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Overview

Introduction to Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 49 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center) and 92 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is included in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles metropolitan area.

Paso Robles History

Paso Robles is also known as the City of El Paso de Robles or simply 'Paso' to locals. It is famous for its thermal springs. The Salinan Indians were among the most historical inhabitants of Paso Robles, and thousands of years earlier, this area was known as 'Springs.' It was originally a part of a Spanish land grant that was, in 1857, purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn. The Southern Pacific Railroad reached Paso Robles in 1886, and the first train arrived on the 31st of October that year. In December 1940, a devastating fire destroyed the area's most famous hotel, and this was followed by a San Simeon earthquake on December 22, 2003. However, the area soon became a prosperous city with the thriving wine industry.

Paso Robles and Nearby Attractions

  • Hearst Castle.
  • Morro Bay.
  • Lake Nacimiento.
  • Mission San Miguel Arcangel.
  • Hunter Ranch Golf Course.
  • Arciero Winery.

Things To Do In Paso Robles

Visitors in Paso Robles can take a tour of the Hearst Castle that was built in 1919 by the multi-millionaire and media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Children can enjoy the free exhibit with a Treasure Hunt map, and they are even given prizes for participation. The Lake Nacimiento is a beautiful hangout where one can rent a boat, water-ski, wakeboard and even go fishing. The city boasts of pristine fairways lined with century-old oak trees, lakes and natural grasses. The Hunter Ranch Golf Course, set atop a beautiful vista, is the perfect place to enjoy a game of golf surrounded by century-old oak trees and lakes.

Paso Robles Transportation

Paso Robles Muni is the nearest airport.

Paso Robles Higher Education

Cuesta College serves the area.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Paso Robles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles SW of Fresno, California
County San Luis Obispo
Metro Area San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles
Standard Zip Codes 93446
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93447
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.64
Longitude -120.69

Paso Robles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Paso Robles, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adelaide (93446)

Heritage Ranch (93446)

Nacimiento Lake (93446)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atascadero 29,084 $79,275
Morro Bay 10,471 $67,869
San Luis Obispo 46,337 $83,908

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

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