Arroyo Grande, California

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Population in 2013: 17,716 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.8%
 
Males: 8,596  (48.5%)
Females: 9,120  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93420, 93433.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,216 (it was $48,236 in 2000)
Arroyo Grande:

$63,216
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,197 (it was $24,311 in 2000)

Arroyo Grande city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $458,383 (it was $220,100 in 2000)
Arroyo Grande:

$458,383
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $496,820; Detached houses: $545,552; Townhouses or other attached units: $394,937; In 2-unit structures: $491,579; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $373,064; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $314,914; Mobile homes: $151,606; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $180,669

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,131.

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  • Races in Arroyo Grande, CA (2013)

    Arroyo Grande races chart
    • 13,58776.8%White alone
    • 2,41413.6%Hispanic
    • 9635.4%Asian alone
    • 4212.4%Two or more races
    • 1841.0%Black alone
    • 500.3%American Indian alone
    • 590.3%Other race alone

Races in Arroyo Grande detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Arroyo Grande: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.0%), English (12.3%), Irish (10.1%), United States (4.9%), Italian (3.9%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 5.67 square miles.

Population density: 3,124 people per square mile   (average).

Arroyo Grande,CA real estate house value index trend

Arroyo Grande, California map

For population 25 years and over in Arroyo Grande:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arroyo Grande city:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

1,609 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

9.1%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Arroyo Grande, California as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Arroyo Grande to the number of sex offenders is 731 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,215 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,886 (0.7%)

Arroyo Grande satellite photo by USGS

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: -532 (-3.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,307 (27.1%)

Area code: 805

Arroyo Grande household income distribution Arroyo Grande home values distribution

Crime rates in Arroyo Grande by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.06.00.06.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4435348843015
per 100,000 24.824.318.230.218.424.348.546.923.117.30.05.728.4
Robberies 10535673695414
per 100,000 61.930.418.230.236.842.518.235.252.028.822.95.722.7
Assaults 11142120343615151117195822
per 100,000 68.185.2127.6120.8208.7218.791.088.063.597.9108.9330.1124.8
Burglaries 5463797986674681837688123137
per 100,000 334.4383.4479.9477.0527.9407.0279.0475.0479.1437.8504.2700.1776.9
Thefts 265302278310300295300266269224238210288
per 100,000 1,641.31,837.81,688.81,871.81,841.61,792.01,819.81,560.01,552.81,290.51,363.51,195.41,633.2
Auto thefts 7232223291320281617182530
per 100,000 43.4140.0133.6138.9178.079.0121.3164.292.497.9103.1142.3170.1
Arson 42321511521360
per 100,000 24.812.218.212.16.130.46.15.928.911.574.534.20.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 151.4164.6164.8197.7201.4203.7172.2182.7156.8138.4132.7189.0196.6

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Crime rate in Arroyo Grande detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 34 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
California average:

2.34
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,221 (+8.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Arroyo Grande: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arroyo Grande, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Arroyo Grande-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 668% 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 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 240.0 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 239.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Arroyo Grande center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 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
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, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 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 and medical centers in Arroyo Grande:

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

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.

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

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,345)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 16 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Cuesta College (about 17 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 6,518)
  • Taft College (about 64 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 65 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 71 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 86 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

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)
See full list of schools located in Arroyo Grande

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

Main business address in Arroyo Grande: MID-STATE BANCSHARES (A). Display/hide its location 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.5. This is about average.

City:

75.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.236. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.92
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0849. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0849
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.68
U.S.:

9.14

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

ARROYO GRANDE, WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16,901, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BEVERLY GRAND MUTUAL WATER (Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-24-2011)
  • 23 other older health violations

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

  • CANYON CREST MUTUAL BENEFIT WC (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.4%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.7% for other race 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

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, California environmental map by EPA

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Arroyo Grande compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • 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.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
California average:

15.4

Arroyo Grande travel time to work - commute Arroyo Grande mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic89,07517
Evangelical Protestant27,483138
Mainline Protestant16,09956
Other11,53047
Black Protestant1,0783
Orthodox2052
None124,167-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$45,571$78,1220$0
Other Government Administration 3$26,125$104,5006$4,490
Police Protection - Officers 25$191,823$92,0752$3,377
Police - Other 8$46,924$70,38611$11,508
Firefighters 17$136,502$96,35427$29,592
Fire - Other 1$5,444$65,3282$3,527
Streets and Highways 5$30,905$74,1723$5,423
Sewerage 2$7,984$47,9040$0
Parks and Recreation 8$38,902$58,35321$22,781
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$27,144$81,4324$8,882
Water Supply 5$27,341$65,6180$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,169$50,0281$2,124
Totals for Government 86$588,834$82,16377$91,704

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $991,000 ($55.94)
    Police Protection: $242,000 ($13.66)
    Housing & Community Development: $223,000 ($12.59)
    Central Staff Services: $86,000 ($4.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($3.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,580,000 ($202.08)
    Central Staff Services: $2,089,000 ($117.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,022,000 ($114.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,318,000 ($74.40)
    Fire Protection: $885,000 ($49.95)
    Regular Highways: $786,000 ($44.37)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($14.85)
    Transit Utilities: $28,000 ($1.58)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($4.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $32,000 ($1.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.23)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,605,000 ($259.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($2.48)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,201,000 ($67.79)
    Sewerage: $622,000 ($35.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $588,000 ($33.19)
    Regular Highways: $411,000 ($23.20)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $95,000 ($5.36)
    All Other: $15,000 ($0.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $367,000 ($20.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $336,000 ($18.97)
    Rents: $126,000 ($7.11)
    Special Assessments: $93,000 ($5.25)
    Property Sale Other: $8,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,249,000 ($183.39)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($0.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $937,000 ($52.89)
    All Other: $920,000 ($51.93)
    Highways: $371,000 ($20.94)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,267,000 ($184.41)
    Property: $2,427,000 ($136.99)
    NEC: $665,000 ($37.54)
    Public Utilities: $443,000 ($25.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $348,000 ($19.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $729,000 ($41.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,338,000 ($75.52)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $409,000 ($23.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,747,000 ($98.61)
    Water Utilities: $656,000 ($37.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $73,000 ($4.12)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $103,000 ($5.81)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,721,000 ($1395.41)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.69% ($45,654 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.50% ($69,926)
from Kern County, CA  0.26% ($56,568)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
California average:

5.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($295 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.69% ($37,273 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.47% ($38,742)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($36,862)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 67m220ftTotal length
  • $9,160,000Total costs
  • 274,525Total average daily traffic
  • 24,876Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 91950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
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-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Marshalls1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Albertsons1McDonald's2
Applebee's1OfficeMax1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Panda Express1
Best Western1Payless1
CVS1RadioShack1
Carl\s Jr.1Rite Aid2
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Starbucks2
Decora Cabinetry3Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx3The Room Place1
Ford1Trader Joe's1
GNC1True Value1
Jamba Juice1U-Haul1
Kincaid1UPS3
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

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