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Overview

Introduction to Atascadero, California

Atascadero, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 39 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center) and 100 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles metropolitan area. 

Atascadero History

The Atascadero Colony, as the city was known at an earlier time, was originally envisioned as a model community. It was founded in the year 1913 by E. G. Lewis and incorporated in 1979. Little evidence of Atascadero's original architecture and urban design remain today. The historic buildings and homes of the city have been destroyed to make way for more modern structures, as the famous Sunken Gardens have been bisected by Highway 101.

Atascadero and nearby Attractions

  • Atascadero Park
  • Atascadero Lake/ Paddock Park
  • Heilmann Park
  • Blankenship Park
  • Templeton Recreation Department
  • A Entertainment Now DJ Service

Things To Do In Atascadero

The city of Atascadero is rich with various recreational opportunities. The sun kissed beaches are only minutes away and prove to be one of the Central Coast's major attractions. The beaches are famous for activities like surfing, fishing, swimming, boating or simply sightseeing. The city is dotted with various parks which make for a great place for recreation.

Atascadero Transportation

Santa Maria Public airport is the nearest airport to Atascadero.

Atascadero Higher Education

The city is served by Career Training Center

Demographics

People

Total Population29,516
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+13,998
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$44,512
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,306

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,426
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,216
Median House Value$397,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.7%
German18.7%
Irish11.4%
English11.2%
Italian5.9%
French Except Basque4.8%
Scottish3%
Portuguese2.8%
Swedish2.5%
Norwegian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.5%
Danishn1.3%
Swiss0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Atascadero Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Luis Obispo County
Standard Zip Codes93422
P.O. Box Zip Codes93423
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.45
Approximate Longitude-120.71

Atascadero Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPASO ROBLES
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 61 F
Apr Temp40 to 73 F
Jul Temp52 to 91 F
Oct Temp42 to 81 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationMORRO BAY FIRE DEPT
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp45 to 63 F
Jul Temp52 to 65 F
Oct Temp50 to 69 F
Annual Precip17.6 inches
StationPISMO BEACH
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp53 to 71 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Morro Bay10,519$70,417
Pismo Beach7,984$88,825
San Luis Obispo46,716$80,357

Atascadero Hospitals

Department Of State Hospital - Atascadero
(Government - State)
10333 El Camino Real
(805) 468-2000

Atascadero Public Schools

Atascadero High
1 High Sch Hill
ZIP: 93422
High
Total Enrollment 1333
Atascadero Junior High
6501 Lewis Ave.
ZIP: 93422
Middle
Total Enrollment 740
Del Rio Continuation High
4507 Del Rio Rd.
ZIP: 93422
High
Total Enrollment 85
Fine Arts Academy
6100 Olmeda Ave.
ZIP: 93422
Middle
Total Enrollment 214
Monterey Road Elementary
3355 Monterey Rd.
ZIP: 93422
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
San Benito Elementary
4300 San Benito Rd.
ZIP: 93422
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
San Gabriel Elementary
8500 San Gabriel Rd.
ZIP: 93422
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Santa Rosa Road Academic Academy
8655 Santa Rosa Rd.
ZIP: 93422
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
West Mall Alternative
4507 Del Rio Rd.
ZIP: 93422
Other
Total Enrollment 84

Atascadero Private Schools

Childrens House Montessori School
3025 Monterey Rd
ZIP: 93422
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
North County Christian School
6225 Atascadero Mall
ZIP: 93422
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 194
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