Pismo Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Pismo Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pismo Beach had a population of 8,235 as of July 1, 2016. Pismo 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 Pismo Beach is located at latitude 35.1531 and longitude -120.6746 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pismo Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.6 sq. miles and a water area of 9.88 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of Pismo Beach (GNIS ID: 2411429) 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 Pismo Beach is located within Arroyo Grande CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pismo Beach 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 Pismo Beach: El Pizmo, Pismo.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 8,235
Population in Households 8,225
Population in Familes 5,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,288
Diversity Index2 35
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,079
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 2,202
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,403 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,676 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,912 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $734,261
Average Home Value $764,320
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,411
Average Household Income $87,085
Per Capita Income $43,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.18% 1.12%
Households 1.0% 1.07%
Families 0.92% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Pismo Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pismo Beach 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 # 529 65th
Population Density1 # 562 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 1292 15th
Median Household Income # 545 64th
Per Capita Income # 281 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.