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The population of Atascadero is approximately 26,322 (2001), 28310 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,875 (1990), 10737 (2010).

The amount of land area in Atascadero is 65.401 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Atascadero is 24.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Atascadero to Washington DC is 2488 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 212 miles. (as the crow flies)
Atascadero is positioned 35.48 degrees north of the equator and 120.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Atascadero elevation is 855 feet above sea level.
The Atascadero median home price is $185,000.

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Atascadero location: about 15 miles north of San Luis Obispo near Highway 101 and the Pacific Coastline.

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The geography for Atascadero is gently rolling hills dotted with native California oaks; a natural 35 acre lake and seasonal streams, along with the famous Salinas River, one of the few Northern Hemisphere rivers that flow north.

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Atascadero history:

Atascadero (ah-task-a-dare-oh) is a Spanish name which means a place where one gets stuck. There is much water here, with creeks, streams and lakes.
In 1833, the Mexican government began to remove the lands here from the clergy to private ownership. The area that is now Atascadero passed through several hands before becoming a community. Pedro Estrada was one of the first to receive a land grand of nearly 40,000 acres. A 23,000 acre portion of this area was the Atascadero Ranch. Eventually, Edward Garner Lewis, the founder of Atascadero Colony, became the owner of this portion. He founded his "utopian colony" in 1913 after coming here from the eastern US. He was a man of many traits and active until his death in 1950. The area known as Atascadero became a city on July 1, 1979
The founding of Atascadero: 1913
The incorporation date of Atascadero: July 1, 1979

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Atascadero attractions:

Charles Paddock Zoo
9305 Pismo Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone: 805-461-5080

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