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Overview

Introduction to Grover Beach, California

Grover Beach, California, in San Luis Obispo County, is 15 miles NW of Santa Maria, California (center to center) and 122 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is considered part of the San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles metropolitan area. Grover Beach has a population of 13,067.

Grover Beach History

Grover Beach was founded in 1887 by Dwight William Grover who planned to construct a hotel and railway station nearby. It was later incorporated in 1959. The name was changed from 'City of Grover', to 'Grover Beach' in 1992. Amtrak began its railway service through the city in 1996.

Grover Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Harbor Lights Gallery
  • Pismo Beach Pier
  • Pacific Adventure Tour
  • Community Presbyterian Church
  • Cost Plus World Market

Things To Do In Grover Beach

Grover Beach has a beautiful sandy beach and is surrounded by rolling hills. This combination makes it a very popular destination and the city really knows how to pamper its tourists by providing them with a wide variety of entertainment. Fishing, clamming, dune hiking, golfing, wine tasting, horse riding and skateboarding are only some of the popular activities.

Grover Beach Transportation

The San Luis County Regional Airport is nearby.

Grover Beach Higher Education

Cuesta College provides higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,484
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+6,395
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,896
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,009

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,789
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,200
Median House Value$430,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.1%
German12.5%
Irish11.6%
English8.3%
French Except Basque4.6%
Italian4.1%
Portuguese2.8%
Danishn2.8%
Norwegian2.6%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish2.1%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1%
Welsh0.9%
Macedonian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Australian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Grover Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Luis Obispo County
Standard Zip Codes93433
P.O. Box Zip Codes93483
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.12
Approximate Longitude-120.61

Grover Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPISMO BEACH
Distance4.7 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
StationSANTA MARIA AP
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 64 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp54 to 74 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationTWITCHELL DAM
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 66 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip17.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arroyo Grande17,842$93,708
Guadalupe7,252$44,071
Morro Bay10,519$70,417
Pismo Beach7,984$88,825
San Luis Obispo46,716$80,357
Santa Maria103,642$53,033

Grover Beach Public Schools

Fairgrove Elementary
2101 The Pike
ZIP: 93433
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Grover Beach Elementary
365 S. 10th St.
ZIP: 93433
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Grover Heights Elementary
770 N. Eigth St.
ZIP: 93433
Primary
Total Enrollment 445

Grover Beach Private Schools

Dandy Lion Montessori School
1089 Baden Ave
ZIP: 93433
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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