Cambria

The town and surrounding area are known for its extensive collection of rare Monterey Pines.

Welcome to Cambria

Cambria, California is a small seaside town in San Luis Obispo County between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The town and surrounding area are known for its extensive collection of rare Monterey Pines. The community has been known by many names like Slabtown, San Simeon, Rosaville, and even Santa Rosa. The community is the 484th largest community in the state and spans 8.508 square miles of the land area consisting of two neighborhoods. Many notable residents have called Cambria home including, but not limited to actor Shia LeBouf, saxophonist Red Holloway, author Catherine Ryan Hyde, and photographer Arthur Tress. Local beaches are perfect for everything from sandcastle building to swimming and boogie boarding.
 
The town name “Cambria” is derived from the Latin word/name for the Country of Wales. The earliest known inhabitants of the area were people of the native Chumash tribes. The recorded history of the area began with the arrival of Spanish missionaries and explorers. The first Europeans to arrive were members of the Portola Expedition in 1769. When Mexico gained its freedom from Spain the land that would one day become Cambria, was part of the Rancho Santa Rosa Mexican land grant. Fertile lands, abundant lumber, and freshwater soon attracted settlers. The discovery of cinnabar for quicksilver production made the budding community boom from 1867-1870. Though mining faded after only a few years the town endured. Today, tourism is the main industry in Cambria.
 
The town is part of the Coast Unified School District and local schools one elementary, one middle school, and Coast Union High School. Cambria is home to the historic East Village, Moonstone Beach and Boardwalk, the Cambria Historical Museum, Nitt Witt Ridge, a California State Historical Landmark, and more. Hearst Castle, a historic mansion, park, and museum is a mere six miles away from the community. Homes for sale range from small homes to estate-like properties but are predominantly middle-class or higher in nature. Call Robert Sousa at (805) 460-3000 for assistance in finding a place to call home in beautiful Cambria, California.
 
 
Market Report

Overview for Cambria, CA

5,721 people live in Cambria, where the median age is 60.6 and the average individual income is $51,973. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,721

Total Population

60.6 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,973

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Cambria, CA

Cambria has 2,830 households, with an average household size of 2.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cambria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,721 people call Cambria home. The population density is 74.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,721

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

60.6

Median Age

49.48 / 50.52%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
2,830

Total Households

2.02

Average Household Size

$51,973

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cambria, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cambria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cambria Grammar
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Santa Lucia Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Leffingwell High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
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