Morro Bay, California Population 2024

10,518

Morro Bay is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. Morro Bay has a 2024 population of 10,518. Morro Bay is currently declining at a rate of -0.84% annually and its population has decreased by -2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,751 in 2020.

The average household income in Morro Bay is $112,145 with a poverty rate of 9.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Morro Bay is 52.1 years, 52.4 years for males, and 51.9 years for females.

Morro Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 78.57%
  • Other race: 8.45%
  • Two or more races: 6.81%
  • Asian: 5.37%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Black or African American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,975.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.17% (-233)
The current population of Morro Bay, California is 10,518 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,751.

Morro Bay, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,45978.57%
Other race9108.45%
Two or more races7336.81%
Asian5785.37%
Native American620.58%
Black or African American240.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Morro Bay Population by Race

Morro Bay Population Pyramid 2024

Morro Bay Median Age

52.1

Total

52.4

Male

51.9

Female

Morro Bay Adults

There are 9,417 adults, (3,079 of whom are seniors) in Morro Bay.

Morro Bay Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Morro Bay Sex Ratio

Female5,50851.16%
Male5,25848.84%

Morro Bay Population by Age

Morro Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8522.1857.742.3
Married2,1762.9871.528.5
Non Family2,0691.1944.555.5
Female3552.9258.941.1
Male2522.3545.254.8
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Morro Bay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.31%.

Morro Bay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$60,246

Average Earnings

$75,637

Average Male

$45,482

Average Female

Morro Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morro Bay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Morro Bay Language

86.9% of Morro Bay residents speak only English, while 13.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.29% of the population.

Morro Bay Language

Morro Bay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,9047088.96%
Hispanic1,51315510.24%
Other91013514.84%
Multiple7337810.64%
Native625182.26%
Asian578345.88%
Black241354.17%
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9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.48%

Male Poverty Rate

10.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morro Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Native, with 82.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morro Bay is Asian, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.7%.

Morro Bay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College10.51%
Less Than 9th Grade5.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%
High School5.22%
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Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.63%
Female Unemployed10.09%
Male Employed7.46%
Female Employed7.45%
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Morro Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morro Bay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Morro Bay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Morro Bay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Morro Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Morro Bay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Morro Bay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,101

Number of Veterans

1,074

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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Morro Bay Veterans by War

count

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Morro Bay Veterans by Age

count

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Morro Bay Veterans by Race

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morro Bay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Morro Bay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Morro Bay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Morro Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.75%

Born in Morro Bay

94.17%

Native Born

5.83%

Foreign Born

3.54%

Non Citizen

2.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.17% of Morro Bay residents were born in the United States, with 63.75% having been born in California. 3.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morro Bay Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,073-89-0.88%
202810,162-89-0.87%
202710,251-89-0.86%
202610,340-89-0.85%
202510,429-89-0.85%
202410,518-89-0.84%
202310,607-89-0.83%
202210,696-89-0.83%
202110,785340.32%
202010,7512142.03%
201910,537-66-0.62%
201810,603-48-0.45%
201710,65120.02%
201610,649590.56%
201510,590940.9%
201410,496510.49%
201310,445720.69%
201210,373670.65%
201110,306500.49%
201010,256-94-0.91%
200010,3506867.1%
19909,6646006.62%
19809,0641,95527.5%
19707,1093,41792.55%
19603,6922,033122.54%
19501,659
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Morro Bay Population by Year