Avila Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Avila Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Avila Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 1,719 as of July 1, 2017. Avila Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avila Beach is located at latitude 35.1993 and longitude -120.7208 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Avila Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Avila Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582937) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avila Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avila Beach: Avila.

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


Total Population 1,719
Population in Households 1,718
Population in Familes 1,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 286
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 549 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $699,387
Average Home Value $750,958


Median Household Income $79,484
Average Household Income $127,304
Per Capita Income $64,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.89%
Households 0.72% 0.89%
Families 0.86% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Avila Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avila Beach 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 # 913 40th
Population Density1 # 1056 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1429 6th
Median Household Income # 364 76th
Per Capita Income # 104 93rd

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