Pismo Beach, California Population 2024

8,050

Pismo Beach is a city located in San Luis Obispo County California. Pismo Beach has a 2024 population of 8,050. Pismo Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually but its population has decreased by -0.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,059 in 2020.

The average household income in Pismo Beach is $139,578 with a poverty rate of 7.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pismo Beach is 54.1 years, 50.4 years for males, and 57.9 years for females.

Pismo Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 82.66%
  • Two or more races: 7.35%
  • Asian: 3.64%
  • Other race: 3.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.83%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,301.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.11% (-9)
The current population of Pismo Beach, California is 8,050 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,059.

Pismo Beach, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,65482.66%
Two or more races5927.35%
Asian2933.64%
Other race2783.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1471.83%
Black or African American740.92%
Native American120.15%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Pismo Beach Population by Race

Pismo Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Pismo Beach Median Age

54.1

Total

50.4

Male

57.9

Female

Pismo Beach Adults

There are 7,098 adults, (2,358 of whom are seniors) in Pismo Beach.

Pismo Beach Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pismo Beach Sex Ratio

Female3,94749.03%
Male4,10350.97%

Pismo Beach Population by Age

Pismo Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1131.9564.635.4
Non Family1,9161.2356.243.8
Married1,7962.5272.327.7
Female2612.9283.916.1
Male1402.8146.453.6
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2.52

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pismo Beach 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

Pismo Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pismo Beach 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 black people with a rate of 98.63%.

Pismo Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$63,333

Average Earnings

$74,327

Average Male

$53,694

Average Female

Pismo Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pismo Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pismo Beach Language

89.52% of Pismo Beach residents speak only English, while 10.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.35% of the population.

Pismo Beach Language

Pismo Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,4443214.98%
Islander147147100%
Hispanic74510614.23%
Other2188639.45%
Multiple592345.74%
Asian2933210.92%
Black7411.35%
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7.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.27%

Male Poverty Rate

8.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pismo Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pismo Beach is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pismo Beach is Black, with 1.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.71%.

Pismo Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School24.21%
Less Than 9th Grade16.81%
Bachelors or Greater6.59%
Some College4.05%
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Pismo Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.39%
Female Unemployed23.38%
Female Employed1.72%
Male Employed0.82%
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Pismo Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pismo Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pismo Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pismo Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pismo Beach 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 45-54.

Pismo Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pismo Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

683

Number of Veterans

606

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

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Pismo Beach Veterans by War

count

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Pismo Beach Veterans by Age

count

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Pismo Beach Veterans by Race

Pismo Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pismo Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pismo Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pismo Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pismo Beach 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

58.89%

Born in Pismo Beach

92.46%

Native Born

7.54%

Foreign Born

3.2%

Non Citizen

4.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.46% of Pismo Beach residents were born in the United States, with 58.89% having been born in California. 3.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pismo Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,06530.04%
20288,06230.04%
20278,05930.04%
20268,05630.04%
20258,05330.04%
20248,05030.04%
20238,04730.04%
20228,04430.04%
20218,041-18-0.22%
20208,059310.39%
20198,028-48-0.59%
20188,076-3-0.04%
20178,079360.45%
20168,043851.07%
20157,958931.18%
20147,865490.63%
20137,816680.88%
20127,748590.77%
20117,689290.38%
20107,660-891-10.42%
20008,55188211.5%
19907,6692,30542.97%
19805,3641,32132.67%
19704,0432,281129.46%
19601,76233723.65%
19501,425
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Pismo Beach Population by Year