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Population in 2012: 10,370 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 

Males: 5,176  (49.9%)
Females: 5,194  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  48.9 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93442.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,984 (it was $34,379 in 2000)
Morro Bay:

$55,984
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,766

Morro Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $476,838 (it was $231,400 in 2000)
Morro Bay:

$476,838
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $618,801; Detached houses: $694,343; Townhouses or other attached units: $487,823; In 2-unit structures: $587,284; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,003,541; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $589,771; Mobile homes: $107,596; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $31,590

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,262.

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  • White alone - 8,120 (79.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,971 (19.2%)
  • Asian alone - 124 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morro Bay: 108.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (16.3%), English (15.2%), Irish (9.3%), United States (3.7%), French (3.6%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 5.16 square miles.

Population density: 2,011 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Morro Bay:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morro Bay city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

1,235 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This city:  12.0%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Morro Bay, California as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Morro Bay to the number of sex offenders is 798 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,590 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,851 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (37.9 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (102.8 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (166.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Baywood-Los Osos, CA (2.1 miles ), Cayucos, CA (2.1 miles ), Los Osos, CA (2.2 miles ), Atascadero, CA (3.5 miles ), San Luis Obispo, CA (3.6 miles ), Santa Margarita, CA (3.7 miles ), Garden Farms, CA (3.8 miles ), Avilla Beach, CA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2003: 65 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.38 N, Longitude: 120.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,400 (-13.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,928 (37.1%)

Area code: 805

Morro Bay household income distribution Morro Bay home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Morro Bay by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3344214322130
per 100,000 29.428.537.337.719.19.638.829.719.519.49.629.00.0
Robberies 0100204232124
per 100,000 0.09.50.00.019.10.038.819.829.219.49.619.338.4
Assaults 48422022151515161416271517
per 100,000 469.9398.4186.4207.3143.0144.6145.6158.4136.5154.9260.1144.9163.1
Burglaries 38305354393247396135372844
per 100,000 372.0284.6493.9508.8371.7308.4456.3386.1594.7338.9356.4270.4422.1
Thefts 1211631321501391321099712212412011392
per 100,000 1184.51546.21230.11413.21324.81272.01058.3960.41189.41200.71155.81091.4882.7
Auto thefts 1391249131117741434
per 100,000 127.385.4111.837.785.8125.3106.8168.368.238.7134.829.038.4
Arson 3303032912002
per 100,000 29.428.50.028.30.028.919.489.19.719.40.00.019.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 189.9183.1150.9157.5127.9112.5146.0132.5138.2120.0136.5116.0105.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
California average:

2.36

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Morro Bay, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +754 (+7.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Morro Bay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1343% 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 33.6 miles away from the city center
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 20.7 miles away from Morro Bay center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 9/28/2004 at 17:15:24, a magnitude 6.0 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 5.5 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Morro Bay center
On 7/22/1983 at 02:39:53, a magnitude 6.0 (6.0 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.8 ML, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Morro Bay:

  • BAYSIDE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1405 TERESA DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Morro Bay:

  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 13 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • CENTRAL COAST NEUROBEHAVIOR CENTER - ADOLESCENTS (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ATASCADERO, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Morro Bay, CA

Amtrak stations near Morro Bay:

  • 13 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.
  • 14 miles: ATASCADERO (EAST MALL & PALMA AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, taxi stand.
  • 14 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 Morro Bay:

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

Local government website: www.morro-bay.ca.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morro Bay:

  • Cuesta College (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 13 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 18,336)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 39 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 3,407)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 88 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,158)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 94 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 99 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • Hartnell College (about 101 miles; Salinas, CA; FT enrollment: 3,152)

Public high school in Morro Bay:

Public elementary/middle school in Morro Bay:

Private elementary/middle school in Morro Bay:

  • CENTRAL COAST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 35; Location: 600 QUINTANA RD; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Morro Bay: Morro Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Morro Bay State Park Marina (B), Morro Bay State Park Headquarters (C), Morro Bay Boat Launch (D), Chorro Willows Camp Ground (E), Black Mountain Golf Course (F), South T Pier (G), North T Pier (H), Morro Bay Power Plant (I), Morro Bay Museum of Natural History (J), Veterans Memorial Building (K), Morro Bay Branch San Luis Obispo City-County Library (L), Morro Bay Community Center (M), Morro Bay Fire Department Station 2 (N), Morro Bay Fire Department Station 1 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morro Bay include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Estero Bay United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Morro Bay Christian Center (E), Morro Bay Foursquare Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Morro Creek (A), Alva Paul Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Morro Bay include: Del Mar Park (1), LIla Keiser Park (2), Anchor Street Park (3), Tidelands Park (4), Dunes Street Park (5), Atascadero State Beach (6), Morro Bay State Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Tradewinds (225 Beach Street), Ascot Inn (845 Morro Avenue), Ascot Suites (260 Morro Bay Boulevard), Best Western El Rancho (2460 Main Street), Adventure Inn On the Sea (1150 Embarcadero), Best Value Inn (220 Beach Street), Bay View Lodge (225 Harbor Street), Blue Sail Inn (851 Market Avenue), Breakers Motel - Morro Bay (780 Market Avenue).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.205. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 0.772. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.772
U.S.:

3.625
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.21
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.59

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

MONTANA DE ORO STATE PARK (Address: State Park Road , Population served: 990, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Morro Bay, CA

People in group quarters in Morro Bay in 2010:

  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Morro Bay in 2000:

  • 178 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Morro Bay compared to California state average:

Morro Bay, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Morro Bay (2011 data):

  • Heritage Oaks Bank: Morro Bay Branch at 310 Morro Bay Boulevard, branch established on 1989/03/01. 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
  • Coast National Bank: Morro Bay Branch at 948 Morro Bay Boulevard, branch established on 1998/06/01. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Morro Bay Branch at 390 Morro Bay Boulevard, branch established on 1949/10/17. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Morro Bay Branch at 595 Morro Bay Bavd, branch established on 1934/11/01. 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: Morro Bay Branch at 251 Harbor Boulevard, branch established on 1973/10/19. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Albertsons Morro Bay Branch at 730 Quintana Road, branch established on 1997/05/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Morro Bay, California:

  • The Inn At Morro Bay, 19 Country CLB Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-5651
  • Embarcadero Inn, 456 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2700
  • Bay View Lodge, 225 HBR St, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2771
  • Blue Sail Inn, 851 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-7132, Fax: (805) 772-8406
  • Econo Lodge, 1100 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-5609
  • El Ranch Best Western, 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2212
  • Best Western San Marcos Motor Inn, 250 Pacific St, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2248, Fax: (805) 772-6844
  • Motel 6, 298 Atascadero Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-5641, Fax: (805) 772-3233
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Morro Bay, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Morro Bay travel time to work - commute


Morro Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Morro Bay city (based on San Luis Obispo County data)

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
San Luis Obispo County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

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

14.5%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$36,500$73,0000$0
Other Government Administration 20$105,083$63,0501$86
Judicial and Legal 1$11,843$142,1161$2,420
Police Protection - Officers 17$112,163$79,1741$1,948
Police - Other 6$26,329$52,6582$2,841
Firefighters 9$71,382$95,17617$7,213
Fire - Other 1$3,846$46,1520$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,623$45,7380$0
Water Transport and Terminals 8$41,991$62,9876$4,262
Sewerage 12$49,523$49,5230$0
Parks and Recreation 13$50,727$46,82527$24,354
Water Supply 5$19,946$47,8700$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,769$46,6140$0
Totals for Government 102$544,725$64,08555$43,124

Morro Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $227,000 ($21.89)
    General - Other: $189,000 ($18.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $152,000 ($14.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,900,000 ($279.65)
    Water Utilities: $2,838,000 ($273.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,706,000 ($164.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,499,000 ($144.55)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,347,000 ($129.89)
    Financial Administration: $1,252,000 ($120.73)
    Sewerage: $1,034,000 ($99.71)
    Central Staff Services: $826,000 ($79.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $770,000 ($74.25)
    General - Other: $554,000 ($53.42)
    Regular Highways: $437,000 ($42.14)
    Transit Utilities: $411,000 ($39.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $251,000 ($24.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $147,000 ($14.18)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($1.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($6.85)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $1,440,000 ($138.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($4.73)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($1.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.58)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,061,000 ($680.91)

Morro Bay government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,569,000 ($151.30)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,214,000 ($117.07)
    All Other: $813,000 ($78.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $444,000 ($42.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000 ($5.11)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000 ($3.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $56,000 ($5.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,095,000 ($105.59)
    Interest Earnings: $258,000 ($24.88)
    Rents: $85,000 ($8.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $81,000 ($7.81)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($2.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,647,000 ($351.69)
    Transit Utilities: $56,000 ($5.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,289,000 ($124.30)
    All Other: $974,000 ($93.92)
    Highways: $207,000 ($19.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($6.08)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($2.22)
  • Tax - Property: $1,983,000 ($191.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,806,000 ($174.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,784,000 ($172.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $676,000 ($65.19)
    Other License: $268,000 ($25.84)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $206,000 ($19.86)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $79,000 ($7.62)

Morro Bay government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,594,000 ($153.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,530,000 ($147.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,000 ($6.17)

Morro Bay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $985,000 ($94.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,477,000 ($913.89)

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

Here:

6.77%
California average:

5.75%

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

0.07%
California average:

0.21%


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


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

Here:

6.83%
California average:

6.27%

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

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


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

Strongest AM radio stations in Morro Bay:

  • 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.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morro Bay:

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

  • 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.)
  • K07WA (Channel 7; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • 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)
  • K22EE (Channel 22; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: CENTRAL COAST GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • KTAS (Channel 33; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: RAUL & CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • KKFX-CA (Channel 24; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total average daily traffic: 74,772
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,596



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 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 ORIGINATED3$520,62339$371,231154$303,9675$262,97865$338,7061$170,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$248,4703$233,95714$312,6150$06$331,0031$33,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$353,4255$389,52646$396,1152$245,64018$399,0231$137,120
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$580,3205$331,88426$348,4782$442,90510$355,3241$166,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$522,5501$325,6006$332,8920$03$338,5970$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.00 , 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$440,3201$220,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$178,8800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$133,7100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.00 , 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Morro Bay, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14376.5 years
William12178.1 years
Mary9780.7 years
Robert8573.8 years
James7874.8 years
George6977.6 years
Charles5978.6 years
Margaret5178.3 years
Helen4982.9 years
Dorothy4378.4 years
Most common last names in Morro Bay, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5177.3 years
Williams3576.5 years
Johnson3580.3 years
Brown2873.8 years
Jones2381.3 years
Roberts1975.0 years
White1877.4 years
Miller1674.7 years
Campbell1680.7 years
Wilson1675.8 years
Businesses in Morro Bay, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Albertsons1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Best Western3Rodeway Inn1
Burger King1Starbucks1
Days Inn1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1Travelodge1
FedEx2U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Vans2
McDonald's1

Morro Bay on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (93442) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #67 (93442) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Randall M. Lee (5)
  • Peter B. Sanford (3)
  • Brant W. Berger (2)
  • Jaywant Philip Parmar (2)
  • Jon Jason Linker (2)
  • Robert W. Haynes (2)
  • Samuel J. Falcone (2)
  • Gregory Piedmont (1)
  • Scott Clucas (1)
  • Lawrence R. Sommers (1)

Total of 27 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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