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Morro Bay, CA (California) Houses and Residents

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Total population: 10,544 (Urban population: 10,308 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 0)

Houses: 6,457 (5,027 occupied: 2,891 owner occupied, 2,100 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

42%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,252 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,301,008.

Median contract rent in 2016: $1,270 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $799)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,051


Median gross rent in Morro Bay, CA in 2016: $1,394

Housing units in Morro Bay with a mortgage: 1,513 (23 second mortgage, 149 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,405

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $85,566

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,723

Median monthly housing costs: $1,299


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Morro Bay, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $575,152 (it was $231,400 in 2000)
Morro Bay:

$575,152
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $408,727 - $730,910
Median year house/condo built: 1972

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,677
  • In family households: 7,854 (1,444 male householders, 1,277 female householders)
    2,211 spouses, 2,348 children (2,243 natural, 40 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 41 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 62 parents, 60 other relatives, 428 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,656 (923 male householders (780 living alone)), 1,370 female householders (1,203 living alone)), 390 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 163

Size of family households: 1,668 2-persons, 501 3-persons, 332 4-persons, 222 5-persons, 12 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,991 1-person, 259 2-persons, 56 3-persons.

1,238 married couples with children.
335 single-parent households (139 men, 196 women).

85.2% of residents of Morro Bay speak English at home.
9.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (19% speak English very well, 66% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English well, 59% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,091 (10.2%)
(60.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Morro Bay, California:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 3341 bedroom
  • 9382 bedrooms
  • 1,2433 bedrooms
  • 3204 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morro Bay, California:

  • 176no bedroom
  • 4941 bedroom
  • 9422 bedrooms
  • 4063 bedrooms
  • 674 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Morro Bay in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 152no vehicle
  • 1,0111 vehicle
  • 1,1992 vehicles
  • 4363 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population

Cars and other vehicles available in Morro Bay in renter-occupied apartments

  • 134no vehicle
  • 8991 vehicle
  • 6912 vehicles
  • 1873 vehicles
  • 874 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Morro Bay, California:

  • 71 room
  • 3602 rooms
  • 1663 rooms
  • 6024 rooms
  • 6725 rooms
  • 4956 rooms
  • 4067 rooms
  • 1818 rooms
  • 1519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morro Bay, California:

  • 1571 room
  • 1082 rooms
  • 4363 rooms
  • 8004 rooms
  • 3155 rooms
  • 1636 rooms
  • 197 rooms
  • 708 rooms
  • 749+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Morro Bay, CA household income distribution

  • Morro Bay, CA household income distribution
  • 183Less than $10,000
  • 334$10,000 to $14,999
  • 229$15,000 to $19,999
  • 171$20,000 to $24,999
  • 241$25,000 to $29,999
  • 133$30,000 to $34,999
  • 239$35,000 to $39,999
  • 310$40,000 to $44,999
  • 157$45,000 to $49,999
  • 324$50,000 to $59,999
  • 803$60,000 to $74,999
  • 640$75,000 to $99,999
  • 556$100,000 to $124,999
  • 146$125,000 to $149,999
  • 240$150,000 to $199,999
  • 205$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Morro Bay, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Morro Bay, CA
  • 40Less than $10,000
  • 28$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$30,000 to $34,999
  • 44$35,000 to $39,999
  • 78$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$50,000 to $59,999
  • 31$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 16$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5$175,000 to $199,999
  • 44$200,000 to $249,999
  • 51$250,000 to $299,999
  • 255$300,000 to $399,999
  • 558$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,182$500,000 to $749,999
  • 349$750,000 to $999,999
  • 210$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 22$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Morro Bay, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Morro Bay, CA
  • 9$100 to $149
  • 11$150 to $199
  • 27$200 to $249
  • 49$250 to $299
  • 13$300 to $349
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 3$450 to $499
  • 16$500 to $549
  • 7$550 to $599
  • 11$600 to $649
  • 16$650 to $699
  • 25$700 to $749
  • 41$750 to $799
  • 241$800 to $899
  • 103$900 to $999
  • 345$1,000 to $1,249
  • 676$1,250 to $1,499
  • 361$1,500 to $1,999
  • 37$2,000 to $2,499
  • 103$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4$3,500 or more
  • 31No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 782010 or later
  • 2582000 to 2009
  • 3161990 to 1999
  • 1711980 to 1989
  • 691970 to 1979
  • 194Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Morro Bay population
Morro Bay commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 301
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 745
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 680
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 369
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 841
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 631
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 600
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 58
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 69
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 158
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 142
  • 90 or more minutes: 110
Morro Bay, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.7%
Number of people working at home: 281 (5.7% of all workers)

Morro Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,694 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 445 (12%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 60 (2%)
  • Walked: 286 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (7%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 474
 German: 467
 Italian: 349
 English: 305
 Irish: 304
 Syrian: 186
 European: 164
 Portuguese: 125
 Scottish: 117
 Swedish: 110
 Dutch: 60
 Polish: 43
 Ukrainian: 43
 Moroccan: 38
 French Canadian: 38
 British: 38
 Russian: 33
 Greek: 32
 Australian: 31
 Armenian: 29
 Norwegian: 28
 German Russian: 23
 Scandinavian: 21
 Iranian: 20
 Czech: 19
 Danish: 19
 Canadian: 19
 Czechoslovakian: 17
 Eastern European: 17
 French (except Basque): 16
 Belgian: 15
 Swiss: 14
 Scotch-Irish: 13
 Serbian: 12
 Egyptian: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 7
 Welsh: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 39%Mexico
  • 13%Syria
  • 7%Azores Islands
  • 6%Portugal
  • 5%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Canada

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,811
  • Other state: 2,664
  • Northeast: 415
  • Midwest: 831
  • South: 504
  • West: 909

84% of Morro Bay residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in California.

Morro Bay:

84.4%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15
  • 5th and 6th grade: 43
  • 7th and 8th grade: 46
  • 9th grade: 50
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 4
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 43
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 694
  • Less than 1 year of college: 306
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 748
  • Associate degree: 329
  • Bachelor's degree: 834
  • Master's degree: 290
  • Professional school degree: 155
  • Doctorate degree: 119

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 23
  • 5th and 6th grade: 47
  • 7th and 8th grade: 12
  • 9th grade: 53
  • 10th grade: 8
  • 11th grade: 44
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 41
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 842
  • Less than 1 year of college: 284
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 811
  • Associate degree: 371
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,174
  • Master's degree: 593
  • Professional school degree: 152
  • Doctorate degree: 53

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 41.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 1.1%Females
Morro Bay marital status for males
Morro Bay marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,574
  • One, attached: 293
  • Two: 350
  • 3 or 4: 294
  • 5 to 9: 160
  • 10 to 19: 148
  • 20 to 49: 70
  • 50 or more: 19
  • Mobile homes: 504
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $64,061

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.2%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Morro Bay:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morro Bay
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.6%)
  • Electricity (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (73.4%)
  • Electricity (20.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

2.3%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

4.3%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)