Atascadero, California

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Population in 2017: 30,418 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 
Males: 15,269  (50.2%)
Females: 15,149  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93422, 93465.

Atascadero Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,300 (it was $48,725 in 2000)
Atascadero:

$77,300
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,269 (it was $20,029 in 2000)

Atascadero city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $498,664 (it was $195,900 in 2000)
Atascadero:

$498,664
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $633,127; detached houses: $700,236; townhouses or other attached units: $432,012; in 2-unit structures: $612,613; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $327,744; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,127; mobile homes: $234,983; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $213,410

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,363.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atascadero: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.6% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.5% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 4.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Atascadero, CA (2017)
    • 22,94476.1%White alone
    • 5,23317.4%Hispanic
    • 9213.1%Two or more races
    • 6802.3%Asian alone
    • 2050.7%Black alone
    • 520.2%American Indian alone
    • 310.1%Other race alone
    • 280.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Atascadero, California as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atascadero is 908 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Atascadero by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(43.9)
2
(7.3)
11
(40.1)
13
(46.1)
11
(38.4)
10
(35.1)
11
(38.4)
21
(72.9)
12
(41.5)
12
(41.0)
11
(37.5)
11
(36.5)
8
(26.1)
15
(48.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(36.6)
13
(47.5)
8
(29.1)
15
(53.2)
10
(34.9)
8
(28.1)
8
(27.9)
10
(34.7)
24
(82.9)
8
(27.3)
15
(51.2)
7
(23.2)
18
(58.7)
9
(29.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
91
(332.9)
57
(208.2)
86
(313.1)
52
(184.4)
43
(150.0)
61
(214.3)
48
(167.6)
161
(558.5)
60
(207.3)
52
(177.7)
64
(218.3)
64
(212.6)
81
(264.2)
75
(244.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
118
(431.6)
130
(474.9)
140
(509.7)
156
(553.2)
121
(422.0)
152
(533.9)
165
(576.1)
160
(555.1)
119
(411.2)
102
(348.5)
119
(405.9)
109
(362.0)
96
(313.1)
63
(205.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
431
(1,577)
496
(1,812)
400
(1,456)
354
(1,255)
380
(1,325)
435
(1,528)
502
(1,753)
451
(1,565)
400
(1,382)
317
(1,083)
323
(1,102)
345
(1,146)
395
(1,288)
330
(1,074)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(212.2)
35
(127.9)
25
(91.0)
34
(120.6)
31
(108.1)
33
(115.9)
35
(122.2)
47
(163.1)
25
(86.4)
29
(99.1)
33
(112.6)
47
(156.1)
27
(88.1)
35
(113.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(7.3)
6
(21.9)
18
(65.5)
3
(10.6)
10
(34.9)
5
(17.6)
3
(10.5)
9
(31.2)
7
(24.2)
3
(10.3)
5
(17.1)
6
(19.9)
3
(9.8)
3
(9.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)222.9177.7211.9195.4169.3187.2192.8294.9197.4152.2170.5169.0171.8163.1

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City-data.com crime index in Atascadero, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.78
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (8.7%), European (7.9%), English (7.8%), American (6.9%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 26.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,138 people per square mile   (low).

Atascadero, California map

1,875 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

6.2%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,792 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,567 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (39.3 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (92.9 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (162.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Templeton, CA (2.3 miles ),
Garden Farms, CA (2.4 miles ),
Santa Margarita, CA (2.7 miles ),
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA (3.1 miles ),
Paso Robles, CA (3.4 miles ),
Morro Bay, CA (3.5 miles ),
Cayucos, CA (3.6 miles ),
San Luis Obispo, CA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 120.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,824 (-16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,642 (37.7%)

Area code: 805

Distribution of median household income in Atascadero, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Atascadero, CA in 2017
Atascadero satellite photo by USGS

Atascadero tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
California:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +3,074 (+13.2%).
Most common industries in Atascadero, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Atascadero, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Atascadero, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Atascadero, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.205. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.57
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.69. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.69
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Atascadero-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 789% 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 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 100.2 miles away from Atascadero center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 216.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 128.0 miles away from Atascadero center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 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 251.7 miles away from Atascadero 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 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 24.3 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Atascadero:

  • CENTRAL COAST NEUROBEHAVIOR CENTER - ADOLESCENTS (8020 COROMAR RD)
  • COUNTRY CARE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (14900 EL CAMINO REAL)
  • DANISH CARE CENTER (10805 EL CAMINO REAL)

Amtrak station:

ATASCADERO (EAST MALL & PALMA AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atascadero:

  • Cuesta College (about 12 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,518)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 17,345)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 41 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 73 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 74 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 88 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 89 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

Public high schools in Atascadero:

Private high school in Atascadero:

  • NORTH COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 234, Location: 6225 ATASCADERO MALL, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Atascadero:

Private elementary/middle school in Atascadero:

  • CHILDRENS HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 117, Location: 3025 MONTEREY RD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Atascadero

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • CAREER TRAINING CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 4885 EL CAMINO REAL; Public; Website: ctraining.org) HAS BEEN OUT OF BUSINESS NOW SINCE 2002. added by faithunlimited

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Atascadero: Chalk Mountain Golf Course (A), Atascadero City Hall (B), Atascadero Chamber of Commerce (C), Atascadero Branch San Luis Obispo City-County Library (D), Atascadero State Hospital Fire Department (E), Atascadero City Fire Department Station 2 (F), Atascadero City Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Oaks Shopping Center (1), Plaza del Camino Shopping Center (2), El Camino Real Plaza Shopping Center (3), Adobe Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Atascadero include: Bible Baptist Church (A), New Covenant Church of God (B), True Spirit Baptist Church (C), Atascadero Assembly of God Church (D), Atascadero Bible Church (E), Atascadero First Baptist Church (F), Atascadero Gospel Chapel (G), Berean Baptist Church (H), Calvary Chapel of Atascadero (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Atascadero Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Graves Creek (A), Atascadero Creek (B), Paso Robles Creek (C), Paloma Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Atascadero include: Atascadero Lake Park (1), Charles Paddock Zoo (2), Heilman Regional Park (3), Paloma Creek Park (4), Traffic Way Park (5), Atascadero Lake (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Atascadero Historical Museum (6600 Lewis Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Colony Inn (3600 El Camino Real) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: David Mayhew (racing driver) - Stock car racing driver, Jared Hamman - Martial artist, Brenda Holloway - musician, Chelsea Johnson - Pole vaulter, Bob Engel - Baseball player, Greg Garrett - Baseball player, Terry Wilshusen - Baseball player.

San Luis Obispo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

TRUMPET VINE CATERING (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAST STAGE WEST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • ATASCADERO MUTUAL WATER CO (Population served: 30,009, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • ATASCADERO STATE HOSPITAL (Population served: 2,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Atascadero in 2010:

  • 996 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 105 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Atascadero in 2000:

  • 1,210 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 65 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in halfway houses
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

Banks with most branches in Atascadero (2011 data):

  • Rabobank, National Association: Atascadero Branch at 6950 El Camino Real, branch established on 1963/06/12. 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
  • Pacific Western Bank: Atascadero Branch at 7315 El Camino Real, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $5,513.1 mil, Deposits: $4,614.5 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Ii Lp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Atascadero Albertsons Branch at 8200 El Camino Real, branch established on 2000/09/15. 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
  • Citibank, National Association: Camino Real Branch at 6955 El Camino Real, branch established on 1994/09/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Atascadero at 8055 El Camino Real, branch established on 2005/11/21. 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.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Atascadero Branch at 7199 El Camino Real, branch established on 1976/06/21. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Heritage Oaks Bank: Atascadero Branch at 9900 E Camino Real, branch established on 1999/03/15. 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
  • Mission Community Bank: Atascadero Branch at 7480 El Camino Real, branch established on 1985/08/05. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Atascadero Branch at 6905 Capistrano Avenue, branch established on 1936/12/14. 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

For population 15 years and over in Atascadero:

Marital status in Atascadero, CA
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Atascadero:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Atascadero
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Atascadero, CA (based on San Luis Obispo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
San Luis Obispo County:

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

14.5%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Atascadero:

49.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Atascadero:

46.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Atascadero:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atascadero:

22.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Atascadero:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.6%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atascadero, CA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 26$179,299$82,7530$0
Firefighters 20$159,423$95,6549$1,913
Other Government Administration 15$71,364$57,0911$3,097
Parks and Recreation 13$62,785$57,95520$14,116
Streets and Highways 12$62,875$62,8751$677
Financial Administration 11$61,598$67,1982$5,094
Police - Other 10$48,272$57,9260$0
Other and Unallocable 6$32,003$64,0060$0
Sewerage 6$28,253$56,5061$452
Fire - Other 1$4,572$54,8640$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 2$3,095
Totals for Government 120$710,444$71,04436$28,444

Atascadero government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $5,616,000 ($184.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,189,000 ($39.09)
    General - Other: $854,000 ($28.08)
    Sewerage: $365,000 ($12.00)
    Police Protection: $283,000 ($9.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000 ($7.56)
    Transit Utilities: $229,000 ($7.53)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,635,000 ($185.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,518,000 ($115.66)
    Central Staff Services: $2,482,000 ($81.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,308,000 ($75.88)
    Sewerage: $1,484,000 ($48.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,101,000 ($36.20)
    Regular Highways: $909,000 ($29.88)
    Transit Utilities: $552,000 ($18.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $318,000 ($10.45)
    General - Other: $302,000 ($9.93)
    Natural Resources - Other: $214,000 ($7.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $41,000 ($1.35)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,115,000 ($36.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $85,000 ($2.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($1.15)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,701,000 ($286.05)

Atascadero government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,815,000 ($59.67)
    Other: $1,614,000 ($53.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $525,000 ($17.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $372,000 ($12.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $393,000 ($12.92)
    Highways: $122,000 ($4.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($2.07)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,912,000 ($62.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,478,000 ($48.59)
    Rents: $255,000 ($8.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $182,000 ($5.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $120,000 ($3.95)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $98,000 ($3.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,045,000 ($198.73)
    Highways: $827,000 ($27.19)
    Transit Utilities: $73,000 ($2.40)
    General Local Government Support: $46,000 ($1.51)
  • Tax - Property: $10,035,000 ($329.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,393,000 ($111.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $990,000 ($32.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $638,000 ($20.97)
    Other: $425,000 ($13.97)
    Other License: $220,000 ($7.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $156,000 ($5.13)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $87,000 ($2.86)

Atascadero government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,395,000 ($933.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,645,000 ($908.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000 ($24.66)

Atascadero government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,111,000 ($365.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,694,000 ($713.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,998,000 ($493.06)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($72,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.67% ($61,128 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.58% ($74,537)
from Kern County, CA  0.33% ($79,695)


5.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
California average:

5.21%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($357 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.76% ($50,866 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.39% ($56,817)
to San Diego County, CA  0.23% ($45,972)
Businesses in Atascadero, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kmart1
99 Cents Only Stores1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
Albertsons1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1RadioShack1
Carl\s Jr.1Rite Aid1
Circle K2Sears1
Cold Stone Creamery1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
Famous Footwear1Subway2
FedEx6Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1The Room Place1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
Home Depot1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Vons1
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Atascadero:

  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 3 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PADRE SERRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLFF (890 AM; 5 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: JERRY J. COLLINS)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVEC (920 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPRL (1230 AM; 1 kW; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: DOUGLAS M. DAGGS, EXECUTOR)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUHL (1440 AM; 5 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atascadero:

  • KXDZ (100.5 FM; TEMPLETON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLUN (103.1 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBDH (91.7 FM; SAN ARDO, CA; Owner: PATAPHYSICAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • K206CC (89.1 FM; LOCKWOOD, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUC. F'DATION/CENTRAL CA)
  • KRKC-FM (102.1 FM; KING CITY, CA; Owner: KING CITY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Atascadero:

  • K07WA (Channel 7; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • 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)
  • KCCE-LP (Channel 50; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ANET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K09UF (Channel 9; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: RAUL AND CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • K47GD (Channel 47; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ESTRELLA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K15BD (Channel 15; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KTAS (Channel 33; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: RAUL & CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • KKFX-CA (Channel 24; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K17GD (Channel 17; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K19EF (Channel 19; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: J B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJCN-CA (Channel 36; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: CENTRAL COAST GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • KMMA-CA (Channel 18; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Atascadero fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 318ft / 96.9mTotal length
  • $5,739,000Total costs
  • 723,471Total average daily traffic
  • 35,384Total average daily truck traffic
  • 449,405Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Atascadero, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 71990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Atascadero, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 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 ORIGINATED99$303,036128$253,054632$263,76020$193,15565$223,7838$92,283
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$268,12713$284,70561$286,4241$70,5104$262,9852$96,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$258,55322$181,462208$310,2458$146,09326$220,92311$197,311
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$252,18420$235,461145$313,2627$211,34616$199,1182$252,320
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$310,9105$223,73633$293,0771$139,2305$222,7200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0125.01 , 0125.02, 0125.03, 0126.00, 0127.04, 0128.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$261,96710$308,203
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$323,1682$213,425
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$272,5041$339,910
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$372,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$267,5200$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0125.01 , 0125.02, 0125.03, 0126.00, 0127.04, 0128.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atascadero, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atascadero, CA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fires - 142 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Atascadero, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.6%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atascadero, CA
    • 21143.6%Outside Fires
    • 16534.1%Structure Fires
    • 7816.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 306.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atascadero, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Atascadero, California:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 9010 W Front Rd, Atascadero, California 93422 , Phone: (805) 462-0200, Fax: (805) 462-0201
  • Carlton Hotel, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California 93422 , Phone: (805) 461-5100, Fax: (805) 792-0015
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Paso Robles Atascadero, 900 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California 93422 , Phone: (805) 462-3500, Fax: (805) 462-3800
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Atascadero, California
Most common first names in Atascadero, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16372.0 years
William14975.4 years
Mary13480.0 years
Robert11673.3 years
James9972.0 years
Charles8275.4 years
Dorothy7780.0 years
George7677.7 years
Richard6569.5 years
Helen6481.4 years
Most common last names in Atascadero, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6975.8 years
Johnson4880.4 years
Anderson3381.3 years
Davis3272.6 years
Miller3177.3 years
Williams3077.2 years
Brown2876.1 years
Wilson2575.2 years
Jones2376.3 years
Martin2379.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atascadero, CA
  • 73.6%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atascadero, CA
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Atascadero 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Atascadero on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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