Morro Bay, California Population 2021

10,511
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Morro Bay is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. With a 2020 population of 10,511, it is the 372nd largest city in California and the 2989th largest city in the United States . Morro Bay is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,234 in 2010. Morro Bay reached it's highest population of 10,612 in 2016. Spanning over 10 miles, Morro Bay has a population density of 1,974 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morro Bay is $82,964 with a poverty rate of 10.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,560 per month, and the median house value is $607,300. 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 Bay was:

  • White: 88.37%
  • Asian: 3.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.32%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Black or African American: 1.28%
  • Native American: 1.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morro Bay, California is 10,511 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,559.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,234.

Morro Bay, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,34888.37%
Asian3793.58%
Two or More Races3513.32%
Some Other Race2422.29%
Black or African American1351.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1231.16%
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Morro Bay Population by Race

Morro Bay Population Pyramid $2021

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Morro Bay Median Age

50.8


Total

45.9


Male

55.5


Female

Morro Bay Adults

There are 9,140 adults, (3,280 of whom are seniors) in Morro Bay.

Morro Bay Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

56

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Morro Bay Sex Ratio

Female

5,453

51.55%

Male

5,125

48.45%

Morro Bay Population by Age

Morro Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morro Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All59.1%40.9%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female45.2%54.8%
Male40.6%59.4%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morro Bay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8992.1359.1
Non Family2,2651.2150.9
Married1,9562.9274.1
Female3922.7445.2
Male2863.1340.6

2.8

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Morro Bay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2392.95%
9th to 12th Grade3324.09%
High School Graduate1,51018.61%
Some College2,10325.92%
Associates Degree6177.61%
Bachelors Degree1,80822.29%
Graduate Degree1,50418.54%
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Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,9096,6372,900
Hispanic648467138
Asian284219136
2+ Races183183123
Other Race88645
Native American646420
Black631010

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 2+ races people with a rate of 67.21%.

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,280$53,043$30,503
Less Than 9th Grade$20,536$21,442$16,500
High School Graduate$43,024$63,384$
Some College$31,721$39,417$29,403
Bachelors Degree$47,424$73,707$32,007
Graduate Degree$59,844$71,176$42,313

$38,280

Average Earnings

$53,043

Average Male

$30,503

Average Female

Morro Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morro Bay Language by Age

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Morro Bay Language

89.38% of Morro Bay residents speak only English, while 10.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.19% of the population.

Morro Bay Language

Morro Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,35585210.20%
Black13512592.59%
Multiple3517922.51%
Hispanic1,182615.16%
Asian3794010.55%

10.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morro Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Black, with 92.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Hispanic, with 5.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

Morro Bay Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.49%
Less Than 9th Grade15.32%
Bachelors or Greater10.18%
Some College8.14%

Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.22%
Male Unemployed20.69%
Male Employed6.32%
Female Employed4.79%

Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morro Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,262$82,964
Families$78,269$95,313
Married Families$95,347-
Non Families$45,276$65,133
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Income by Household Type

Morro Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

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 Over 65, 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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896

Number of Veterans

849

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam509
Korea82
World War II59
First Gulf War56
Second Gulf War49

Morro Bay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74488
75+274
35 to 5468
18 to 3436
55 to 6430

Morro Bay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8049.81%
2+ Races5824.68%
Asian278.68%
Hispanic252.90%
Native American710.94%

Morro Bay Veterans by Race

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

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13.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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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67.14%

Born in Morro Bay

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

2.69%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.76% of Morro Bay residents were born in the United States, with 67.14% having been born in California. 2.69% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,511-16-0.15%
202010,527-16-0.15%
201910,543-16-0.15%
201810,559-44-0.41%
201710,603-9-0.08%
201610,612340.32%
201510,578800.76%
201410,498510.49%
201310,447820.79%
201210,365840.82%
201110,281370.36%
201010,244-106-0.10%
200010,3506860.69%
19909,6646000.64%
19809,0641,9552.46%
19707,1093,4176.77%
19603,6922,0338.33%
19501,6590.00%

Morro Bay Population by Year