Grover Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grover Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Grover Beach had a population of 13,830 as of July 1, 2017. Grover Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grover Beach is located at latitude 35.1209 and longitude -120.6197 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grover Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 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 59 feet.

The City of Grover Beach (GNIS ID: 2410668) 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 Grover Beach is located within Arroyo Grande CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grover Beach 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 Grover Beach: Grover, Grover City.

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


Total Population 13,830
Daytime Population: Workers 3,450
Daytime Population: Residents 7,660
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 13,654
Population in Familes 10,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 5,987
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $55,330
Average Household Income $73,054
Per Capita Income $28,848


Total Housing Units 6,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,413 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,950 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 637 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $466,434
Average Home Value $484,950


Total Households 5,363
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 3,405
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 0.69% 0.89%
Households 0.67% 0.86%
Families 0.65% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Grover Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grover Beach 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 # 423 72nd
Population Density # 185 88th
Diversity Index # 650 57th
Median Household Income # 781 49th
Per Capita Income # 765 50th

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