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Welcome to Arroyo Grande ...

The city of Arroyo Grande is located in San Luis Obispo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arroyo Grande has a population of 17,976 people<2> (see below for details).

Arroyo Grande was incorporated July 10, 1911.

The community of Arroyo Grande is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Arroyo Grande lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Arroyo Grande: (805)

The ZIP codes for Arroyo Grande: 93420-93421<4>

Websites for Arroyo Grande ...

Official Website: www.arroyogrande.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arroyo Grande had an population of 17,976 people. This is an increase of 4.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arroyo Grande had a population of 17,252 people (or 6.4% of the total population of San Luis Obispo County). This makes Arroyo Grande the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Arroyo Grande represents 0.05% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 306th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,252 people, the population of Arroyo Grande increased 8.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,851 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arroyo Grande.

Communities near Arroyo Grande ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arroyo Grande.

  • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Maria
    • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Arroyo Grande
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,263 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Maria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Maria<6>
  • San Luis Obispo [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Luis Obispo
    • San Luis Obispo [San Luis Obispo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Arroyo Grande
    • Estimated population in 2019: 47,459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Luis Obispo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Luis Obispo<6>
  • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
    • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Arroyo Grande
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<6>
  • Callender [San Luis Obispo County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shell Beach [San Luis Obispo County]
    • San Miguelito [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Miguelito have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Miguelito
      • San Miguelito [San Luis Obispo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Arroyo Grande
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Miguelito
    • Avila Beach [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Nipomo [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Port San Luis [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port San Luis
      • Port San Luis [San Luis Obispo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Arroyo Grande
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port San Luis
    • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betteravia
      • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Arroyo Grande
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betteravia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arroyo Grande. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arroyo Grande.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arroyo Grande. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arroyo Grande.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arroyo Grande. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arroyo Grande.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arroyo Grande ...

Looking for more information about Arroyo Grande? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arroyo Grande, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arroyo Grande.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About San Luis Obispo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arroyo Grande: www.arroyogrande.org/

The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Luis Obispo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arroyo Grande.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arroyo Grande - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arroyo Grande). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arroyo Grande or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Arroyo Grande includes: 93420 & 93421.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arroyo Grande) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arroyo Grande. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arroyo Grande

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arroyo Grande. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1188, Longitude: -120.5915    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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