Population: 17,127

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 60%
Single 40%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Arroyo Grande has a very low population density. Arroyo Grande is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,020 Arroyo Grande
27,441 New York

City Info

Arroyo Grande, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Arroyo Grande has a population density of 3,020, with 17,127 current residents.

Out of the 17,127 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 60% of the residents are married and 40% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 78% Sun
  • 17% Rain
  • 0% Snow


56°F average temperature

  • 30 years Median home age
  • $437,780 Median home price
  • -8.39% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.63% Annual property tax
  • 66.3%
    Homes owned
  • 28.6%
    Homes rented
  • 5.1%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Arroyo Grande, the air quality is 63% and the weather, on average, is 78% sunny, 17% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Arroyo Grande, you should know that 66.3% of homes are owned while 28.6% of homes are rented, and 5.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $437,780, the median age of homes is 30 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.39% and the annual property tax is 7.63%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Arroyo Grande, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Arroyo Grande’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Arroyo Grande is 43 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 51.20% Democratic, 45.85% Republican, and 2.95% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:21


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 87%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 20%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Arroyo Grande, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.10% of residents are unemployed in Arroyo Grande (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Arroyo Grande residents: 17% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.68% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.5% are in the customer service field, 29.6% are in the sales field, 0.47% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.25%, 8.95% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.20% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.05% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Arroyo Grande, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Arroyo Grande have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.

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