Oceano, California Population 2024

7,119

Oceano is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. Oceano has a 2024 population of 7,119. Oceano is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -6.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,601 in 2020.

The average household income in Oceano is $86,152 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median age in Oceano is 44.2 years: 41.8 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Oceano Demographics

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

  • White: 66.89%
  • Other race: 16.48%
  • Two or more races: 13.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.69%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,633.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.34% (-482)
The current population of Oceano, California is 7,119 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,601.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,87466.89%
Other race1,20116.48%
Two or more races95713.13%
Black or African American1231.69%
Asian851.17%
Native American470.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oceano Population by Race

Oceano Population Pyramid 2024

Oceano Median Age

44.2

Total

41.8

Male

44.6

Female

Oceano Adults

There are 5,681 adults, (1,931 of whom are seniors) in Oceano.

Oceano Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Oceano Sex Ratio

Female3,58249.16%
Male3,70550.84%

Oceano Population by Age

Oceano Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9832.4463.136.9
Non Family1,3181.135644
Married1,1553.5569.130.9
Female3723.5869.930.1
Male1382.6761.638.4

3.42

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oceano Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade55010.42%
Associates Degree79515.06%
Bachelors Degree76014.4%
Graduate Degree2294.34%
High School Graduate1,01319.19%
Less Than 9th Grade4147.84%
Some College1,51828.76%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oceano Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oceano Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,0912,819636
Hispanic1,7871,120245
Other Race626408140
2+ Races551431148
Black1231230
Asian666630
Native American34270

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.45%.

Oceano Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,703$77,130$39,338
Graduate Degree$93,732$101,042$93,548
High School Graduate$30,030$29,528$30,410
Less Than 9th Grade$27,344$39,500$25,417
Overall$41,296$48,661$36,250
Some College$45,351$0$46,625

$41,296

Average Earnings

$48,661

Average Male

$36,250

Average Female

Oceano Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oceano Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oceano Language

70.49% of Oceano residents speak only English, while 29.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.16% of the population.

Oceano Language

Oceano Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,12460419.33%
White3,6673609.82%
Multiple95729731.03%
Other1,20117114.24%

13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.69%

Male Poverty Rate

13.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oceano

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oceano is Multiple, with 31.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oceano is White, with 9.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.55%.

Oceano Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.15%
Some College12.06%
Bachelors or Greater10.72%
High School4.15%

Oceano Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.94%
Female Employed6.05%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Oceano Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oceano Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,658$110,235
Households$73,084$86,152
Married Families$97,708$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,000$52,084

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oceano Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Oceano Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oceano Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oceano Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oceano Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

791

Number of Veterans

703

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam393
Second Gulf War190
Korea170
First Gulf War82
World War II0

Oceano Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74327
75+266
35 to 54120
18 to 3444
55 to 6434

Oceano Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White72417.7%
2+ Races538.75%
Hispanic311.54%
Other Race141.92%

Oceano Veterans by Race

Oceano Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oceano Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Oceano Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oceano Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oceano 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

62.26%

Born in Oceano

82.42%

Native Born

17.58%

Foreign Born

7.9%

Non Citizen

9.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.42% of Oceano residents were born in the United States, with 62.26% having been born in California. 7.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oceano Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20247,119-84-1.17%
20237,203-84-1.15%
20227,287-84-1.14%
20217,371-230-3.03%
20207,6011141.52%
20197,487-191-2.49%
20187,678-110-1.41%
20177,788-474-5.74%
20168,2624055.15%
20157,8575026.83%
20147,355-98-1.31%
20137,453-90-1.19%
20127,543871.17%
20117,4561702.33%
20107,28600%

Oceano Population by Year