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Housing Division

DEMOGRAPHICS

Acreage and Square Miles
Economic Forecast
Housing Prices
New Residential Building Permits
Population History
Population Projections

Demographic records include population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, state Department of Finance, UCSB Economic Forecast Project, and employment data from the state Employment Development Department.

2010 U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a demographic profile of the City of Paso Robles. This profile contains facts about such information as:

  • population
  • age
  • race/ethnicity
  • household type
  • housing tenure
    (owners/renters)

Copies of this profile may be downloaded here.

As of May 2012, information from the 2010 Census on Income, employment, housing prices and rents has yet to be released by the US Census Bureau.

Additional data from the 2010 U.S. Census is available online at the Census Bureau’s "American Factfinder2" website. Data from the 2000 U.S. Census is also available at the same website.

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Population History


Year Population Average Annual
Growth Rate
1940 3,000  
1950 4,800 4.8%
1960 6,700 3.4%
1970 7,200 0.7%
1980  9,200 2.5%
1990 18,600 7.3%
2000 24,300 2.7%
2001 25,200 3.7%
2002 25,800 2.4%
2003 26,900 4.1%
2004 27,200 1.3%
2005 28,000 2.9%
2006 29,000 3.6%
2007 29,500 1.8%
2008 29,950 1.5%
2009 29,950 0.0%
2010 29,800 -0.5%
2011 30,000 0.7%
2012 30,200 0.7%
2013 30,500 1.0%

All population figures above are rounded to the nearest 50.
Growth rates are computed as the average change between each year in the above intervals.
Sources: U.S. Census and the State Department of Finance

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Population Projections

The City has adopted a population projection model for growth between 2003 and 2025, which assumes that the City will grow at a constant rate of 289 dwelling units per year, that an average of 2.7 persons will occupy each dwelling unit, giving an annual addition of 780 persons. The table below shows how this growth is expected to occur until the Year 2025.


Year Population
2003 26,850
2005 28,400
2010 32,300
2015 36,200
2020 40,100
2025 44,000

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Economic Forecast

The UCSB Economic Forecast Project and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce prepare an annual economic forecast for the City of Paso Robles, which contains a full range of demographic and economic statistics.

The most current annual forecast reports are available here: City of Paso Robles Business Development

Housing Sales Prices

Date Median Price
01/01/08 $407,000
01/01/09 $338,000
01/01/10 $321,000
01/01/11 $296,000
01/01/12 $282,000

Source: Zillow.com/California Association Realtors

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Number of Building Permits for New Residential Units Issued 1991-2012


Housing Type and Number of Dwelling Units (DU)
Year SF MH 2-4 DU/Lot* 5+ DU/Lot* Total
NEW DU
1991 63   2 0 65
1992 73   0 0 73
1993 62   4 0 66
1994 113   6 0 119
1995 157   0 0 157
1996 105   2 0 107
1997 117   0 0 117
1998 269   0 0 269
1999 231   0 0 231
2000 371 44 2 12 429
2001 418 47 5 5 475
2002 305 41 12 0 358
2003 410 4 14 38 466
2004 431   12 68 511
2005 282   9 80 371
2006 290   11 68 369
2007 41   5 0 46
2008 13   1 6 20
2009 26   2 0 28
2010 12 1 81 94
2011 42   2 0 44
2012 37   3 0 39
      Average: 1991-2000 163
      Average: 2001-2010 304

Source: City of Paso Robles' Building Permit Records

Abbreviations Used:
SF=Single Family dwelling; MH=Mobile Home; DU=dwelling unit

Notes:
*Includes condominiums and single dwellings on commercially- or industrially-zoned property.

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Acreage and Square Miles in the City

Following completion of the Linne Road Annexation in 2005, the size of the City of Paso Robles is 12,739 acres or 19.9 square miles.

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