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Morro Bay, California - Basic Facts

The City of Morro Bay had a population of 10,649 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Morro Bay is located at latitude 35.3673 and longitude -120.8692 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morro Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.3 sq. miles and a water area of 5.02 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Morro Bay (GNIS ID: 2411169) 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 Morro Bay is located within North Coast CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay: El Morro Bay, Mono Bay, Moro Bay, Morro, Morro Beach.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 10,649
Daytime Population: Workers 4,321
Daytime Population: Residents 5,863
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 10,506
Population in Familes 7,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 2,008
Diversity Index3 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,783
Average Household Income $76,216
Per Capita Income $36,441

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,602 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,411 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,503 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $598,709
Average Home Value $632,347
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,013
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 2,676
Average Family Size 3

NOTES

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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.68%
Households 0.47% 0.66%
Families 0.43% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Morro Bay, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morro Bay 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 # 481 68th
Population Density1 # 601 60th
Diversity Index2 # 1031 32nd
Median Household Income # 802 47th
Per Capita Income # 457 70th

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