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Atascadero, California - Basic Facts

The City of Atascadero had a population of 29,983 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Atascadero is located at latitude 35.4861 and longitude -120.6897 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atascadero (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Atascadero (GNIS ID: 2409745) 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 Atascadero is located within Atascadero CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atascadero 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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Atascadero, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,983
Population in Households 28,678
Population in Familes 23,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,305
Population Density1 1,166
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 11,254
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,736
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,964 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,289 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 888 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $445,458
Average Home Value $492,217


Median Household Income $65,975
Average Household Income $83,807
Per Capita Income $32,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.9%
Households 0.76% 0.85%
Families 0.7% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Atascadero, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atascadero 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 # 265 83rd
Population Density1 # 741 51st
Diversity Index2 # 998 34th
Median Household Income # 497 67th
Per Capita Income # 521 66th

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