Arroyo Grande, California Population 2021

17,854
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Arroyo Grande is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 17,854, it is the 312th largest city in California and the 2043rd largest city in the United States. Arroyo Grande is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually but its population has increased by 3.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,252 in 2010. Arroyo Grande reached it's highest population of 18,057 in 2017. Spanning over 6 miles, Arroyo Grande has a population density of 3,007 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arroyo Grande is $98,178 with a poverty rate of 6.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,459 per month, and the median house value is $591,800. The median age in Arroyo Grande is 44.6 years, 42.4 years for males, and 46.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Arroyo Grande Demographics

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

  • White: 84.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.86%
  • Asian: 4.24%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Native American: 1.67%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
The current population of Arroyo Grande, California is 17,854, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,037.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,252.

Arroyo Grande, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021282,625-243-0.09%
2020282,868-243-0.09%
2019283,111-243-0.09%
2018283,3548730.31%
2017282,4816780.24%
2016281,8031,7260.61%
2015280,0771,8500.66%
2014278,2272,5310.91%
2013275,6961,5360.56%
2012274,1603,1021.13%
2011271,0581,2560.46%
2010269,8020.00%

Arroyo Grande Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,29484.81%
Two or More Races8774.86%
Asian7654.24%
Some Other Race5523.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native3021.67%
Black or African American1720.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander710.39%
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Arroyo Grande Population by Race

Arroyo Grande Population Pyramid 2021

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Arroyo Grande Median Age

44.6


Total

42.4


Male

46.9


Female

Arroyo Grande Adults

There are 14,565 adults, (3,927 of whom are seniors) in Arroyo Grande.

Arroyo Grande Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arroyo Grande Sex Ratio

Female

9,382

52.03%

Male

8,651

47.97%

Arroyo Grande Population by Age

Arroyo Grande Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arroyo Grande Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All67.5%32.5%
Male50.7%49.3%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female48.6%51.4%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arroyo Grande Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0262.5367.5
Married3,7963.0882.2
Non Family2,2661.1950.6
Female5583.6248.6
Male4063.450.7

3.03

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Arroyo Grande Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3312.55%
9th to 12th Grade4143.19%
High School Graduate3,21724.80%
Some College3,05023.51%
Associates Degree1,53111.80%
Bachelors Degree2,76921.34%
Graduate Degree1,66212.81%
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Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,2989,8163,768
Hispanic1,4621,231263
Asian647633340
Multiple Races33231360
Other Race31824627
Native American25221642
Black152152
Islander6262

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 52.55%.

Arroyo Grande Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,207$67,292$45,498
Less Than High School$29,507$32,941$2,500
High School Grad$42,325$65,816$32,374
Some College$50,982$68,964$38,371
Bachelors Degree$67,604$75,462$58,250
Graduate Degree$64,568$86,154$63,965

$53,207

Average Earnings

$67,292

Average Male

$45,498

Average Female

Arroyo Grande Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arroyo Grande Language by Age

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Arroyo Grande Language

88.10% of Arroyo Grande residents speak only English, while 11.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.78% of the population.

Arroyo Grande Language

Arroyo Grande Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6558155.97%
Hispanic2,5552449.55%
Multiple877343.88%
Asian765233.01%
Other548203.65%
Native295124.07%

6.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.93%

Male Poverty Rate

7.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arroyo Grande

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Hispanic, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arroyo Grande is Asian, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.73%.

Arroyo Grande Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.60%
High School8.42%
Some College6.44%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.29%
Male Employed2.36%
Female Employed2.01%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Arroyo Grande Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arroyo Grande Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,833$98,178
Families$107,739$116,425
Married Families$117,426-
Non Families$43,718$50,980
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Income by Household Type

Arroyo Grande Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

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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1,113

Number of Veterans

1,085

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam478
Korea237
World War II149
First Gulf War106
Second Gulf War94

Arroyo Grande Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+517
65 to 74280
55 to 64224
35 to 5452
18 to 3440

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9837.85%
Hispanic613.21%
Black4932.24%
Asian385.78%
2 or More245.27%
Other194.60%

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Race

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

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8.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arroyo Grande Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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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64.81%

Born in California

91.68%

Native Born

8.32%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

5.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.68% of Arroyo Grande residents were born in the United States, with 64.81% having been born in California. 2.88% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,854-61-0.34%
202017,915-61-0.34%
201917,976-61-0.34%
201818,037-20-0.11%
201718,05760.03%
201618,051240.13%
201518,0271680.94%
201417,8591630.92%
201317,6961740.99%
201217,5221670.96%
201117,355630.36%
201017,2921,4410.87%
200015,8511,4730.98%
199014,3783,0882.45%
198011,2903,8364.24%
19707,4544,1638.52%
19603,2911,5686.69%
19501,7236334.69%
19401,0901982.02%
19308921321.61%
19207602941.64%
18904660.00%

Arroyo Grande Population by Year