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Atascadero, California - Basic Facts

The City of Atascadero had a population of 30,458 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Atascadero, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,458
Daytime Population: Workers 9,041
Daytime Population: Residents 17,018
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,059
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 29,219
Population in Familes 23,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,239
Population Density2 1,185
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $68,513
Average Household Income $88,738
Per Capita Income $34,946


Total Housing Units 12,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,159 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,413 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 776 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $465,016
Average Home Value $521,091


Total Households 11,573
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,949
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 1.04%
Households 1.04% 1.03%
Families 0.98% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 Density # 736 52nd
Diversity Index # 1012 33rd
Median Household Income # 499 67th
Per Capita Income # 513 66th

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