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Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the San Luis Obispo metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish words for "big brook."

The latitude of Arroyo Grande is 35.118N. The longitude is -120.589W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,373.


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Median household income
Local
$48,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arroyo Grande demographic reports
Arroyo Grande is just east of the Pacific Ocean.
The town was once a stagecoach station.

Severe drought in the 1860s forced the ranches to subdivide property and sell to settlers.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Little Giants"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Arroyo Grande web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Arroyo Grande residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arroyo Grande ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arroyo Grande was $24,311, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Arroyo Grande, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $683.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,408.


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Libraries in Arroyo Grande include South County Library ... View libraries

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Arroyo Grande workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arroyo Grande between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Arroyo Grande include Abella Garden Inn B & B, Best Western Casa Grande Inn, Econo Lodge Arroyo Grande.

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