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Population in 2012: 17,543 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 

Males: 8,287  (47.2%)
Females: 9,256  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  45.4 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93420, 93433.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,648 (it was $48,236 in 2000)
Arroyo Grande:

$63,648
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,891

Arroyo Grande city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $447,390 (it was $220,100 in 2000)
Arroyo Grande:

$447,390
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $600,928; Detached houses: $677,928; Townhouses or other attached units: $376,845; In 2-unit structures: $671,076; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $359,178; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,169; Mobile homes: $185,049; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,201

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,178.

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  • White alone - 13,159 (76.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2,420 (14.0%)
  • Asian alone - 947 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 346 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 240 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 109 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 63 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Arroyo Grande: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (13.2%), English (12.4%), Irish (10.6%), United States (4.4%), Italian (3.9%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 5.67 square miles.

Population density: 3,094 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Arroyo Grande:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arroyo Grande city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1,566 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This city:  9.1%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Arroyo Grande, California as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Arroyo Grande to the number of sex offenders is 763 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,612 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,330 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (14.6 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (89.4 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (144.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Grover Beach, CA (1.4 miles ), Oceano, CA (1.4 miles ), Los Berros, CA (2.0 miles ), Pismo Beach, CA (2.0 miles ), Callender, CA (2.2 miles ), Blacklake, CA (2.4 miles ), Edna, CA (2.4 miles) , Los Ranchos, CA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 1998: 171 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 1999: 153 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2000: 100 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2001: 142 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2002: 165 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $165,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.12 N, Longitude: 120.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -362 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,998 (25.6%)

Area code: 805

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Crime rates in Arroyo Grande by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000101000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.06.00.06.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4443534884301
per 100,000 25.024.824.318.230.218.424.348.546.923.117.30.05.7
Robberies 31053567369541
per 100,000 18.861.930.418.230.236.842.518.235.252.028.822.95.7
Assaults 10111421203436151511171958
per 100,000 62.668.185.2127.6120.8208.7218.791.088.063.597.9108.9330.1
Burglaries 735463797986674681837688123
per 100,000 457.0334.4383.4479.9477.0527.9407.0279.0475.0479.1437.8504.2700.1
Thefts 299265302278310300295300266269224238210
per 100,000 1871.81641.31837.81688.81871.81841.61792.01819.81560.01552.81290.51363.51195.4
Auto thefts 1572322232913202816171825
per 100,000 93.943.4140.0133.6138.9178.079.0121.3164.292.497.9103.1142.3
Arson 14232151152136
per 100,000 6.324.812.218.212.16.130.46.15.928.911.574.534.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 159.7151.3164.6164.8197.7201.4203.7172.2182.7156.8138.4132.7189.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Arroyo Grande detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.36

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Arroyo Grande, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,221 (+8.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Arroyo Grande-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 877% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from Arroyo Grande center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Arroyo Grande center
On 9/28/2004 at 17:15:24, a magnitude 6.0 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 5.5 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Luis Obispo County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arroyo Grande topographic map

Birthplace of: Phil Johnson - College basketball player (Cal Poly Mustangs).

Main business address for: MID-STATE BANCSHARES (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Arroyo Grande:

  • MARIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, ARROYO GRANDE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 345 S HALCYON RD)
  • PIKE, THE (Hospital, 988 THE PIKE)
  • TAYLOR COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 601 TAYLOR PL)
  • ARROYO GRANDE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1212 FARROLL AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Arroyo Grande, CA

Amtrak stations near Arroyo Grande:

  • 3 miles: GROVER BEACH (180 GRAND AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: GUADALUPE/SANTA MARIA (SANTA MARIA, 330 GUADELUPE ST.)
  • 12 miles: SAN LUIS OBISPO (RAILROAD AVE & SANTA ROSA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Arroyo Grande:

  • 10 miles: Diablo Canyon 1 and 2 in Avila Beach, CA.

Local government website: www.arroyogrande.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arroyo Grande:

  • Cuesta College (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 18,336)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 16 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 65 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,158)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 71 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 86 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • Bakersfield College (about 94 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,962)

Public high schools in Arroyo Grande:

Private high school in Arroyo Grande:

  • COASTAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 1220 FARROLL AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arroyo Grande:

Private elementary/middle schools in Arroyo Grande:

  • ST PATRICKS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 900 W BRANCH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ROYAL OAKS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 900 OAK PARK BLVD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • VALLEY VIEW ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 230 VERNON ST; Grades: KG - 10)
  • ARROYO GRANDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 216 OAK ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Unfortunately, former Arroyo Grande high school basketball star, Phil Johnson, is no longer with the Cal Poly Men's basketball team, due to health concerns as of June 2005.

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Notable locations in Arroyo Grande: Pitkin-Conrow House (A), South County Branch San Luis Obispo City-County Library (B), Lucia Mar School District Office (C), Arroyo Grande Community Center (D), Arroyo Grande City Hall (E), Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce (F), San Luis Ambulance Service Arroyo Grande (G), Arroyo Grande Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pacific Coast Shopping Center (1), Oak Park Plaza Shopping Center (2), Arroyo Town and Country Square Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arroyo Grande include: Calvary Chapel of Arroyo Grande (A), Central Coast Christian Reformed Church (B), Christian Life Center (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Presbyterian Church of Arroyo Grande (E), Gospel Lighthouse (F), Peace Lutheran Church (G), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Arroyo Grande include: El Camino Real Park (1), Soto Sprots Complex (2), Woodland Park (3), Elm Street Park (4), Hoosgow Park (5), La Barranca Park (6), La Mesa Village Park (7), Rancho Grande Park (8), Tiger Tail Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: A'Bella Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast (210 Oak Street), Arroyo Grande Motel (329 Traffic Way), Best Western Casa Grande Inn (850 Oak Park Road).

 
San Luis Obispo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.9. This is better than average.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.211. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.211
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.607. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.607
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.74. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.74
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.2. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.63. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.63
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arroyo Grande and their reported violations in the past:

CANYON CREST MUTUAL BENEFIT WC (Population served: 125, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arroyo Grande that have no violations reported:

  • ARROYO GRANDE, WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16682, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Arroyo Grande, CA

People in group quarters in Arroyo Grande in 2010:

  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Arroyo Grande in 2000:

  • 150 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Arroyo Grande compared to California state average:

Arroyo Grande, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Arroyo Grande (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 1242 Grand Ave Branch at 1242 Grand Ave, branch established on 1919/01/01; Rancho Pkwy And West Branch at 900 Rancho Pkwy, branch established on 2011/04/26. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Rabobank, National Association: Grand Avenue Branch at 1026 Grand Avenue, branch established on 1961/06/12; West Branch Street Branch at 1132 West Branch Street, branch established on 2000/03/09. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Mission Community Bank: Arroyo Grande - East Grand at 1230 Grand Avenue, branch established on 1988/10/03; Arroyo Grande - Village Branch at 154 West Branch Street, Suite A-1, branch established on 2002/06/01. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $454.8 mil, Deposits: $413.1 mil, headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Scj, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Arroyo Grande Branch at 1230 E Grand Ave, branch established on 2004/11/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Heritage Oaks Bank: Arroyo Grande Branch at 1255 Grand Avenue, branch established on 1988/04/25. Info updated 2012/01/06: Bank assets: $982.9 mil, Deposits: $786.8 mil, headquarters in Paso Robles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Oaks Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Arroyo Grande Branch at 200 West Branch Street, branch established on 1934/12/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Coast National Bank: Arroyo Grande Branch at 1360 East Grand Avenue, branch established on 1997/06/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.2 mil, Deposits: $124.4 mil, headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Coast Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arroyo Grande, California:

  • E Z 8 Motels Inc, 555 Camino Mercado, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 , Phone: (805) 481-4774, Fax: (805) 481-9023
  • Best Western Casa Grande Inn, 850 Oak Park Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 , Phone: (805) 481-7398, Fax: (805) 481-4859
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1400 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 , Phone: (805) 202-2110, Fax: (805) 202-2111
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arroyo Grande, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Arroyo Grande travel time to work - commute


Arroyo Grande mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Arroyo Grande city (based on San Luis Obispo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.42%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentVineyard USA
Adherents63.7%5.1%3.0%2.1%2.1%
Congregations8.8%6.6%2.7%1.6%2.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishOther
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.7%1.6%16.9%
Congregations4.9%7.1%3.8%1.1%60.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
San Luis Obispo County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
San Luis Obispo County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
San Luis Obispo County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Here:

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$25,397$60,9530$0
Other Government Administration 4$30,850$92,5501$1,286
Police Protection - Officers 27$185,555$82,4698$9,804
Police - Other 9$39,117$52,1569$3,939
Firefighters 7$48,699$83,48422$29,772
Fire - Other 1$4,417$53,0043$3,509
Streets and Highways 14$67,498$57,8551$994
Sewerage 2$7,063$42,3780$0
Parks and Recreation 14$58,850$50,44327$26,464
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$31,361$62,7223$6,412
Water Supply 7$27,963$47,9370$0
Other and Unallocable 5$24,124$57,8981$675
Totals for Government 101$550,894$65,45375$82,855

Arroyo Grande government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $991,000 ($56.49)
    Police Protection: $242,000 ($13.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $223,000 ($12.71)
    Central Staff Services: $86,000 ($4.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($3.59)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,580,000 ($204.07)
    Central Staff Services: $2,089,000 ($119.08)
    Water Utilities: $2,022,000 ($115.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,318,000 ($75.13)
    Fire Protection: $885,000 ($50.45)
    Regular Highways: $786,000 ($44.80)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($14.99)
    Transit Utilities: $28,000 ($1.60)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($4.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $32,000 ($1.82)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.23)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,605,000 ($262.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($2.51)

Arroyo Grande government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,201,000 ($68.46)
    Sewerage: $622,000 ($35.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $588,000 ($33.52)
    Regular Highways: $411,000 ($23.43)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $95,000 ($5.42)
    All Other: $15,000 ($0.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $367,000 ($20.92)
    General Revenue, NEC: $336,000 ($19.15)
    Rents: $126,000 ($7.18)
    Special Assessments: $93,000 ($5.30)
    Property Sale Other: $8,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,249,000 ($185.20)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($0.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $937,000 ($53.41)
    All Other: $920,000 ($52.44)
    Highways: $371,000 ($21.15)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,267,000 ($186.23)
    Property: $2,427,000 ($138.35)
    NEC: $665,000 ($37.91)
    Public Utilities: $443,000 ($25.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $348,000 ($19.84)

Arroyo Grande government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $729,000 ($41.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,338,000 ($76.27)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $409,000 ($23.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,747,000 ($99.58)
    Water Utilities: $656,000 ($37.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($4.16)

Arroyo Grande government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $103,000 ($5.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,721,000 ($1409.17)

6.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
California average:

5.75%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.82% ($46,870 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.65% ($69,229)
from Fresno County, CA  0.29% ($45,656)


6.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.78% ($83,550 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.47% ($41,148)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($35,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arroyo Grande:

  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLFF (890 AM; 5 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: JERRY J. COLLINS)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KUHL (1440 AM; 5 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 3 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PADRE SERRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KYNS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KVEC (920 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSMA (1240 AM; 1 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSBQ (1480 AM; 1 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arroyo Grande:

  • K244DE (96.7 FM; ARROYO GRANDE, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXTZ (95.3 FM; PISMO BEACH, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTT-FM (101.3 FM; LOS OSOS-BAYWOOD PAR, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSLY-FM (96.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAL (99.7 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KZOZ (93.3 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA-TEXAS, INC.)
  • KWSR (92.5 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KIDI-FM (105.5 FM; GUADALUPE, CA; Owner: EMERALD WAVE MEDIA)
  • KKJG (98.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AGM SAN LUIS OBISPO, L.P.)
  • KWWV (106.1 FM; SANTA MARGARITA, CA; Owner: SALISBURY RADIO LLC)
  • K209CE (89.7 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRM (97.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: GTM SAN LUIS OBISPO)
  • KIQO (104.5 FM; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KCBX (90.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: KCBX, INC.)
  • KLVH (88.5 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K213CO (90.5 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arroyo Grande:

  • KSSY-LP (Channel 66; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: CHERIE ERWIN)
  • KAGP-LP (Channel 8; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KSBY (Channel 6; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: NVG-SANTA BARBARA II, LLC)
  • KPXA-LP (Channel 42; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CAMINO REAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K28FK (Channel 28; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFUL-LP (Channel 44; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
  • KCCE-LP (Channel 50; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ANET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Arroyo Grande fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $9,160,000
Total average daily traffic: 274,525
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,876

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 9
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Arroyo Grande, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arroyo Grande)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Arroyo Grande, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 220 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arroyo Grande)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Arroyo Grande)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 81 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$368,09098$292,988517$288,58524$267,55561$285,0731$217,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$287,05017$336,83546$328,4033$339,42311$312,7330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$363,92922$273,335111$341,4094$130,95219$250,4713$92,217
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$387,58118$294,186100$335,7263$239,90010$279,7750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$268,15019$352,4030$01$29,6900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.00 , 0119.01, 0119.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$339,2210$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$328,1542$295,9302$288,935
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$320,4330$01$147,440
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$236,2500$01$147,440
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.00 , 0119.01, 0119.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 98
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Arroyo Grande


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arroyo Grande, CA

Most common first names in Arroyo Grande, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17477.7 years
William13476.3 years
Mary13279.4 years
Robert12474.2 years
James11372.6 years
George10778.9 years
Charles10576.4 years
Helen7481.4 years
Dorothy6379.8 years
Margaret6380.5 years
Most common last names in Arroyo Grande, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5578.9 years
Johnson4977.2 years
Jones4277.4 years
Brown3780.0 years
Martin3682.3 years
Anderson3676.3 years
Miller3176.6 years
Davis2679.5 years
Williams2578.0 years
Thompson2376.9 years
Businesses in Arroyo Grande, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1OfficeMax1
Albertsons1Panda Express1
Applebee's1Payless1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid2
CVS1Sears1
Curves1Starbucks2
Decora Cabinetry3Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx3The Room Place1
GNC1Trader Joe's1
Jamba Juice1True Value1
Kincaid1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Marshalls1
Browse common businesses in Arroyo Grande, CA


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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 (93420) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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