Morro Bay, California Population 2020

10,577
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Morro Bay is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 10,577, it is the 373rd largest city in California and the 2979th largest city in the United States. Morro Bay is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 3.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,234 in 2010. Morro Bay reached it's highest population of 10,616 in 2016. Spanning over 10 miles, Morro Bay has a population density of 1,987 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morro Bay is $77,082 with a poverty rate of 9.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,464 per month, and the median house value is $582,400. The median age in Morro Bay is 48.8 years, 44.5 years for males, and 53.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males.

Morro Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 90.51%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morro Bay, California is 10,577, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,581.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,234.

Morro Bay, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,58790.51%
Asian3082.91%
Two or More Races2602.45%
Some Other Race2452.31%
Black or African American1171.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.71%
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Morro Bay Population Pyramid 2020

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Morro Bay Median Age

48.8


Total

44.5


Male

53.6


Female

Morro Bay Adults

There are 9,066 adults, (3,026 of whom are seniors) in Morro Bay.

Morro Bay Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Morro Bay Sex Ratio

Female

5,423

51.20%

Male

5,169

48.80%

Morro Bay Households and Families

Morro Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morro Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.1%26.9%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Female49.4%50.6%
Male34.3%65.7%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7922.1858.5
Non Family2,1421.1849.5
Married2,011373.1
Female3362.5549.4
Male3033.3134.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Morro Bay Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3714.62%
9th to 12th Grade3414.24%
High School Graduate1,51318.83%
Some College2,15426.81%
Associates Degree6528.11%
Bachelors Degree1,65720.62%
Graduate Degree1,34716.76%
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Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,7906,4812,635
Hispanic787444131
Asian191188105
Multiple Races187187110
Other Race87706
Black731616
Native American434314

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 58.82%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,178$46,362$30,457
Less Than High School$20,682$20,833$
High School Grad$$59,337$11,483
Some College$30,809$30,592$30,984
Bachelors Degree$51,875$64,524$43,167
Graduate Degree$62,949$72,401$34,583

$36,178

Average Earnings

$46,362

Average Male

$30,457

Average Female

Morro Bay Language

Morro Bay Language by Age

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Morro Bay Language

87.34% of Morro Bay residents speak only English, while 12.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.39% of the population.

Morro Bay Poverty

Morro Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,3837388.80%
Hispanic1,4011097.78%
Black11710186.32%
Multiple2605019.23%
Asian3023310.93%

9.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.11%

Male Poverty Rate

11.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morro Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Black, with 86.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Hispanic, with 7.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.77%.

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Name Poverty
High School19.99%
Less Than High School15.13%
Some College7.25%
Bachelors or Greater7.23%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.93%
Male Unemployed11.93%
Male Employed6.09%
Female Employed4.05%

Morro Bay Income

Morro Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,404$77,082
Families$75,873$91,459
Married Families$87,675-
Non Families$42,202$55,731
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Morro Bay Marital Status

Morro Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

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 Veterans

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836

Number of Veterans

793

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam420
World War II97
Korea77
First Gulf War76
Second Gulf War25
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74438
75+251
35 to 54108
55 to 6425
18 to 3414
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7719.30%
2 or More5526.32%
Hispanic242.41%
Asian63.03%
Indian49.30%

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

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12.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morro Bay Employment Status

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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65.35%

Born in California

91.49%

Native Born

8.51%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

4.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.49% of Morro Bay residents were born in the United States, with 65.35% having been born in California. 4.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,577-2-0.02%
201910,579-2-0.02%
201810,581-33-0.31%
201710,614-2-0.02%
201610,616360.34%
201510,580800.76%
201410,500510.49%
201310,449830.80%
201210,366850.83%
201110,281360.35%
201010,245-105-0.10%
200010,3506860.69%
19909,6646000.64%
19809,0641,9552.46%
19707,1093,4176.77%
19603,6922,0338.33%
19501,6590.00%