Pismo Beach, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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The City of Pismo Beach had a population of 8,432 as of July 1, 2018. Pismo 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 Pismo Beach is located at latitude 35.1428 and longitude -120.6413 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pismo Beach encompass a land area of 3.6 sq. miles and a water area of 9.88 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of Pismo Beach (GNIS ID: 2411429) 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 Pismo Beach is located within Arroyo Grande CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pismo Beach: El Pizmo, Pismo.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 8,432
Population in Households 8,422
Population in Familes 5,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 2,343
Diversity Index3 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,644
Average Household Income $105,034
Per Capita Income $52,024

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,647 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,523 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,906 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $900,779
Average Home Value $1,051,832
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,170
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 2,257
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.18% 1.13%
Households 1.02% 1.07%
Families 1.0% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Pismo Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pismo 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 # 528 65th
Population Density # 557 63rd
Diversity Index # 1308 14th
Median Household Income # 448 71st
Per Capita Income # 216 86th

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