San Simeon, California

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Population in 2010: 462.
Males: 286  (62.0%)
Females: 176  (38.0%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93452.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $77,265
San Simeon:

$77,265
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,308

San Simeon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $637,000
San Simeon:

$637,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $694,433; detached houses: $753,356; townhouses or other attached units: $508,788; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $369,607; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $385,927; mobile homes: $323,600; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $79,575

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,244.

March 2019 cost of living index in San Simeon: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.4%

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Ancestries: European (3.1%), Swiss (2.8%), American (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

184 residents are foreign born (25.5% Latin America).

This place:

27.9%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $619 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (64.2 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (110.8 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (192.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Cambria, CA (2.9 miles ),
Oak Shores, CA (3.8 miles ),
Lake Nacimiento, CA (4.3 miles ),
Lockwood, CA (4.7 miles ),
Cayucos, CA (4.7 miles ),
Morro Bay, CA (5.1 miles ),
Bradley, CA (5.1 miles),
Templeton, CA (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.64 N, Longitude: 121.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Distribution of median household income in San Simeon, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in San Simeon, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
California:

7.9%

Earthquake activity:

San Simeon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7215% 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 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 131.4 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 191.3 miles away from San Simeon 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 106.4 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 6.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 6.4 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Simeon:

  • Cuesta College (about 34 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,518)
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 39 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 17,345)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 66 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Hartnell College (about 77 miles; Salinas, CA; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (about 77 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,588)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (about 77 miles; Monterey, CA; FT enrollment: 4,951)
  • California State University-Monterey Bay (about 78 miles; Seaside, CA; FT enrollment: 5,125)

Public high schools in San Simeon:

Private high schools in San Simeon:

  • MARY STAR OF THE SEA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 517, Location: 2500 N TAPER AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ROLLING HILLS PREP SCHOOL (Students: 227, Location: 1 ROLLING HILLS PREP WAY, Grades: 6-12)
  • RENAISSANCE SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES (Students: 71, Location: 1 ROLLING HILLS PREP WAY, Grades: 5-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in San Simeon:

Private elementary/middle schools in San Simeon:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 560, Location: 1226 W SANTA CRUZ ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • MARY STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL (Students: 262, Location: 717 S CABRILLO AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in San Simeon

Points of interest:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroyo Del Padre Juan (A), Pico Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Cavalier Oceanfro (9415 Hearst Drive).

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 San Simeon that have no violations reported:

  • HEARST MEMORIAL STATE BEACH (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in San Simeon:

Marital status in San Simeon, CA
  • Never married: 13.1%
  • Now married: 68.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in San Simeon:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for San Simeon, 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
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
This 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.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

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

14.5%
California:

17.9%

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 San Simeon, CA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Motel 61
Days Inn1Quality1

Strongest AM radio stations in San Simeon:

  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMBX (700 AM; 10 kW; SOLEDAD, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KKMC (880 AM; 10 kW; GONZALES, CA; Owner: MONTEREY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Simeon:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KOTR (94.9 FM; CAMBRIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDKL (88.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLUN (103.1 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

San Simeon fatal accident list:

Jul 10, 2016 01:00 PM, Sr-1, Pico Ave, Lat: 35.614969, Lon: -121.146397, Vehicles: 7, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1
Jul 22, 2005 06:05 PM, Sr-1, Pico Ave, Lat: 35.614900, Lon: -121.146500, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.4mTotal length
  • $5,033,000Total costs
  • 10,700Total average daily traffic
  • 217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,220Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 750 Hearst Castle Road (114215) (Lat: 35.686194 Lon: -121.171139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 27.7 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ332
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2012, Expiration Date: 10/01/2022, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Charles Haun, End Of Pico Ave On Hill, San Simeon Ca (Lat: 35.618972 Lon: -121.143306), Type: 8.0, Structure height: 06079 m, Overall height: 8 m, Registrant: San Simeon Community Cable Inc, Charles@symlinc.Com, , Paso -Robles, Phone: (805) 748-2401

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • PIEDRASBLNCSLO, Piedras Blancas Point 15 Km Nw (Lat: 35.665056 Lon: -121.284611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KGJ739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 12/27/2023, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5102, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Hearst San Simeon Shm Castle (Lat: 35.684972 Lon: -121.167417), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNKD352,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.675 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/08/2024, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2016, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • PIEDRASBLNCSLO, Piedras Blancas Point 15 Km Nw (Lat: 35.666111 Lon: -121.283861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.5 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPBX852,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.415 MHz, 151.415 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • PIEDRASBLNCSLO, Piedras Blancas Point 9 Km Nw (Lat: 35.666111 Lon: -121.283861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 15.8 m, Call Sign: KNFC525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.5600 MHz, 44.9200 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 03/31/2022, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • HEARSTCHINAHILL, 750 Hearst Castle Road (Lat: 35.686139 Lon: -121.171111), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 28.7 m, Overall height: 29.7 m, Call Sign: WQKD965,
    Assigned Frequencies: 811.937 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2019, Expiration Date: 04/14/2029, Certifier: John Lemmon, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7523J, N7523J, N-7523J, Serial Number: 28R-31100, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory R Wilson, Po Box 142, San Simeon, CA 93452

Fire-safe hotels and motels in San Simeon, California:

  • Quality Inn, 9260 Castillo Dr, San simeon, California 93452 , Phone: (805) 927-3998, Fax: (805) 927-8268
  • Days Inn, 9280 Castillo Dr, San simeon, California 93452 , Phone: (805) 927-8650, Fax: (805) 927-4800
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in San Simeon, California
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in San Simeon, CA
  • 100.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in San Simeon, CA
  • 60.9%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 13.2%No fuel used


San Simeon compared to California state average:

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

San Simeon on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #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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