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Morro Bay is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the San Luis Obispo metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "crown-shaped rock"

The latitude of Morro Bay is 35.365N. The longitude is -120.848W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,372.


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Median household income
Local
$34,379
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morro Bay demographic reports
Morro Bay is on the Pacific Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Murder by Numbers"
Nearby parks & recreation: Monta?a de Oro State Park, Morro Bay State Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Natural History

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Morro Bay residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morro Bay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morro Bay was $21,687, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Morro Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Morro Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $635.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,260.


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Libraries in Morro Bay include Morro Bay Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Morro Bay include K09UF.

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San Luis Obispo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morro Bay political report.

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The average commute time for Morro Bay workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Morro Bay between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Morro Bay include Ascot Inn, Ascot Suites, Best Western, Best Western El Rancho, Best Western Tradewinds Motel, Econo Lodge Morro Bay, Econo Lodge South, Embarcadero Inn, Holland Inn, Inn at Morro Bay ... More hotels.

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