Morro Bay, California Population 2022

10,861
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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.

Morro Bay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morro Baywas:

  • White: 85.74%
  • Asian: 5.49%
  • Two or more races: 4.72%
  • Other race: 3.73%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morro Bay, California is 10,861 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,757.

Morro Bay, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Morro Bay Population by Race

Morro Bay Population Pyramid 2022

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Morro Bay Median Age

52


Total

49.5


Male

53.7


Female

Morro Bay Adults

There are 9,157 adults, (3,191 of whom are seniors) in Morro Bay.

Morro Bay Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Morro Bay Sex Ratio

Female

5,594

52.81%

Male

4,998

47.19%

Morro Bay Population by Age

Morro Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morro Bay Household Types

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morro Bay Households and Families

2.91

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Morro Bay Households by Type

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Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morro Bay 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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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$49,689

Average Earnings

$60,901

Average Male

$37,917

Average Female

Morro Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morro Bay Language by Age

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Morro Bay Language

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.

Morro Bay Language

Morro Bay Poverty by Race

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8.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.16%

Male Poverty Rate

9.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morro Bay

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%.

Morro Bay Poverty

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Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morro Bay Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Morro Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Morro Bay Married by Age and Sex

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Morro Bay 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 55-64.

Morro Bay Marital Status by Race

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Morro Bay Marital Status

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1,044

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Morro Bay Veterans by War

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Morro Bay Veterans by Age

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Morro Bay Veterans by Race

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

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7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Morro Bay Employment by Age

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Morro Bay Employment by Race

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Morro Bay 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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65.12%

Born in Morro Bay

95.90%

Native Born

4.10%

Foreign Born

1.77%

Non Citizen

2.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Morro Bay Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Morro Bay Population by Year