Morro Bay, CA

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Living in Morro Bay

Morro Bay 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 10,757 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morro Bay is the 410th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Morro Bay 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.

Morro Bay is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Morro Bay is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morro Bay who work in sales jobs (13.69%), office and administrative support (11.51%), and management occupations (9.82%).

A relatively large number of people in Morro Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about Morro Bay is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The citizens of Morro Bay are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.62% of adults in Morro Bay have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morro Bay in 2018 was $42,579, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,316 for a family of four. However, Morro Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morro Bay is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Morro Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morro Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Morro Bay also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morro Bay include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Morro Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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