Morro Bay demographics profile

StatisticMorro BayCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,98423291
Median age50.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%
Morro Bay, CA has a population of 10,519 and is the 3,796th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,984 per sq mi which is 754% higher than the California average and 2089% higher than the national average. The median age in Morro Bay is 50 which is approximately 39% higher than the California average of 36. In Morro Bay, 57% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 63% of Morro Bay residents were born in California, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Morro Bay is 754% higher than California.
  • The median age in Morro Bay is 39% higher than California.
  • In Morro Bay 91.05% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Morro Bay 1.37% of the population is African American.
  • In Morro Bay 2.05% of the population is Asian.

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Morro Bay population breakdown by race

RaceMorro BayCaliforniaNational
African American1.37%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.99%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race2.67%4.62%3.06%
Other race1.86%13.28%4.75%
In Morro Bay, 14.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Morro Bay age breakdown

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Source: The Morro Bay, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).