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El Granada, California - Basic Facts

The El Granada Census Designated Place had a population of 5,925 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for El Granada is located at latitude 37.5142 and longitude -122.4651 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the El Granada Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The El Granada Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408056) 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 El Granada Census Designated Place is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Granada population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 5,925
Population in Households 5,918
Population in Familes 4,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,229
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $130,832
Average Household Income $179,337
Per Capita Income $68,734


Total Housing Units 2,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,713 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 555 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $1,062,573
Average Home Value $1,095,447


Total Households 2,268
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,599
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 0.98% 0.83%
Households 0.95% 0.77%
Families 0.97% 0.81%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

El Granada, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Granada 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 # 610 60th
Population Density # 730 52nd
Diversity Index # 988 35th
Median Household Income # 79 95th
Per Capita Income # 98 94th

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