Arroyo Grande is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 18,087 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arroyo Grande is the 329th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Arroyo Grande are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities, Arroyo Grande isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Arroyo Grande are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arroyo Grande is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arroyo Grande who work in management occupations (14.14%), sales jobs (11.42%), and office and administrative support (10.52%).
Arroyo Grande is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Arroyo Grande citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.61% of adults in Arroyo Grande have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Arroyo Grande in 2010 was $39,245, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,980 for a family of four. However, Arroyo Grande contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Arroyo Grande is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arroyo Grande home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arroyo Grande residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Arroyo Grande also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arroyo Grande include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Arroyo Grande is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.