Grover Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 13,600 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grover Beach is the 373rd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Grover Beach 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grover Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grover Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grover Beach who work in office and administrative support (12.81%), sales jobs (11.77%), and food service (7.83%).
Also of interest is that Grover Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Grover Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The population of Grover Beach overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Grover Beach, 23.18% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Grover Beach in 2010 was $28,681, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,724 for a family of four. However, Grover Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Grover Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grover Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grover Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Grover Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grover Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Grover Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.