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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,313
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+3,089
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7%
Median Earnings25+$25,912
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,507
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,169

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,109
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$221,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)90.5%
English2.2%
Portuguese1.6%
German1.2%
Irish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Italian0.1%
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Guadalupe Almanac

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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)

StationSANTA MARIA AP
Distance7 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
Distance14.4 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
StationPISMO BEACH
Distance14.9 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
Arroyo Grande17,971$103,241
Grover Beach13,524$65,250
Lompoc43,762$54,503
Pismo Beach8,060$90,069
San Luis Obispo46,997$87,635
Santa Maria104,791$56,152

Guadalupe Public Schools

Kermit Mckenzie Junior High
4710 W. Main St.
ZIP: 93434
Middle
Total Enrollment 420
Mary Buren Elementary
1050 Peralta St.
ZIP: 93434
Primary
Total Enrollment 862
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