Living in Pismo Beach, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Pismo Beach SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
8.5

Pismo Beach, CA Crime Report

469
Total Crimes
5,635.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
119.40%
Above National Average

Pismo Beach, CA Cost Of Living

167
Pismo Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average

Pismo Beach, California Info Snack

Pismo Beach (Chumash: Pismu', “Tar” ) is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. The estimated population was 7,931 in 2014, up from 7,655 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Five Cities Area, a cluster of cities in that area of San Luis Obispo County. The "5 Cities" is actually only 3 cities; Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande. Oceano is a Community Service District and Shell Beach is part of Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach's motto is "Clam Capital of the World".
Population
8,116
Unemployment
2.6%
Poverty
5.8%
Median Home
$689,900
Median Income
$88,003
Median Rent
$1,678

Pismo Beach, CA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Pismo Beach in California

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2

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3

Grover Beach, CA
Population 13,538

4

Los Osos, CA
Population 16,292

5

San Luis Obispo, CA
Population 47,160

6

Arroyo Grande, CA
Population 18,039

7

Oceano, CA
Population 7,678

8

Morro Bay, CA
Population 10,592

Map Of Pismo Beach, CA

Population over time in Pismo Beach

Year Population % Change
2017 8,116 0.7%
2016 8,060 1.0%
2015 7,984 1.2%
2014 7,890 1.3%
2013 7,789 0.6%
2012 7,746 0.3%
2011 7,721 -0.4%
2010 7,753 -0.6%
2009 7,802 -
Crime/100k Pismo Beach CA USA
Violent Crime 360.4 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 36.0 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 288.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 5274.5 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 1549.9 416.2 376.0
Larceny 3544.4 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 180.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Pismo Beach

White
83.8% (6,801)
African American
2.6% (207)
American Indian
0.2% (17)
Asian
2.1% (169)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.9% (232)
Hispanic
8.5% (690)
Race Pismo Beach CA USA
White 83.8% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.6% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Pismo Beach, California

Less than $10,000
4.2% (34,031)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.3% (18,736)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.8% (54,871)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.0% (48,562)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.7% (87,182)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.2% (123,508)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (84,697)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.8% (160,790)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.3% (59,651)
$200,000 or more
17.2% (139,568)
Income Pismo Beach CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.2% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.8% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.0% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.7% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.2% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.8% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.3% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 17.2% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Pismo Beach

Female
52.8% (4,289)
Male
47.2% (3,827)
Gender Pismo Beach CA USA
Female 52.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Pismo Beach for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (162)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (162)
High School / GED
17.0% (1,379)
Some College
23.0% (1,866)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (649)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (2,029)
Master's Degree
16.0% (1,298)
Professional Degree
4.0% (324)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (243)
Education Pismo Beach CA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 17.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 16.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Pismo Beach

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I love Pismo Beach. It has so much art integrated into the town, and so many friendly faces. The area is very clean, and a lot of options if you are wanting to find entertainment. The beach is very nice, and I love how they have the home of the Monarch butterflies there.

The prices are high, but worth it. The Butterfly Grove is a wonderful free place to visit, and I would highly recommend Pismo Yogurt. A lot of bike riders, and even rentals. Very pet friendly.

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