SD 17 is based on nesting AD 29 and AD 35 and contains Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo Counties in their entirety, as well as portions of Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. The cities include Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Gilroy, San Luis Obispo, Morgan Hill, Seaside, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Monterey, and several more smaller cities. A small portion of San Jose was included in this district to achieve population equality. The district is one of two Senate districts containing part of Monterey County and was drawn in part to comply with Voting Rights Act Section 5 requirements. The district links the western portion of Monterey County with areas to the south in a primarily coastal district. Strongly shared interests within the district include regional agricultural economies, coastal and open space preservation, and environmental protection. The Monterey Bay coastline is fully contained within the district. Additionally the southern portion of the district includes a major portion of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which extends to Cambria in San Luis Obispo County. Similar to the adjacent Section 5 district, it was not able to be fully nested due to the need to meet the Voting Rights Act requirements.


2010 CENSUS POPULATIONTotal Population931,341100.00%Hispanic288,24630.95%NH White526,15856.49%NH Black18,3611.97%NH American Indian and Alaska Native3,7240.40%NH Asian64,4386.92%NH Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,6520.28%NH Some Other Race2,1280.23%NH 2+ Races25,6342.75%


2010 CENSUS VOTING AGE POPULATIONTotal Voting Age Population724,67877.81%Hispanic190,44526.28%NH White444,08361.28%NH Black15,1422.09%NH American Indian and Alaska Native3,0890.43%NH Asian52,3907.23%NH Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0760.29%NH Some Other Race1,6260.22%NH 2+ Races15,8272.18%


2010 CENSUS OCCUPANCY STATUS (HOUSING)Housing Units367,902100.00%Occupied329,79989.64%Vacant38,10310.36%


COUNTIES IN DISTRICTMonterey190,27245.84%San Luis Obispo269,637100.00%Santa Clara209,05011.73%Santa Cruz262,382100.00%


PLACES IN DISTRICTMONTEREY: Aromas(U)1,358100.00%MONTEREY: Bradley(U)93100.00%MONTEREY: Carmel-by-the-Sea(C)3,722100.00%MONTEREY: Carmel Valley Village(U)4,407100.00%MONTEREY: Castroville(U)6,481100.00%MONTEREY: Del Monte Forest(U)4,514100.00%MONTEREY: Del Rey Oaks(C)1,624100.00%MONTEREY: Elkhorn(U)1,565100.00%MONTEREY: Las Lomas(U)3,024100.00%MONTEREY: Lockwood(U)379100.00%MONTEREY: Marina(C)19,718100.00%MONTEREY: Monterey(C)27,810100.00%MONTEREY: Moss Landing(U)204100.00%MONTEREY: Pacific Grove(C)15,041100.00%MONTEREY: Pajaro(U)3,070100.00%MONTEREY: Pine Canyon(U)1,822100.00%MONTEREY: Prunedale(U)17,560100.00%MONTEREY: San Ardo(U)517100.00%MONTEREY: Sand City(C)334100.00%MONTEREY: Seaside(C)33,025100.00%MONTEREY: Remainder of Monterey(R)44,00485.65%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Arroyo Grande(C)17,252100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Atascadero(C)28,310100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Avilla Beach(U)1,627100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Blacklake(U)930100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Callender(U)1,262100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Cambria(U)6,032100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Cayucos(U)2,592100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Creston(U)94100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Edna(U)193100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)(C)29,793100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Garden Farms(U)386100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Grover Beach(C)13,156100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Lake Nacimiento(U)2,411100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Los Berros(U)641100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Los Osos(U)14,276100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Los Ranchos(U)1,477100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Morro Bay(C)10,234100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nipomo(U)16,714100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oak Shores(U)337100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oceano(U)7,286100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Pismo Beach(C)7,655100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Luis Obispo(C)45,119100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Miguel(U)2,336100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Simeon(U)462100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Santa Margarita(U)1,259100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Shandon(U)1,295100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Templeton(U)7,674100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Whitley Gardens(U)285100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Woodlands(U)576100.00%SAN LUIS OBISPO: Remainder of San Luis Obispo(R)47,973100.00%SANTA CLARA: Gilroy(C)48,821100.00%SANTA CLARA: Morgan Hill(C)37,882100.00%SANTA CLARA: San Jose(C)99,42210.51%SANTA CLARA: San Martin(U)7,027100.00%SANTA CLARA: Remainder of Santa Clara(R)15,89852.13%SANTA CRUZ: Amesti(U)3,478100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Aptos(U)6,220100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley(U)2,381100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Ben Lomond(U)6,234100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Bonny Doon(U)2,678100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Boulder Creek(U)4,923100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Brookdale(U)1,991100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Capitola(C)9,918100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Corralitos(U)2,326100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Davenport(U)408100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Day Valley(U)3,409100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Felton(U)4,057100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Freedom(U)3,070100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Interlaken(U)7,321100.00%SANTA CRUZ: La Selva Beach(U)2,843100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Live Oak(U)17,158100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Lompico(U)1,137100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Mount Hermon(U)1,037100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Pleasure Point(U)5,846100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Pajaro Dunes(U)144100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Paradise Park(U)389100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Pasatiempo(U)1,041100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Rio del Mar(U)9,216100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz(C)59,946100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Scotts Valley(C)11,580100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Seacliff(U)3,267100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Soquel(U)9,644100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Twin Lakes(U)4,917100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Watsonville(C)51,199100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Zayante(U)705100.00%SANTA CRUZ: Remainder of Santa Cruz(R)23,899100.00%