Morro Bay is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. With a 2020 population of 10,861, it is the 471st largest city in California and the 3846th largest city in the United States. Morro Bay is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,757 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Morro Bay has a population density of 2,040 people per square mile.
The average household income in Morro Bay is $82,964 with a poverty rate of 8.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,579 per month, and the median house value is $651,400. The median age in Morro Bay is 50.8 years, 45.9 years for males, and 55.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morro Baywas:
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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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.
87.87% of Morro Bay residents speak only English, while 12.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.97% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is White, with 9.06% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Hispanic, with 3.49% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.74%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Morro Bay
95.90% of Morro Bay residents were born in the United States, with 65.12% having been born in California. 1.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.