easy analysis…

Selected Housing Characteristics

Selected Economic Characteristics (more information)