Pescadero, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pescadero, California - Basic Facts

The Pescadero Census Designated Place had a population of 681 as of July 1, 2018. Pescadero ranks in the lower 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 Pescadero is located at latitude 37.2449 and longitude -122.3789 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Pescadero Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Pescadero Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628775) 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 Pescadero Census Designated Place is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pescadero 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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Pescadero, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 681
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 472
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 169
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $110,511
Average Household Income $155,298
Per Capita Income $56,391


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $1,152,439
Average Home Value $1,250,263


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 130
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 0.7% 0.64%
Households 0.73% 0.57%
Families -0.63% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Pescadero, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pescadero 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 # 1132 25th
Population Density # 1171 23rd
Diversity Index # 419 73rd
Median Household Income # 145 91st
Per Capita Income # 177 88th

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