Pismo Beach, California

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Population in 2017: 8,237 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 3,772  (45.8%)
Females: 4,465  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93449.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,731 (it was $46,396 in 2000)
Pismo Beach:

$82,731
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $53,765 (it was $30,835 in 2000)

Pismo Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $758,511 (it was $262,600 in 2000)
Pismo Beach:

$758,511
CA:

$509,400

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

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,645.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pismo Beach: 112.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.5% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.4% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pismo Beach, CA (2017)
    • 6,78483.2%White alone
    • 6618.1%Hispanic
    • 3594.4%Two or more races
    • 1822.2%Asian alone
    • 1141.4%Black alone
    • 230.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Pismo Beach, California as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pismo Beach is 1,351 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Pismo Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.5)
1
(11.9)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(35.2)
1
(11.8)
4
(47.8)
2
(23.5)
2
(23.3)
3
(34.7)
2
(25.8)
7
(89.8)
5
(63.9)
2
(25.3)
5
(62.5)
4
(48.4)
3
(36.2)
3
(36.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(58.6)
4
(47.1)
5
(59.7)
6
(70.5)
5
(58.3)
5
(57.9)
5
(64.6)
7
(89.8)
3
(38.3)
8
(101.1)
5
(62.5)
6
(72.6)
4
(48.2)
3
(36.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(293.1)
42
(494.4)
12
(143.4)
17
(199.9)
8
(93.3)
16
(185.2)
24
(309.9)
22
(282.1)
14
(178.9)
16
(202.3)
10
(125.0)
2
(24.2)
35
(422.1)
24
(288.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
90
(1,055)
109
(1,283)
54
(645.2)
64
(752.4)
75
(874.8)
75
(868.2)
84
(1,085)
79
(1,013)
146
(1,866)
162
(2,048)
142
(1,775)
80
(968.1)
88
(1,061)
129
(1,550)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
272
(3,189)
291
(3,426)
276
(3,298)
274
(3,221)
306
(3,569)
267
(3,091)
205
(2,647)
214
(2,744)
159
(2,032)
212
(2,680)
361
(4,514)
410
(4,961)
283
(3,413)
295
(3,544)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(199.3)
26
(306.1)
25
(298.7)
15
(176.3)
11
(128.3)
5
(57.9)
26
(335.7)
12
(153.9)
12
(153.4)
13
(164.3)
24
(300.1)
23
(278.3)
22
(265.3)
15
(180.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.3)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)321.7420.8309.7275.6269.1271.2310.7348.2322.6354.7422.6353.8359.9362.0

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City-data.com crime index in Pismo Beach, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Italian (13.2%), German (11.1%), American (8.0%), Portuguese (6.7%), Irish (6.4%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 3.61 square miles.

Population density: 2,279 people per square mile   (low).

Pismo Beach, California map

639 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

7.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,471 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,333 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (18.3 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (92.4 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (148.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Grover Beach, CA (1.6 miles ),
Oceano, CA (1.9 miles ),
Arroyo Grande, CA (2.0 miles ),
Edna, CA (2.1 miles),
Los Ranchos, CA (2.1 miles ),
Avilla Beach, CA (2.3 miles ),
Callender, CA (2.7 miles ),
Los Berros, CA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.15 N, Longitude: 120.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +257 (+3.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 885 (22.1%)

Area code: 805

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

Pismo Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Pismo Beach, CA
Historical housing units in Pismo Beach, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +778 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in Pismo Beach, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.9%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Pismo Beach, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Engineers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Top executives (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Engineers (5.9%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)

Average climate in Pismo Beach, California

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Pismo Beach, 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 70.3. This is about average.

City:

70.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.173. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.173
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.33
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

1.78937
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.17. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.17
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Pismo Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 666% 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 27.0 miles away from Pismo Beach center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 93.9 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 236.6 miles away from Pismo Beach 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 243.4 miles away from Pismo Beach 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 149.5 miles away from the city 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 40.4 miles away from Pismo Beach 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).
Pismo Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pismo Beach:

  • PISMO BEACH DIALYSIS (320 JAMES WAY, SUITE 110)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pismo Beach:

  • BRIGHTON AVENUE HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GROVER BEACH, CA)
  • ARROYO GRANDE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
  • TAYLOR COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
  • MARIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, ARROYO GRANDE Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
  • PIKE, THE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ARROYO GRANDE, CA)
  • CHUPARROSA STREET HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • CENTRAL COAST HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Pismo Beach:

  • 3 miles: GROVER BEACH (180 GRAND AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 9 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.
  • 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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Pismo Beach:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pismo Beach:

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 11 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,345)
  • Cuesta College (about 14 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 6,518)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 20 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 68 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 69 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 75 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 89 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pismo Beach:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pismo Beach has some beaches. added by jewels

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pismo Beach: North Beach Campground (A), Pismo Dunes Travel Trailer Park (B), Pismo Coast Village Recreational Vehicle Resort (C), Holiday Recreational Vehicle Park (D), Shell Beach Branch San Luis Obispo City-County Library (E), Pismo Beach City Hall (F), Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce (G), Old Days Museum (H), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 63 Shell Beach (I), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 64 Pismo Beach (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pismo Coast Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Pismo Beach Outlet Shopping Center (2), Oak Park Heights Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pismo Beach include: Centro Evangelistico (A), Community Presbyterian Church (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Saint Pauls Catholic Church (D), Shell Beach United Methodist Church (E), Trinity Free Holiness Church (F), Word of Life Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Pismo Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Pismo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Pismo Beach include: Margo Dodd Park (1), Ocean Park (2), Palisades Park (3), Pismo Beach City Park (4), Pismo Lake Ecological Reserve (5), Spyglass Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Beachwest Boardwalk (Amusement & Theme Parks; 175 Pomeroy Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Beachwalker Inn & Suites (490 Dolliver Street) (1), Best Western Shelter Cove Lodg (2651 Price Street) (2), Beachfront Vacation Houses (Po Box 27) (3), Beach House Inn & Suites (198 Main Street) (4), Abfab Short Term Rentals (Po Box 27) (5), Beachcomber Inn (541 Cypress Street) (6), Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge (2555 Price Street) (7), Blue Seal Inn (230 Dolliver Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations 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 city:

2.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
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: 0.4% of all households
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Pismo Beach in 2000:

  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Pismo Beach (2011 data):

  • Rabobank, National Association: Pismo Beach Branch at 801 Price Street, branch established on 1986/03/03; Oak Park Branch at 865 Oak Park Boulevard, branch established on 1988/05/09. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Pacific Western Bank: Pismo Beach Branch at 831 Oak Park Blvd., branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $5,513.1 mil, Deposits: $4,614.5 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Ii Lp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pismo Beach Branch at 1401 Dolliver Street, branch established on 1934/12/24. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Pismo Beach:

Marital status in Pismo Beach, CA
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Pismo Beach:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
California average:

15.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pismo Beach, 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.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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:
Here:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pismo Beach:

18.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pismo Beach:

9.4%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Pismo Beach:

59.4%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Pismo Beach:

77.8%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pismo Beach, 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 22$179,799$98,0722$4,091
Other and Unallocable 15$97,633$78,1066$8,889
Police - Other 11$53,869$58,7661$1,410
Other Government Administration 9$71,585$95,4478$10,906
Parks and Recreation 8$36,516$54,7745$3,062
Financial Administration 7$41,475$71,1000$0
Sewerage 7$39,281$67,3390$0
Water Supply 5$21,536$51,6860$0
Streets and Highways 2$9,230$55,3800$0
Firefighters 0$0 14$11,294
Totals for Government 86$550,924$76,87336$39,652

Pismo Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,065,000 ($372.10)
    Water Utilities: $479,000 ($58.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($19.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,031,000 ($610.78)
    Central Staff Services: $4,820,000 ($585.16)
    Water Utilities: $3,997,000 ($485.25)
    Sewerage: $1,916,000 ($232.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,770,000 ($214.88)
    General - Other: $1,514,000 ($183.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,367,000 ($165.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,134,000 ($137.67)
    Regular Highways: $686,000 ($83.28)
    Parking Facilities: $260,000 ($31.56)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $72,000 ($8.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($4.37)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($1.21)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($1.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $466,000 ($56.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $53,000 ($6.43)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($1.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,954,000 ($844.24)

Pismo Beach government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,406,000 ($413.50)
    Other: $1,046,000 ($126.99)
    Parking Facilities: $565,000 ($68.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($23.19)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,000 ($1.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($1.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,409,000 ($171.06)
    Interest Earnings: $206,000 ($25.01)
    Rents: $108,000 ($13.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000 ($9.23)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,666,000 ($445.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000 ($23.43)
    Highways: $140,000 ($17.00)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($3.40)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $6,931,000 ($841.45)
    Property: $5,020,000 ($609.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,778,000 ($215.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $514,000 ($62.40)
    Other License: $296,000 ($35.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $167,000 ($20.27)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $69,000 ($8.38)

Pismo Beach government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,730,000 ($2395.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,181,000 ($2207.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,259,000 ($881.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,710,000 ($693.21)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,979,000 ($240.26)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,207,000 ($2574.60)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $508,000 ($61.67)

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 Pismo Beach, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aeropostale1McDonald's1
Best Western2Motel 61
CVS1New Balance1
Dennys1Nike1
DressBarn1Pac Sun1
Dressbarn1Quality1
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid1
FedEx3Rue211
GNC1SAS Shoes1
Gymboree1Starbucks1
H&R Block1Subway2
IZOD1Taco Bell1
Jones New York2UPS3
Journeys1Vans4
Lane Bryant1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pismo Beach:

  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KLFF (890 AM; 5 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: JERRY J. COLLINS)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 3 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PADRE SERRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • 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)
  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • 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.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSMA (1240 AM; 1 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pismo Beach:

  • KXTZ (95.3 FM; PISMO BEACH, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K244DE (96.7 FM; ARROYO GRANDE, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIDI-FM (105.5 FM; GUADALUPE, CA; Owner: EMERALD WAVE MEDIA)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRAZ (105.9 FM; SANTA YNEZ, CA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pismo Beach:

  • KAGP-LP (Channel 8; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KSSY-LP (Channel 66; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: CHERIE ERWIN)
  • 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.)
  • KFUL-LP (Channel 44; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
Pismo Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Pismo Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.5mTotal length
  • $2,577,000Total costs
  • 548,900Total average daily traffic
  • 53,963Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Pismo Beach, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pismo Beach, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pismo Beach)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Pismo Beach, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • VN0191-OAK PARK, 921 Oak Park Blvd (Lat: 35.136583 Lon: -120.605917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WQJI767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17905.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2008, Expiration Date: 09/23/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2016, Certifier: Don Houghton, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Pismo Beach, Lat: 35.148333 Lon: -120.648056, Call Sign: WQNJ446,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1440.00 MHz, 1455.00 MHz, 1470.00 MHz, 1485.00 MHz, 1500.00 MHz, 1515.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 03/06/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2011, Certifier: Argyle Nelson, Registrant: Aerial Video Systems, 712 South Main Street, Burbank, CA 91506, Phone: (818) 954-8842, Fax: (818) 954-9122, Email:
  • AVILA BEACH, Avila Beach (Lat: 35.179472 Lon: -120.712917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQOM962,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+11 more), Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • PISMO BEACH, 680 Wadsworth Street (Lat: 35.142972 Lon: -120.637778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQOM963,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz... (+11 more), Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • SLG22, 1261 Longview Avenue (Lat: 35.156639 Lon: -120.637194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WQOS517,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2012, Expiration Date: 01/17/2022, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1016, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • T17, Hillside (Lat: 35.162056 Lon: -120.654778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WRBN733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+18 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2018, Expiration Date: 05/09/2028, Certifier: Thomas J Kosta, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pismo Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pismo Beach)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED1$310,08021$413,491114$348,1174$301,03341$379,0071$159,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$395,00010$372,6790$04$412,0201$63,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$462,47829$474,8261$127,72014$444,8040$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$282,0804$464,78331$396,0300$08$330,2740$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$469,5604$435,4130$01$690,5100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$411,8500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$328,180
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pismo Beach, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pismo Beach, CA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 37 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pismo Beach, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (37.1%), and Structure Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pismo Beach, CA
    • 4637.1%Outside Fires
    • 4435.5%Structure Fires
    • 1915.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1512.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pismo Beach, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pismo Beach, California:

  • Sandcastle Inn, 100 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-2422, Fax: (805) 773-0924
  • Oxford Suites, 651 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (800) 982-7848
  • Kon Tiki Inn, 1621 Price St, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-4833, Fax: (805) 773-6541
  • Motel 6, #270, 860 4TH St, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-2665, Fax: (805) 773-0723
  • Pismo Lighthouse Suites, 2411 Price St, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 245-2411, Fax: (805) 773-2411
  • Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge, 2555 Price St, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-4671, Fax: (805) 773-2341
  • Mission Inn Of Pismo Beach, 601 James Way, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-6020, Fax: (805) 773-6021
  • Quality Inn Pismo Beach, 230 Five Cities Dr, Pismo Beach, California 93449 , Phone: (805) 773-1841, Fax: (805) 773-1944
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pismo Beach, California
Most common first names in Pismo Beach, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7475.8 years
Mary6883.4 years
William6576.4 years
Robert6272.1 years
James4571.2 years
George4177.4 years
Helen3182.5 years
Frank3079.5 years
Margaret3081.4 years
Ruth2980.0 years
Most common last names in Pismo Beach, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2577.1 years
Johnson2176.1 years
Jones1778.0 years
Miller1574.8 years
Wilson1474.8 years
Brown1481.5 years
Martin1374.0 years
Anderson1380.3 years
Clark1275.6 years
Davis1177.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pismo Beach, CA
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pismo Beach, CA
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pismo Beach 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Pismo Beach on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 (93449) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #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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