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

The community was named after the Latin word for Wales.

The latitude of Cambria is 35.564N. The longitude is -121.079W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,232.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$45,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cambria demographic reports
Cambria is on the Pacific coast.
Former and merged names include:
· Slabtown
Cambria started as a fishing and quicksilver mining town.
Local foods: olallieberry pie (an olallieberry is two-thirds blackberry and one-third European red raspberry)
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "Arachnophobia"
Local festivals include:
  • Pinedorado Days - Sept. 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cambria web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: San Simeon State Beach Park, Moonstone Beach, Shamel County Park
Cambria attractions: Hearst Castle

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cambria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Luis Obispo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Luis Obispo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93435 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cambria was $29,620, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Cambria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cambria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $747.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.


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Libraries in Cambria include Cambria 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 Cambria political report.

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The average commute time for Cambria workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cambria include Best Western, Blue Dolphin Inn, Burton Inn, Cambria Pines Lodge, Cambria Shores Inn, Creekside Inn, Cypress Cove Inn, Fog Catcher Inn, Little Sur Inn, Mariners Inn ... More hotels.

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