Morro Bay, California

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Population in 2017: 10,635 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 
Males: 5,241  (49.3%)
Females: 5,394  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

50.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93442.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,011 (it was $34,379 in 2000)
Morro Bay:

$66,011
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,450 (it was $21,687 in 2000)

Morro Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $615,199 (it was $231,400 in 2000)
Morro Bay:

$615,199
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $593,142; detached houses: $687,005; townhouses or other attached units: $527,595; in 2-unit structures: $620,987; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $352,585; mobile homes: $56,015; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $110,829

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,467.

March 2019 cost of living index in Morro Bay: 112.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Morro Bay, CA (2017)
    • 8,55580.0%White alone
    • 1,40413.1%Hispanic
    • 2692.5%Asian alone
    • 1981.9%Two or more races
    • 1241.2%Black alone
    • 1191.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Morro Bay, California as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Morro Bay is 763 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Morro Bay 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.6)
4
(38.8)
3
(29.7)
2
(19.5)
2
(19.4)
1
(9.6)
3
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.8)
2
(19.0)
3
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.7)
3
(28.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(38.8)
2
(19.8)
3
(29.2)
2
(19.4)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.3)
4
(38.4)
1
(9.6)
1
(9.5)
4
(37.7)
3
(28.0)
4
(37.3)
4
(37.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(144.6)
15
(145.6)
16
(158.4)
14
(136.5)
16
(154.9)
27
(260.1)
15
(144.9)
17
(163.1)
27
(259.3)
46
(437.4)
39
(367.2)
12
(112.0)
16
(149.3)
29
(271.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(308.4)
47
(456.3)
39
(386.1)
61
(594.7)
35
(338.9)
37
(356.4)
28
(270.4)
44
(422.1)
57
(547.4)
50
(475.5)
54
(508.5)
52
(485.1)
35
(326.6)
16
(149.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
132
(1,272)
109
(1,058)
97
(960.4)
122
(1,189)
124
(1,201)
120
(1,156)
113
(1,091)
92
(882.7)
105
(1,008)
173
(1,645)
211
(1,987)
136
(1,269)
152
(1,418)
113
(1,057)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(125.3)
11
(106.8)
17
(168.3)
7
(68.2)
4
(38.7)
14
(134.8)
3
(29.0)
4
(38.4)
9
(86.4)
11
(104.6)
11
(103.6)
16
(149.3)
10
(93.3)
6
(56.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(28.9)
2
(19.4)
9
(89.1)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.2)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.7)
3
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)119.1154.7140.3146.3127.1144.6122.9112.1163.4232.0230.7164.8143.1145.2

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City-data.com crime index in Morro Bay, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (9.9%), American (8.8%), English (6.3%), Irish (5.9%), Syrian (5.3%), Italian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 5.16 square miles.

Population density: 2,062 people per square mile   (low).

Morro Bay, California map

1,119 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 2.3% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

10.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,501 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,114 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.38 N, Longitude: 120.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,395 (-13.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,517 (32.1%)

Area code: 805

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

Morro Bay tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Morro Bay, CA
Historical housing units in Morro Bay, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +754 (+7.9%).
Most common industries in Morro Bay, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Morro Bay, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Morro Bay, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Morro Bay, California environmental map by EPA

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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 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 12.7 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 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.57
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.33
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Morro Bay-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 776% 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 Morro Bay center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 216.9 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 130.2 miles away from Morro Bay 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 259.0 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 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
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).
Morro Bay topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Morro Bay:

  • BAYSIDE CARE CENTER (1405 TERESA DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Morro Bay:

  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (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)
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • BESTCARE CENTRAL COAST HHA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • HOSPICE PARTNERS OF THE CENTRAL COAST (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • DANISH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ATASCADERO, 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.

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

  • Cuesta College (about 8 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 39 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 81 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 86 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 88 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 94 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)

Public high school in Morro Bay:

  • MORRO BAY HIGH (Students: 638, Location: 235 ATASCADERO RD., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Morro Bay:

  • DEL MAR ELEMENTARY (Location: 501 SEQUOIA ST., Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Morro Bay

Points of interest:

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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

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

MONTANA DE ORO STATE PARK (Address: 11 State Park Road , Population served: 994, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Morro Bay:

Marital status in Morro Bay, CA
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

For population 25 years and over in Morro Bay:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
California average:

15.0

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

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Religion statistics for Morro Bay, 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
This 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
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Morro Bay:

51.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.3%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Morro Bay:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Morro Bay:

56.1%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Morro Bay:

76.9%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Morro Bay, 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 17$128,868$90,9660$0
Other and Unallocable 12$73,520$73,5201$797
Parks and Recreation 11$54,413$59,36039$32,606
Sewerage 11$54,626$59,5921$2,798
Firefighters 11$90,440$98,66215$12,830
Water Transport and Terminals 7$33,006$56,5824$10,160
Financial Administration 6$40,718$81,4360$0
Water Supply 5$24,060$57,7441$1,107
Police - Other 5$26,809$64,3423$3,598
Other Government Administration 3$22,253$89,0125$3,381
Judicial and Legal 2$17,851$107,1060$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,559$51,3540$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,709
Totals for Government 92$575,123$75,01670$68,986

Morro Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,864,000 ($175.27)
    Sewerage: $1,170,000 ($110.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $539,000 ($50.68)
    Regular Highways: $255,000 ($23.98)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,207,000 ($395.58)
    Police Protection: $3,462,000 ($325.53)
    Sewerage: $2,712,000 ($255.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,131,000 ($200.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,061,000 ($193.79)
    Central Staff Services: $1,698,000 ($159.66)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,467,000 ($137.94)
    General - Other: $772,000 ($72.59)
    Financial Administration: $616,000 ($57.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $606,000 ($56.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $584,000 ($54.91)
    Regular Highways: $554,000 ($52.09)
    Transit Utilities: $211,000 ($19.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000 ($12.98)
    Health - Other: $45,000 ($4.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($4.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($10.91)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($4.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,585,000 ($713.21)

Morro Bay government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,649,000 ($343.11)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,865,000 ($175.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $440,000 ($41.37)
    Other: $357,000 ($33.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $122,000 ($11.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $74,000 ($6.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $273,000 ($25.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $602,000 ($56.61)
    Rents: $389,000 ($36.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($1.50)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($1.22)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,430,000 ($322.52)
    Transit Utilities: $36,000 ($3.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,453,000 ($136.62)
    Highways: $310,000 ($29.15)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($15.98)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($2.35)
    General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($2.35)
    Transit Utilities: $24,000 ($2.26)
  • Tax - Property: $3,576,000 ($336.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,784,000 ($261.78)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,849,000 ($173.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $513,000 ($48.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $223,000 ($20.97)
    Other License: $63,000 ($5.92)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $47,000 ($4.42)

Morro Bay government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,150,000 ($108.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,067,000 ($100.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($7.80)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $461,000 ($43.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,609,000 ($1373.67)

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 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

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
See more detailed statistics of Morro Bay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 46.7mTotal length
  • $1,851,000Total costs
  • 220,744Total average daily traffic
  • 8,345Total average daily truck traffic
  • 262,868Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Morro Bay, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Morro Bay, CA
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 in Morro Bay, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Morro Bay, CA - Value

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

  • Embarcadero Inn, 456 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, California 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2700
  • Blue Sail Inn, 851 Market Ave, Morro Bay, California 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-7132, Fax: (805) 772-8406
  • El Ranch Best Western, 2460 Main St, Morro Bay, California 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-2212
  • Comfort Inn Downtown, 590 Morro Ave, Morro bay, California 93442 , Phone: (805) 772-4483
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Morro Bay, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Morro Bay, CA
  • 84.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Morro Bay, CA
  • 78.6%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 3.1%No fuel used
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Morro Bay compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #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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