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Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the San Luis Obispo metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "tar"
The latitude of Pismo Beach is 35.142N. The longitude is -120.64W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,560.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pismo Beach 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 93433 ZIP code.
15% of Pismo Beach residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pismo Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pismo Beach was $30,835, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Pismo Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pismo Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $792. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,761.
San Luis Obispo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pismo Beach political report.
The average commute time for Pismo Beach workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Pismo Beach include Best Western, Best Western, Blue Seal Inn, Cottage Inn by the Sea, Motel 6, Ocean Breeze Inn, Ocean Palms Motel, Oxford Suites, Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Rose Garden Inn Pismo Beach ... More hotels.
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