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Cambria, California - Basic Facts

The Cambria Census Designated Place had a population of 6,247 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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


Total Population 6,247
Population in Households 6,246
Population in Familes 4,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 734
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $68,648
Average Household Income $104,340
Per Capita Income $47,185


Total Housing Units 4,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,102 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,338 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $871,627
Average Home Value $976,807


Total Households 2,823
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,796
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.43% 0.54%
Households 0.27% 0.48%
Families 0.26% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   4.49%

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, 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 # 598 61st
Population Density # 849 44th
Diversity Index # 934 38th
Median Household Income # 551 64th
Per Capita Income # 299 80th

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