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Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the San Luis Obispo metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish words for "big brook."
The latitude of Arroyo Grande is 35.118N. The longitude is -120.589W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,373.
Severe drought in the 1860s forced the ranches to subdivide property and sell to settlers.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arroyo Grande 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 93445 ZIP code.
16% of Arroyo Grande residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arroyo Grande ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arroyo Grande was $24,311, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Arroyo Grande residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Arroyo Grande, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $683. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,408.
Libraries in Arroyo Grande include South County Library ... View libraries
San Luis Obispo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arroyo Grande political report.
The average commute time for Arroyo Grande workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arroyo Grande between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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