Pismo 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 8,168 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pismo Beach is the 449th largest community in California.
Pismo Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Pismo Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Pismo Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pismo Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pismo Beach who work in management occupations (12.27%), healthcare (11.89%), and business and financial occupations (10.49%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Pismo Beach 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.
Despite being a small city, Pismo Beach has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Pismo Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pismo Beach, 46.13% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Pismo Beach in 2018 was $60,912, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,648 for a family of four. However, Pismo Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pismo Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pismo Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pismo Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pismo Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pismo Beach include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Pismo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.