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Cayucos, California - Basic Facts

The Cayucos Census Designated Place had a population of 2,591 as of July 1, 2017. Cayucos 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 Cayucos is located at latitude 35.4378 and longitude -120.8856 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Cayucos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Cayucos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407994) 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 Cayucos Census Designated Place is located within North Coast CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cayucos 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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Cayucos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,591
Daytime Population: Workers 611
Daytime Population: Residents 1,559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 2,591
Population in Familes 1,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 836
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $62,826
Average Household Income $95,961
Per Capita Income $48,444


Total Housing Units 2,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,087 (45.4%)
Median Home Value $848,776
Average Home Value $876,585


Total Households 1,308
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 723
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 -0.01% 0.3%
Households -0.06% 0.27%
Families -0.1% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Cayucos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cayucos 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 # 823 46th
Population Density # 810 47th
Diversity Index # 1367 10th
Median Household Income # 599 61st
Per Capita Income # 234 85th

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