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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

People

Total Population 29,084
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,450
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31%
Median Earnings25+ $44,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,905
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,364

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,275
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,166
Median House Value $383,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.6%
Irish 11.7%

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

Atascadero Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles SW of Fresno, California
County San Luis Obispo
Metro Area San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles
Standard Zip Codes 93422
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93423
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.489
Longitude -120.669

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)

Station PASO ROBLES
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 61 F
Apr Temp 40 to 73 F
Jul Temp 52 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 81 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Station MORRO BAY FIRE DEPT
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 45 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 65 F
Oct Temp 50 to 69 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Station PISMO BEACH
Distance 22.3 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
Morro Bay 10,471 $67,869
Pismo Beach 7,890 $85,000
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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Atascadero High Schools

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ATASCADERO HIGH
1 HIGH SCHOOL HILL
805-462-4300
Serves 1,717 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

WEST MALL ALTERNATIVE
6495 LEWIS AVE.
805-462-4390
A Non-traditional School
Serves 131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

DEL RIO CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL
4507 DEL RIO ROAD
805-462-4350
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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