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  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 2,692. 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
$706,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Cayucos Rankings

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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
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cayucos

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,205
National
$55,322
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Cayucos Reviews

3 reviews
The school is a good school that encourages kids to read very often. I've previously paid for private school and the education here is comparable! The area is not diverse at all! The school has 1 African American child. I've lived here for two years and people still ask me if I live here in town, because of my race. There is one bar, that doesn't serve food. The popular restaurants are mediocre at best. Though the crime rate is practically non existent, my bike has been stolen from my deck and later returned ( by being thrown in a bush a couple doors down). This is a perfectly peaceful weekend getaway, as it is beautiful and peaceful. However it is not the best place for ethnic families to raise their children.
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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.
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.