Cayucos meets the requirements of a true beach town, quiet, inviting, warm and friendly. Here folks find themselves slowing down to take the time to smell the roses, ocean air and fragrant aromas of local cooking as they waft up and down Main Street. Main Street is where all the action takes place. Like the town it is sized just right were visitors and locals can accomplish all their daily tasks on foot. In the past cowboys, shop keepers and residents would tie up their horse once, visit the saloon then go about their business. Today that saloon is still the best place for a red eye, or any of the modern drinks too!

Cayucos is located on the Central Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. view map.

If antiques are your passion then Cayucos is the place you want to start. Cayucos has earned the distinction as the number one destination on the central coast for antique shoppers. Antique shoppers will discover Cayucos is home to some of the best antique and collectable shopping in the area. In addition to many antique and gift stores, Cayucos hosts several antique and collectable street fairs throughout the year.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities. Rent a sea kayak for the afternoon, try your hand at surfing or boogie boarding, fish off the pier, explore the tide pools, or just enjoy a swim on Cayucos' sandy beach. Nearby, Morro Bay, Montana De Oro, and San Simeon State Parks offer great hiking, and beautiful sight seeing.

The town of Cayucos was born from the Spanish Land Grant days and was part of the Morro y Cayucos Rancho. Surveyed in 1875, the original town was developed by Captain James Cass who built the original wharf, store, and warehouse that provided for commerce throughout the coastal communities. Cayucos enjoyed a colorful youth with gamblers and rum runners frequenting the Cayucos Tavern - a local favorite to this day.

Cayucos is an ideal location from which to view many of the Central Coast's fantastic attractions. Spectacular Hearst Castle, one of the former homes of media mogul William Randolph Hearst,  is less than an hour's drive away in San Simeon. The Paso Robles wine region produces some of California's best wines. Spend an afternoon wine tasting and enjoying the scenic vineyards of this area.

Best of all, Cayucos is a great place to slow down, relax, and enjoy life the way it is meant to be.    Everything is an easy walk or fun bicycle ride.

Average Temperatures

San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos



Winter :: sunny days, clear nights
High 61, low 40


Spring :: Breezy days, cool nights
High 63, low 48


Summer :: foggy mornings and nights
High 67, low 54


Fall :: gentle days, cool nights
High 71, low 49

Family in Cayucos

Cayucos PleasuresThe median age is 45.9. The US median is 37. 57.5% of people in Cayucos are married, 12.2% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.16 people. 12.6% of people are married, with children. 6.5% have children, but are single.

The unemployment rate in Cayucos is 3.8%, with job growth of 2.7%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be -3.8%.

Education in Cayucos

301 Cayucos Dr.
Cayucos, CA 93430
Phone: (805) 995-3694
Fax: (805) 995-2876

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Quick facts
Grades K-8
Enrollment 271 source  
School type public  
District Cayucos Elementary  
Administrators 15

[School information often changes. Contact your district office for the latest information.] 

Overall Test Score Performance Well above
Compared to similar schools Above
Test Score Improvement Met its API Growth target

Student Achievement New! STAR Results! 85% of students scored above the national average on the Stanford 9 in reading, and 79% in math. See full results

Class Size

  • Average class size in grades K-3: 18 students.
  • Average class size in grades 4-6: 27 students. Average class size in core classes: 25 students.

CONSIDER: Does school size matter?

  • Teachers have an average of 13 years of experience, compared to the state average of 13 years.
  • 89% of teachers have a full credential, compared to the state average of 86%.
    More data about teachers at this school...

CONSIDER: How good are the teachers?

Technology and Facilities

  • This school has 5 students per computer, compared to a statewide average of 6.7.

Public Schools
The Public School report lists schools within the district boundary of the subject property. For confirmation on schools within this district, please contact Student Services office of your assigned district.

API Index
The Academic Performance Index (API) measures academic performance and growth of schools, which includes results of the Stanford 9. The API reports a numeric scale that ranges from 200 to 1000. A school's score or position on the API indicates the level of a school's performance.

Cayucos public schools spend $4,855 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 19 students per teacher in Cayucos.

Health in Cayucos

There are 245 physicians per capita in Cayucos. The US average is 170.

Cayucos Health Index

Air quality in Cayucos is 31 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.

Water quality in Cayucos is 30 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators.

Superfund index is 70 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts.

Health Cayucos, CA United States
Air Quality (100=best) 31 48
Water Quality (100=best) 30 55
Superfund Sites (100=best) 70 71
Physicians per Cap. 244.5 169.7


Cayucos gets 11.2 inches of rain per year. The US average is 38.8. Snowfall is 12.0 inches. The average US city gets 24.4 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 46.

On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Cayucos. The July high is around 88 degrees. The January low is 32. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 60 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44. 

Climate Cayucos, CA United States
Rainfall (in.) 18.8 38.8
Snowfall (in.) 0 24.4
Precipitation Days 46 112
Sunny Days 284 205
Avg. July High 80 86.4
Avg. Jan. Low 40.7 21.6
Comfort Index (higher=better) 60 44
UV Index 5.3 4.3
Elevation ft. 551 1,058


Race in Cayucos

95.2% of people are white, 1.1% are black, 1.6% are asian, 0.3% are native american, and 1.8% claim "other."

5.9% of the people in Cayucos claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 94.1% are non-hispanic).

Population 2,991
State California
County San Luis Obispo
Metro San Luis Obispo


As of 2005, Cayucos's population is 2,991 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.20 percent.

The median home cost in Cayucos is $693,000. Home appreciation the last year has been up 18.00 percent. Find more data on Coast

Cayucos income and salaries

The income per capita is $36,236, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $48,857.

Compared to the rest of the country, Cayucos's cost of living is 89.00% higher than the U.S. average.

People Cayucos, CA United States
Population 2,991 293,655,400
Pop. Density 944 80
Pop. Change 3.20% 5.88%
Median Age 45.9 37.6
Household Size 2.16 2.58

White 95.23% 77.53%
Black 1.10% 12.35%
Asian 1.58% 3.58%
American Indian 0.31% 0.89%
Other 1.78% 5.65%
Hispanic 5.94% 12.73%

Married, w/children 12.60% 27.90%
Married, no children 33.16% 31.04%
Single, w/children 6.52% 9.43%
Single, no children 4.68% 30.05%
Divorced 12.20% 7.64%
Separated 1.06% 2.82%
Widowed 7.77% 7.42%
Now Married 57.46% 57.73%
Never Married 21.51% 24.39%

Cayucos Taxes

Cayucos sales tax rate is 7.3%. Income tax is 6.0%.

Cayucos Crime

Cayucos violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 10, is 5. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 3.

Neighborhood Crime Rating

The overall Neighborhood Crime Rating for this Zip Code is: 5

Rating System
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About These Ratings:

The Crime Ratings have been developed by CAP Index Inc., the nation's leading provider of crime risk assessment data to corporate America. A risk rating of one indicates your risk of violent crime is less than one-fifth the national average. A rating of 10 indicates the risk is 10 times the national average or more. Within ZIP codes, there may be areas of higher and lower risk. CAP Index is developing an address-specific risk reporting system that will be available within the next 12 months. If your risk surprises you, keep in mind this is a weighted statistical average for the entire ZIP code. Crime rating provided by CAP index.

Detailed Crime Scores for Zip Code 93430:
Homicide 4
Rape: 4
Robbery: 6
Aggravated Assault: 5
Crime Against Persons: 5
Burglary: 6
Larceny: 7
Motor Vehicle Theft: 5
Crimes Against Property: 6

City Crime Stats
Murder 2
Forcible Rape: 53
Robbery: 3
Aggravated Assault: 231
Burglary: 412
Motor Vehicle Theft: 6
Larceny - Theft: 902
Arson: 3
Total Crimes: 1,612
FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Whenever available, actual crime rates are reported using data obtained from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. The major sources of the data represented in these reports are the individual local enforcement agencies. There are approximately 16,800 city, county and state law enforcement agencies that contributing to these reports. The data is reported by cities and towns police departments. Unincorporated areas and rural areas that are not under city police departments are reported through other enforcement agencies such as Sheriffs, County Police or State Police departments.

Cayucos property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10, is 5. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 3.


The average one-way commute in Cayucos takes 27 minutes. 74.2% of commuters drive their own car alone. 14.0% carpool with others. 0.0% take mass transit and 7.5% work from home.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living Cayucos, CA United States
Overall 189.1 100
Food 112.3 100
Housing 332.4 100
Utilities 115.6 100
Health 110.9 100
Transportation 108.9 100
Miscellaneous 102.2 100


43.4% of the people in Houston are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 27.7% are Catholic; 8.2% are Protestant; 2.2% are LDS; 4.6% are another Christian faith; 0.7% in Cayucos are Jewish; 0.1% are an eastern faith; 0.0% affiliate with Islam. 

Religion Cayucos, CA United States
Percent Religious 43.42% 50.03%
Catholic 27.67% 21.92%
Protestant 8.19% 19.12%
LDS 2.22% 1.57%
Other Christian 4.55% 4.66%
Jewish 0.69% 2.16%
Eastern 0.09% 0.05%
Islam 0.02% 0.54%


45.5% of the people in Cayucos are registered as Democrats. 52.7% are registered Republican. Remaining are independent: 0.8% liberal, 0.8% conservative, and 0.2% other.

Voting Cayucos, CA United States
Democrat 45.519% 48.147%
Republican 52.689% 50.849%
Independent Liberal 0.842% 0.491%
Independent Conservative 0.775% 0.450%
Independent Other 0.176% 0.063%

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