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 8,162 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 90.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pismo Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pismo Beach who work in sales jobs (14.26%), management occupations (11.23%), and office and administrative support (9.66%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.71% 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.
Pismo 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Pismo Beach, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Pismo Beach is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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, 40.97% 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 2010 was $42,024, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,096 for a family of four. However, Pismo Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pismo Beach include German, Italian, Irish, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Pismo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.