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City of Grover Beach
—  City  —
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°7′15″N 120°37′10″W / 35.12083°N 120.61944°W / 35.12083; -120.61944
Country United States
State California
County San Luis Obispo
Area
 - Total 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - Land 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 13,067
 - Density 5,681.3/sq mi (2,177.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93433, 93483
Area code(s) 805
FIPS code 06-31393
GNIS feature ID 1652833

Grover Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 13,067 at the 2000 census. This city was originally called, "Grover City". The name was changed by popular vote in 1992 to emphasize the seaside location.

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Geography

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).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,067 people, 5,023 households, and 3,305 families residing 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/sq mi (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% of the population.

There were 5,023 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the city was $38,087, and the median income for a family 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.

Politics

In the state legislature Grover Beach is located in the 15th Senate District, represented by Republican Abel Maldonado, and in the 33rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Sam Blakeslee. Federally, Grover Beach is located in California's 23rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +9[3] and is represented by Democrat Lois Capps.

History

Grover Beach was originally known as Town of Grover, which was founded in August 1, 1887 by Dwight William Grover. This occurred when he 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 were seeking better names, especially ocean-oriented names. In 1992, there was another popular vote, where the town's name was officially changed from "City of Grover City" to "Grover Beach" to emphasize the seaside location.[4]

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  
  4. ^ History of Grover Beach, CA accessed September 4, 2009

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Grover Beach [1] is in San Luis Obispo County in the Central Coast region of California.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport with commercial flights is San Luis Obispo Airport[2] near San Luis Obispo, located approximately 10 miles north of Grover Beach. Scheduled flights are available to Los Angeles and San Francisco on United Express's Skywest Airlines, and Phoenix on US Airways Express's Mesa Airlines. Oceano County Airport is located just south of Grover Beach and it is used mostly for general aviation.

By bus/train

Grover Beach/Pismo Beach Amtrak Station is located at the junction of Highway 1 and Grand Avenue. It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. Four trains serve the station daily.

By car

Highway 1 runs through Grover Beach. Grover Beach is also home of the southern terminus of Highway 227. Highway 101 is a major freeway that goes near Grover Beach. On the 101, you could go south to Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, and eventually to Los Angeles, and north to San Luis Obispo, Salinas, and eventually to San Francisco. On the 1, you could go south to Guadalupe and Lompoc, while you could go north to nearby Pismo Beach to meet the 101. The 227 goes north to San Luis Obispo.

Do

At Grover Beach, you can go to Pismo State Beach, and vehicles are permitted on the beach. The beach can be accessed by traveling west on Pier Avenue and Grand Avenue, which both of them can easily be accessed from Highway 1.

  • Mongo's Saloon Restaurant - 359 W Grand Ave, +1 805 489 3639‎, http://www.mongossaloon.net
  • The Custom House Restaurant - 404 Front St, +1 805 595 7555‎ http://www.oldcustomhouse.com
  • Fin's - 25 W Grand Ave, +1 805 473 3467
  • Fatte's Pizza of Grover Beach - 1741 W Grand Ave # D, +1 805 489 5555‎
Routes through Grover Beach
San Luis ObispoPismo Beach  N noframe S  Arroyo GrandeSanta Barbara
San Luis Obispo ← Merges with  N noframe S  OceanoSanta Barbara
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