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Overview

Introduction to Guadalupe, California

Guadalupe, California, in Santa Barbara county, is 7 miles W of Santa Maria, California and 130 miles S of Fresno, California . The city is part of the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc metropolitan statistical area.

Guadalupe History

The city of Guadalupe was established in 1840. It was officially incorporated on August 3, 1946. The city's name honors the title given to Virgin Mary, 'Our Lady of Guadalupe.' The area of Santa Barbara County was first explored in 1542, when three Spanish ships landed in the area. The Spanish colonized Santa Barbara in 1769.

Guadalupe and Nearby Attractions

  • Santa Maria Museum of Flight.
  • La Purísima Mission Historic State Park.
  • Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum.
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
  • Pismo State Beach.

Things To Do In Guadalupe

Beachcombers will simply love going to Pismo State Beach as the area offers them with lots of outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, clam digging and hiking. Tourists can also check out the ancient La Purisma Mission Historic State Park built in 1787. This Spanish fort has been completely restored. The area is home to a number of local museums like Santa Maria Museum of Flight, Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum and others.

Guadalupe Transportation

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is nearby.

Guadalupe Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Allan Hancock College, Cuesta College and the University of California-Santa Barbara.

People

Total Population 7,218
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,829
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,504
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,043
Median House Value $203,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 1.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Guadalupe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Santa Maria, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles S of Fresno, California
County Santa Barbara
Metro Area Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - Lompoc
Standard Zip Codes 93434
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.971
Longitude -120.57

Guadalupe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANTA MARIA AP
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 54 to 74 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station TWITCHELL DAM
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 66 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 17.8 inches
Station PISMO BEACH
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 65 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 53 to 71 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arroyo Grande 17,720 $85,144
Grover Beach 13,409 $59,155
Lompoc 43,428 $51,629
Pismo Beach 7,890 $85,000
San Luis Obispo 46,337 $83,908
Santa Maria 102,618 $52,880

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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