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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Cayucos is a town in California with a population of 2,847. Cayucos is in San Luis Obispo County. Living in Cayucos offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Cayucos there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cayucos and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cayucos are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$720,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,250
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Cayucos Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Cayucos

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,226
National
$55,322
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Cayucos Reviews

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There's something magical when your sitting on the warm sand and starring off into the glimmering ocean. Or at night when your laying in bed and the only noise you hear out your window are the waves crashing alongside the buoy faint ringing. The best time of year is on the winter after all the loud vacation mode tourist have gone back home. Its one of the safest peaceful towns that supports local business and good ethics.
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Cayucos is a great sleepy little town. Locals look out for each other and the school is great. Typical summer months, June - August, can be foggy and some call it the "June Gloom." The best weather is usually October through mid-December with mostly sunny days.