Arroyo Grande, California Population 2022

18,679
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Arroyo Grande is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. With a 2020 population of 18,679, it is the 366th largest city in California and the 2450th largest city in the United States. Arroyo Grande is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 1.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,441 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Arroyo Grande has a population density of 3,146 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arroyo Grande is $98,178 with a poverty rate of 5.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,557 per month, and the median house value is $610,000. The median age in Arroyo Grande is 44.6 years, 42.4 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Arroyo Grande Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arroyo Grandewas:

  • White: 82.56%
  • Two or more races: 7.68%
  • Asian: 3.97%
  • Other race: 3.09%
  • Black or African American: 1.13%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
The current population of Arroyo Grande, California is 18,679 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,441.

Arroyo Grande, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Arroyo Grande Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Arroyo Grande Population by Race

Arroyo Grande Population Pyramid 2022

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Arroyo Grande Median Age

45.8


Total

42.5


Male

47.9


Female

Arroyo Grande Adults

There are 14,327 adults, (4,171 of whom are seniors) in Arroyo Grande.

Arroyo Grande Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Arroyo Grande Sex Ratio

Female

9,731

54.29%

Male

8,193

45.71%

Arroyo Grande Population by Age

Arroyo Grande Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arroyo Grande Household Types

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arroyo Grande Households and Families

3.09

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Arroyo Grande Households by Type

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Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.14%.

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

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$53,465

Average Earnings

$70,432

Average Male

$42,470

Average Female

Arroyo Grande Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arroyo Grande Language by Age

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Arroyo Grande Language

89.42% of Arroyo Grande residents speak only English, while 10.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.74% of the population.

Arroyo Grande Language

Arroyo Grande Poverty by Race

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5.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.58%

Male Poverty Rate

6.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arroyo Grande

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Hispanic, with 8.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Multiple, with 2.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.83%.

Arroyo Grande Poverty

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Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Education

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Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arroyo Grande Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Arroyo Grande Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Arroyo Grande Married by Age and Sex

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Arroyo Grande Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arroyo Grande Marital Status by Race

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Arroyo Grande Marital Status

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1,074

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Arroyo Grande Veterans by War

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Arroyo Grande Veterans by Age

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Arroyo Grande Veterans by Race

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

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10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Arroyo Grande Employment by Age

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Arroyo Grande Employment by Race

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Arroyo Grande Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.08%

Born in Arroyo Grande

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

2.00%

Non Citizen

5.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.68% of Arroyo Grande residents were born in the United States, with 66.08% having been born in California. 2.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Arroyo Grande Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Arroyo Grande Population by Year