Morro Bay, a small city in California, has a population of slightly more than 10,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (28%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 47, is older than most cities in California. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 43% of residents rent. At $1,352 per month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Morro Bay residents is quicker than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 37% of workers, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Morro Bay, the most common four of which are retail, healthcare, entertainment, and education. Together, these industries make up 24% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Morro Bay workers earn an average annual income of just under $71K, around $15,000 less than the average California resident. However, Morro Bay's average income is nearly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Morro Bay has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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