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Nipomo is in San Luis Obispo County, in the San Luis Obispo metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term, variously translated as "house place," "village" and "foot of the hills"

The latitude of Nipomo is 35.042N. The longitude is -120.475W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 331 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,626.


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Median household income
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$49,852
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nipomo demographic reports
Founded by sea captain William Goodwin Dana, a cousin of Richard Henry Dana, author of "Two Years Before the Mast"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Nipomo Dunes, Nipomo Regional Park

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12% of Nipomo residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nipomo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nipomo was $18,824, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Nipomo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Nipomo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,349.


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

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The average commute time for Nipomo workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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