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Atascadero, California

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Welcome to Atascadero ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atascadero has a population of 30,451 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Atascadero, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 2, 1979.

Atascadero is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Atascadero: (805)

The ZIP codes for Atascadero: 93422-93423<4>

Websites for Atascadero ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atascadero had an population of 30,451 people. This is an increase of 7.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atascadero had a population of 28,310 people (or 10.5% of the total population of San Luis Obispo County). This makes Atascadero the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Atascadero represents 0.08% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 243rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,310 people, the population of Atascadero increased 7.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,411 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atascadero.

Communities near Atascadero ...

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

  • San Luis Obispo [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Luis Obispo
    • San Luis Obispo [San Luis Obispo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Atascadero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,590 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Luis Obispo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Luis Obispo<6>
  • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso de Robles
    • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Atascadero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso de Robles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso de Robles
  • Morro Bay [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morro Bay
    • Morro Bay [San Luis Obispo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Atascadero
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,560 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morro Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morro Bay<6>
  • Templeton [San Luis Obispo County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Santa Margarita [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Creston [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Linne [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linne
      • Linne [San Luis Obispo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Atascadero
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linne
    • Paso Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Atascadero
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • Cayucos [San Luis Obispo County]

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 Atascadero. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atascadero.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atascadero. 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 Atascadero.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atascadero. See our Newspapers Page for Atascadero.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atascadero ...

Looking for more information about Atascadero? 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 Atascadero, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atascadero.

Adding Atascadero to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atascadero in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atascadero was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atascadero on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Atascadero.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atascadero - 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 Atascadero). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atascadero or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Atascadero includes: 93422 & 93423.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atascadero) 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 Atascadero. 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 AtascaderoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atascadero. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4887, Longitude: -120.6708    
<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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