Avila Beach, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Avila Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Avila Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 1,731 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avila Beach: Avila.

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Avila Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,731
Population in Households 1,730
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 288
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $90,217
Average Household Income $142,851
Per Capita Income $71,759


Total Housing Units 1,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 295 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $802,390
Average Home Value $962,056


Total Households 886
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.75% 0.84%
Households 0.62% 0.78%
Families 0.75% 0.79%
Median Household Income   6.49%
Per Capita Income   5.1%

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, 2018 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 # 914 40th
Population Density # 1061 30th
Diversity Index # 1429 6th
Median Household Income # 288 81st
Per Capita Income # 85 94th

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