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Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo County, California


Page Contents for Morro Bay, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Morro Bay is approximately 10,155 (2001), 10234 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,694 (1990), 4844 (2010).
The amount of land area in Morro Bay is 13.16 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Morro Bay is 5.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.579 sq kilometers.
The distance from Morro Bay to Washington DC is 2499 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Morro Bay is positioned 35.36 degrees north of the equator and 120.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Morro Bay elevation is 100 feet above sea level.
Morro Bay median income is $ 34,379 (2000).
The Morro Bay median home price is $ 245,500 (2000).


On Coast Hwy 1 just above San Luis Obispo, about half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Baywood-Los Osos, Cayucos, Atascadero, Templeton, Cambria, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach.
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mild and frost-free
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typical of California coastal areas.
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History & History Related Items

Morro Bay was named for Morro Rock which rises up 576 feet out of the ocean waters. It is one of the nine sisters and is about 21 million years old. There are eight other extinct volcano peaks which run in a straight line for 12 miles. Chumash Indians once lived here. It was first seen by Juan Cabrillo in 1542, when it was dubbed, "The Gibralter of the Pacific." It remains the most famous of all nine peaks. It was once completely surrounded by water, but is now accessible by land. There is a movement (1999) to have Morro Rock and the other eight peaks named as historical landmarks to protect them from further exploitation.

Morro Bay was incorporated in 1964
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Photos and information for Morro Bay.

For information, please call: (805) 772-4467

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival
held each year in January

Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show
P.O. Box 1713
Morro Bay, CA 93443

Learn more about Morro Bay at this informative site.
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Morro Bay City Government

City of Morro Bay
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, California
Phone: (805) 772-6200

Morro Bay has a five person city council, a mayor and a city manager.

Morro Bay Chamber

Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce
880 Main St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: 805-772-4467
Toll-free: 800-231-0592

Morro Bay Organizations

Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce
880 Main St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone: 805-772-4467
Toll-free: 800-231-0592

Morro Bay Schools

San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Phone: (805) 543-2010 Morro Bay


The population of Morro Bay was:
1990 -9,664
2000 - 9,981
2001 - 10,155

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