Grover Beach, California

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Grover Beach, California
City of Grover Beach
Grover Beach Welcome Sign at the corner of Hwy 1 and West Grand Ave
Grover Beach Welcome Sign at the corner of Hwy 1 and West Grand Ave
Motto(s): 
"A great place to spread your wings"[1]
Location of Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Location of Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Grover Beach, California is located in the United States
Grover Beach, California
Grover Beach, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°7′15″N 120°37′10″W / 35.12083°N 120.61944°W / 35.12083; -120.61944Coordinates: 35°7′15″N 120°37′10″W / 35.12083°N 120.61944°W / 35.12083; -120.61944
Country United States
State California
CountySan Luis Obispo
IncorporatedDecember 21, 1959[2]
Named forD.W. Grover
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager[3]
 • BodyGrover Beach City Council
 • MayorJeff Lee[4]
 • City ManagerMatthew Bronson[5]
 • Council Members[4]
 • AssemblymemberJordan Cunningham (R)[6]
 • State SenatorBill Monning (D)[6]
Area
 • Total2.32 sq mi (6.00 km2)
 • Land2.31 sq mi (5.99 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0.19%
Elevation59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13,156
 • Estimate 
(2019)[9]
13,459
 • Density5,821.37/sq mi (2,247.67/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
93433, 93483
Area code805
FIPS code06-31393
GNIS feature ID1652833
Websitewww.grover.org

Grover Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 13,156 at the 2010 census, up from 13,067 in 2000.

History[edit]

Grover Beach was originally known as Town of Grover, which was founded on August 1, 1887. The town was named for its founder, D.W. Grover.[10]

Grover filed his plans at the San Luis Obispo County Court House and eventually founded what was to be known as City of Grover City. There was a popular vote that allowed incorporating on December 21, 1959 as City of Grover City. However, the name seemed redundant so some people sought better names, especially ocean-oriented names. In 1992, there was another popular vote, in which the town's name was officially changed from "City of Grover City" to "Grover Beach" to emphasize the seaside location.[11]

Geography[edit]

Grover Beach is part of the 5 Cities Metropolitan Area. The "5 Cities" is actually only 3 cities; Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande. Oceano is a Community Service District and Shell Beach is part of Pismo Beach. The city extends from Arroyo Grande in the east to Pismo State Beach. Grover Beach is located at 35°7′15″N 120°37′10″W / 35.12083°N 120.61944°W / 35.12083; -120.61944 (35.120934, -120.619529).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 99.81% is land and 0.19% is water.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grover Beach has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19605,210
19705,93914.0%
19808,82748.6%
199011,65632.0%
200013,06712.1%
201013,1560.7%
2019 (est.)13,459[9]2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Grover Beach had a population of 13,156. The population density was 5,684.2 people per square mile (2,194.7/km2). The racial makeup of Grover Beach was 9,964 (75.7%) White, 146 (1.1%) African American, 186 (1.4%) Native American, 542 (4.1%) Asian, 35 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 1,582 (12.0%) from other races, and 701 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,840 persons (29.2%).[15]

The census reported that 12,967 people (98.6% of the population) lived in households, 185 (1.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4 (0.0%) were institutionalized.

There were 5,111 households, 1,656 (32.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,178 (42.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 735 (14.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 335 (6.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 428 (8.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 54 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,330 households (26.0%) were one person and 439 (8.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54. There were 3,248 families (63.5% of households); the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 2,928 people (22.3%) under the age of 18, 1,264 people (9.6%) aged 18 to 24, 3,809 people (29.0%) aged 25 to 44, 3,603 people (27.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,552 people (11.8%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 36.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

There were 5,748 housing units at an average density of 2,483.5 per square mile, of the occupied units 2,390 (46.8%) were owner-occupied and 2,721 (53.2%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 5,719 people (43.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 7,248 people (55.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 13,067 people in 5,023 households, including 3,305 families, in the city. The population density was 5,637.4 people per square mile (2,174.7/km2). There were 5,382 housing units at an average density of 2,321.9 per square mile (895.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.75% White, 1.03% African American, 1.69% Native American, 3.75% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 9.23% from other races, and 4.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.51%.[16]

Of the 5,023 households 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 8.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median household income was $38,087 and the median family income was $41,859. Males had a median income of $31,045 versus $26,506 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,812. About 8.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Grover Beach is in the 17th Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Monning, and in the 35th Assembly District, represented by Republican Jordan Cunningham.[17]

In the United States House of Representatives, Grover Beach is in California's 24th congressional district, represented by Democrat Salud Carbajal.[18]

Transportation[edit]

Grover Beach Amtrak

The Grover Beach Amtrak station is the only train station in the 5 Cities area and is located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and State Highway 1, adjacent to Pismo State Beach. Amtrak buses depart from the stop situated directly across the tracks. San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority operates additional bus lines that run from Grover Beach to most cities in San Luis Obispo county, as well as Santa Maria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of Grover Beach, California". Official Website of Grover Beach, California. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Grover Beach, CA – Official Website - City Council". City of Grover Beach. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "City Council Members". City of Grover Beach. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "City Manager's Office". City of Grover Beach. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  8. ^ "Grover Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "Profile for Grover Beach, California, CA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  11. ^ History of Grover Beach, CA Archived 2009-06-14 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 4, 2009
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Grover Beach, California
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Grover Beach city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  16. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  17. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  18. ^ "California's 24th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 29, 2014.

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