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Arroyo Grande, California - Basic Facts

The City of Arroyo Grande had a population of 17,940 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Arroyo Grande is located at latitude 35.1243 and longitude -120.5849 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arroyo Grande (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Arroyo Grande (GNIS ID: 2409734) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Arroyo Grande is located within Arroyo Grande CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arroyo Grande population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Arroyo Grande, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,940
Population in Households 17,779
Population in Familes 14,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density1 3,076
Diversity Index2 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,286
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 4,794
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,726 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,560 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 616 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $552,338
Average Home Value $566,920
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,232
Average Household Income $85,451
Per Capita Income $35,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.76%
Households 0.44% 0.69%
Families 0.42% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Arroyo Grande, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arroyo Grande to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 366 76th
Population Density1 # 438 71st
Diversity Index2 # 976 36th
Median Household Income # 549 64th
Per Capita Income # 438 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.