Garden Farms, California

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Population in 2010: 386.
Males: 240  (62.4%)
Females: 146  (37.6%)
Median resident age:

53.5 years
California median age:

37.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2022: $90,216
Garden Farms:

$90,216
CA:

$91,551

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $52,583

Garden Farms CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $776,400
Garden Farms:

$776,400
CA:

$715,900

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000
March 2022 cost of living index in Garden Farms: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 20.0%

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  • Races in Garden Farms, CA (2022)
    • 33991.6%White alone
    • 225.9%Hispanic
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Ancestries: English (47.9%), Estonian (15.1%), Danish (12.5%), Irish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 952 feet

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
California:

26.5%

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

Distribution of median household income in Garden Farms, CA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Garden Farms, CA in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.6%
California:

5.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 64.1. This is about average.

City:

64.1
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

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

City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 4.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.33
U.S.:

8.11

Earthquake activity:

Garden Farms-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7037% 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 Garden Farms 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 Garden Farms 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 Garden Farms 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, 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 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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Church in Garden Farms: Garden Farms Bible Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

For population 15 years and over in Garden Farms:

Marital status in Garden Farms, CA
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 22.6%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

For population 25 years and over in Garden Farms:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
California average:

15.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garden Farms, 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
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

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

14.5%
California:

17.9%

6.17% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($68,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
California average:

6.14%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.02%
California average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.68% ($62,939 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.37% ($56,554)
to San Diego County, CA  0.26% ($59,027)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden Farms:

  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 2 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)

Garden Farms fatal accident list:

Nov 14, 2010 02:21 AM, Us-101, Lat: 35.415600, Lon: -120.627500, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.5mTotal length
  • 1,033Total average daily traffic
  • 26Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,111Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garden Farms, CA
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 27.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 9.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garden Farms, CA
  • 62.5%Wood
  • 37.5%Utility gas


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.
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