Arroyo Grande, California Population 2024

18,210

Arroyo Grande is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. Arroyo Grande has a 2024 population of 18,210. Arroyo Grande is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -1.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,420 in 2020.

The average household income in Arroyo Grande is $111,161 with a poverty rate of 6.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Arroyo Grande is 45.3 years, 44.1 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Arroyo Grande Demographics

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

  • White: 78.32%
  • Two or more races: 14.47%
  • Asian: 3.58%
  • Other race: 2.42%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,067.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.14% (-210)
The current population of Arroyo Grande, California is 18,210 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,420.

Arroyo Grande, California Population 2024

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Arroyo Grande Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,43878.32%
Two or more races2,66714.47%
Asian6603.58%
Other race4462.42%
Native American1190.65%
Black or African American900.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.08%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arroyo Grande Population by Race

Arroyo Grande Population Pyramid 2024

Arroyo Grande Median Age

45.3

Total

44.1

Male

47.1

Female

Arroyo Grande Adults

There are 14,820 adults, (4,484 of whom are seniors) in Arroyo Grande.

Arroyo Grande Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Arroyo Grande Sex Ratio

Female9,84053.38%
Male8,59546.62%

Arroyo Grande Population by Age

Arroyo Grande Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5042.4262.737.3
Married4,0833.027327
Non Family2,4141.1453.646.4
Female5833.1343.456.6
Male4242.942.557.5
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arroyo Grande Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.5%.

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,007

Average Earnings

$76,196

Average Male

$45,694

Average Female

Arroyo Grande Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arroyo Grande Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arroyo Grande Language

92.52% of Arroyo Grande residents speak only English, while 7.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.44% of the population.

Arroyo Grande Language

Arroyo Grande Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,1226534.98%
Hispanic2,96630510.28%
Multiple2,6621606.01%
Other446347.62%
Asian659335.01%
Native10643.77%
Black8733.45%
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6.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.23%

Male Poverty Rate

7.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arroyo Grande

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Hispanic, with 10.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Black, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.21%.

Arroyo Grande Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.22%
Some College8.36%
High School7.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.28%
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Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed3.97%
Female Employed2.77%
Male Employed1.11%
Male Unemployed
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Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arroyo Grande Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arroyo Grande Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Arroyo Grande Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arroyo Grande Marriage

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

Arroyo Grande Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arroyo Grande Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

901

Number of Veterans

862

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

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Arroyo Grande Veterans by War

count

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Arroyo Grande Veterans by Age

count

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Arroyo Grande Veterans by Race

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Arroyo Grande Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arroyo Grande Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arroyo Grande Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.44%

Born in Arroyo Grande

93.68%

Native Born

6.32%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

4.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.68% of Arroyo Grande residents were born in the United States, with 72.44% having been born in California. 1.69% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,785-85-0.48%
202817,870-85-0.47%
202717,955-85-0.47%
202618,040-85-0.47%
202518,125-85-0.47%
202418,210-85-0.46%
202318,295-85-0.46%
202218,380-85-0.46%
202118,465450.24%
202018,4205232.92%
201917,897-73-0.41%
201817,970-11-0.06%
201717,98120.01%
201617,979390.22%
201517,9401670.94%
201417,7731350.77%
201317,6381410.81%
201217,4971370.79%
201117,360610.35%
201017,2991,4489.14%
200015,8511,47310.24%
199014,3783,08827.35%
198011,2903,83651.46%
19707,4544,163126.5%
19603,2911,56891%
19501,72363358.07%
19401,09019822.2%
193089213217.37%
192076029463.09%
1890466
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Arroyo Grande Population by Year