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Cambria, California - Basic Facts

The Cambria Census Designated Place had a population of 6,337 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 6,337
Daytime Population: Workers 2,062
Daytime Population: Residents 3,930
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,992
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 6,336
Population in Familes 4,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 745
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $68,886
Average Household Income $101,169
Per Capita Income $46,156


Total Housing Units 4,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,031 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,369 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $786,116
Average Home Value $825,025


Total Households 2,889
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,836
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 0.68% 0.87%
Households 0.62% 0.82%
Families 0.6% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 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 # 596 61st
Population Density # 846 44th
Diversity Index # 928 39th
Median Household Income # 494 67th
Per Capita Income # 276 82nd

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