Arroyo Grande

Overview for Arroyo Grande, CA

31,864 people live in Arroyo Grande, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $45,320. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Arroyo Grande, CA

Arroyo Grande has 12,182 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arroyo Grande do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,864 people call Arroyo Grande home. The population density is 161.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.93 / 52.07%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

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Schools in Arroyo Grande, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arroyo Grande. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Arroyo Grande Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
Branch Elementary
K - 6th
8th - 12th
Ocean View Elementary
K - 6th
K - 12th
No rating available
St Patricks Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
K - 6th
9th - 12th
Valley View Adventist Academy
K - 10th
No rating available
7th - 8th
7th - 8th

Around Arroyo Grande, CA

There's plenty to do around Arroyo Grande, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Talley Farms Fresh Harvest, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery, and Alban Vinyards.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.58 miles 92 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 3.86 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.76 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.46 miles 185 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 80 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Active 2.95 miles 3 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Arroyo Grande is a charming city located on the Central Coast of California, and there are several reasons why people may want to move there. Here's an overview of some key factors:

  1.     Natural Beauty: Arroyo Grande is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. It is nestled in the picturesque Arroyo Grande Valley and is just a short drive away from stunning beaches and scenic coastal landscapes. The area offers numerous outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring the nearby dunes.
  2.     Climate: The climate in Arroyo Grande is mild and enjoyable throughout the year. The city experiences a Mediterranean climate with pleasant temperatures, mild winters, and warm summers. This makes it an attractive location for those who prefer a moderate climate.
  3.     Small-Town Charm: Arroyo Grande has managed to maintain its small-town charm despite its proximity to larger cities like San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria. The downtown area features historic buildings, quaint shops, and a welcoming community atmosphere. Residents often appreciate the slower pace of life and the sense of community found in this close-knit city.
  4.     Strong Community Spirit: Arroyo Grande has a strong sense of community and offers numerous events and festivals that bring people together. The city hosts the annual Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival and the Strawberry Festival, attracting locals and visitors alike. The community also actively supports local businesses and artisans.
  5.     Quality of Life: The overall quality of life in Arroyo Grande is high. The city boasts excellent schools, including Arroyo Grande High School, which has a strong academic and athletic reputation. Additionally, the area provides access to quality healthcare facilities, recreational amenities, and a low crime rate, making it an ideal place for families and retirees.
  6.     Wine Country: Arroyo Grande is part of the Central Coast wine region, renowned for its vineyards and wineries. Wine enthusiasts can explore the nearby Edna Valley and the Arroyo Grande Valley, which offer a variety of award-winning wineries and wine tasting experiences.
  7.     Proximity to Amenities: Despite its small-town atmosphere, Arroyo Grande is conveniently located near larger cities. San Luis Obispo is just a short drive away and offers additional amenities, including shopping centers, restaurants, and cultural attractions. The area is also within a few hours' drive of major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

These are just a few of the reasons why people may choose to move to Arroyo Grande. The city offers a blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and a high quality of life, making it an appealing destination for those seeking a peaceful and vibrant coastal community.

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