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Cambria, California - Basic Facts

The Cambria Census Designated Place had a population of 6,285 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cambria is located at latitude 35.5525 and longitude -121.0845 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Cambria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.51 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 43 feet.

The Cambria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407941) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Cambria Census Designated Place is located within North Coast CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cambria: Rosaville, San Simeon, Santa Rosa, Slabtown.

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


Total Population 6,285
Population in Households 6,284
Population in Familes 4,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 739
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,836
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,992 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 844 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,401 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $731,250
Average Home Value $773,871


Median Household Income $66,345
Average Household Income $98,098
Per Capita Income $44,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.81%
Households 0.42% 0.71%
Families 0.41% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Cambria, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cambria 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 # 594 61st
Population Density1 # 845 44th
Diversity Index2 # 920 39th
Median Household Income # 492 68th
Per Capita Income # 257 83rd

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