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Arroyo Grande, California

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Welcome to Arroyo Grande ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arroyo Grande has a population of 18,123 people<1> (see below for details).

Arroyo Grande was incorporated July 10, 1911.

The community of Arroyo Grande is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Arroyo Grande: (805)

The ZIP codes for Arroyo Grande: 93420-93421<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arroyo Grande had a population of 17,252 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arroyo Grande had an population of 18,123 people. This is an increase of 5.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.33% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arroyo Grande ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Arroyo Grande and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Avila Beach   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Betteravia   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Callender   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Guadalupe   [Map]   7,370   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nipomo   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Port San Luis   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Arroyo Grande.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arroyo Grande. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arroyo Grande. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Arroyo Grande:

Websites for Arroyo Grande ...

Official Website:

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About San Luis Obispo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arroyo Grande:

The official website for San Luis Obispo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arroyo Grande.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arroyo Grande - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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.

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<4>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arroyo Grande. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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