Atascadero, California Population 2021

29,711
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Atascadero is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 29,711, it is the 242nd largest city in California and the 1300th largest city in the United States. Atascadero is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually but its population has increased by 4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,310 in 2010. Atascadero reached it's highest population of 30,316 in 2017. Spanning over 26 miles, Atascadero has a population density of 1,140 people per square mile.

The average household income in Atascadero is $95,276 with a poverty rate of 7.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,415 per month, and the median house value is $493,200. The median age in Atascadero is 37.7 years, 37.7 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males.

Atascadero Demographics

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

  • White: 90.07%
  • Two or more races: 4.20%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Asian: 1.75%
  • Black or African American: 1.06%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Atascadero, California is 29,711, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,257.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,310.

Atascadero, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,13890.07%
Two or More Races1,2644.20%
Some Other Race5641.87%
Asian5281.75%
Black or African American3181.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native3061.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.04%
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Atascadero Population by Race

Atascadero Population Pyramid 2021

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Atascadero Median Age

37.7


Total

37.7


Male

37.7


Female

Atascadero Adults

There are 23,613 adults, (4,687 of whom are seniors) in Atascadero.

Atascadero Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Atascadero Sex Ratio

Female

14,910

49.49%

Male

15,220

50.51%

Atascadero Population by Age

Atascadero Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Atascadero Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All62.5%37.5%
Male53%47%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female39.7%60.3%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Atascadero Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,6212.5662.5
Married6,3383.1176.4
Non Family3,7221.346.3
Female9863.3839.7
Male5753.2953

3.04

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Atascadero Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3611.70%
9th to 12th Grade6923.25%
High School Graduate5,04423.73%
Some College5,98028.13%
Associates Degree2,42811.42%
Bachelors Degree4,62121.74%
Graduate Degree2,13410.04%
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Atascadero Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atascadero Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,62416,0845,655
Hispanic3,3592,918463
Multiple Races643617252
Asian418373258
Other Race27824121
Native American26923760
Black26325280
Islander1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.72%.

Atascadero Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,870$54,500$35,879
Less Than High School$30,214$36,148$17,015
High School Grad$34,872$51,018$22,013
Some College$41,435$48,637$36,136
Bachelors Degree$59,125$76,715$46,375
Graduate Degree$81,303$85,234$77,344

$44,870

Average Earnings

$54,500

Average Male

$35,879

Average Female

Atascadero Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atascadero Language by Age

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Atascadero Language

87.26% of Atascadero residents speak only English, while 12.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.86% of the population.

Atascadero Language

Atascadero Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,5891,5806.99%
Hispanic5,48362811.45%
Other5577513.46%
Multiple1,231514.14%
Asian528305.68%
Black299227.36%
Native306144.58%

7.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.25%

Male Poverty Rate

8.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atascadero

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atascadero is Other, with 13.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atascadero is Multiple, with 4.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.88%.

Atascadero Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.75%
High School8.86%
Some College6.68%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%

Atascadero Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.49%
Male Unemployed18.21%
Female Employed4.74%
Male Employed4.11%

Atascadero Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atascadero Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,658$95,276
Families$91,362$107,292
Married Families$96,206-
Non Families$57,889$64,402
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Income by Household Type

Atascadero Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Atascadero Married by Age and Sex

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Atascadero Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atascadero Marital Status by Race

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Atascadero Marital Status

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1,844

Number of Veterans

1,756

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam687
Second Gulf War480
First Gulf War310
Korea212
World War II43

Atascadero Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+431
65 to 74411
55 to 64391
35 to 54370
18 to 34241

Atascadero Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6417.68%
Hispanic3068.05%
2 or More8410.59%
Black4617.36%
Indian3110.76%
Other215.59%
Asian214.50%

Atascadero Veterans by Race

Atascadero Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atascadero Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Atascadero Employment by Age

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Atascadero Employment by Race

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Atascadero 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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71.28%

Born in California

92.96%

Native Born

7.04%

Foreign Born

3.70%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.96% of Atascadero residents were born in the United States, with 71.28% having been born in California. 3.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Atascadero Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,711-182-0.61%
202029,893-182-0.61%
201930,075-182-0.60%
201830,257-59-0.19%
201730,3161430.47%
201630,1732630.88%
201529,9105811.98%
201429,3293291.13%
201329,0002750.96%
201228,7251400.49%
201128,5851670.59%
201028,4182,0070.74%
200026,4113,2731.33%
199023,1386,9063.61%
198016,2325,9424.66%
197010,2904,3075.57%
19605,9832,5405.68%
19503,4430.00%

Atascadero Population by Year