Garden Farms, California

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Population in 2010: 386.
Males: 208  (54.1%)
Females: 178  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  57.2 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $70,564
Garden Farms:

$70,564
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,444

Garden Farms CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $547,200
Garden Farms:

$547,200
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $633,705; Detached houses: $628,419
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  • Races in Garden Farms, CA (2010)

    Garden Farms races chart
    • 33787.3%White alone
    • 4010.4%Hispanic
    • 51.3%Asian alone
    • 20.5%Black alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garden Farms: 97.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scottish (21.6%), Danish (18.3%), German (12.4%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 952 feet

For population 25 years and over in Garden Farms:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%

For population 15 years and over in Garden Farms CDP:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 79.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,070 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,825 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (33.7 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (88.8 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (156.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Santa Margarita, CA (1.4 miles ), Atascadero, CA (2.4 miles ), San Luis Obispo, CA (3.2 miles ), Templeton, CA (3.3 miles ), Morro Bay, CA (3.8 miles ), Los Ranchos, CA (3.8 miles ), Los Osos, CA (3.8 miles ), Baywood-Los Osos, CA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.42 N, Longitude: 120.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Garden Farms household income distribution Garden Farms home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Construction (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Utilities (29%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (34%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Garden Farms: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Garden Farms-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 788% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from Garden Farms center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 222.5 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 246.6 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 133.8 miles away from Garden Farms 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 29.7 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Garden Farms:

  • COUNTRY CARE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; ATASCADERO, CA)
  • DANISH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ATASCADERO, CA)
  • CENTRAL COAST NEUROBEHAVIOR CENTER - ADOLESCENTS (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ATASCADERO, CA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • FRENCH HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Garden Farms:

  • 6 miles: ATASCADERO (EAST MALL & PALMA AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, taxi stand.
  • 10 miles: SAN LUIS OBISPO-CAL POLY (SAN LUIS OBISPO, GRAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 11 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 Garden Farms:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden Farms:

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 9 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,345)
  • Cuesta College (about 10 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 6,518)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 35 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 68 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 75 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 82 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 85 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

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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 2013 was 81.8. This is about average.

City:

81.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.205. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.21
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garden Farms CDP (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%

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 Garden Farms:

  • 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)
  • KVEC (920 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KYNS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KUHL (1440 AM; 5 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRL (1230 AM; 1 kW; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: DOUGLAS M. DAGGS, EXECUTOR)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garden Farms:

  • 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.)
  • KXDZ (100.5 FM; TEMPLETON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLUN (103.1 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Garden Farms:

  • 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.)
  • K47GD (Channel 47; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ESTRELLA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K07WA (Channel 7; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • 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.)
  • K09UF (Channel 9; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: RAUL AND CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • 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.)
  • KSSY-LP (Channel 66; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: CHERIE ERWIN)
  • K57BC (Channel 57; SAN LUIS OBISPO,ETC., CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • KAGP-LP (Channel 8; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $57,000Total costs
  • 662Total average daily traffic
  • 15Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,412Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Garden Farms compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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