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Shandon, California - Basic Facts

The Shandon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,365 as of July 1, 2017. Shandon ranks in the upper 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 Shandon is located at latitude 35.6536 and longitude -120.3831 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Shandon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Shandon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408721) 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 Shandon Census Designated Place is located within Paso Robles CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shandon 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 Shandon: Sunset.

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


Total Population 1,365
Daytime Population: Workers 144
Daytime Population: Residents 734
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 878
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 1,363
Population in Familes 1,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 463
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $61,034
Average Household Income $77,640
Per Capita Income $22,246


Total Housing Units 429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $320,082


Total Households 390
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.73% 0.85%
Households 0.69% 0.86%
Families 0.7% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Shandon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shandon 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 # 970 36th
Population Density # 958 37th
Diversity Index # 380 75th
Median Household Income # 637 58th
Per Capita Income # 1070 29th

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