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Nipomo, California - Basic Facts

The Nipomo Census Designated Place had a population of 18,029 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Nipomo is located at latitude 35.0307 and longitude -120.4978 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Nipomo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.85 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 331 feet.

The Nipomo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408927) 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 Nipomo Census Designated Place is located within Arroyo Grande CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nipomo: Nimpomo, Nipoma.

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


Total Population 18,029
Population in Households 18,024
Population in Familes 15,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $71,249
Average Household Income $92,547
Per Capita Income $30,165


Total Housing Units 6,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,333 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,495 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $543,828
Average Home Value $610,904


Total Households 5,827
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 4,650
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 0.92% 1.1%
Households 0.76% 1.05%
Families 0.77% 1.03%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

Nipomo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nipomo 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 # 371 76th
Population Density # 733 52nd
Diversity Index # 547 64th
Median Household Income # 515 66th
Per Capita Income # 770 49th

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