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Garden Farms
Location of Garden Farms in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Location of Garden Farms in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Garden Farms, California is located in California
Garden Farms, California
Garden Farms, California
Location in California
Country  United States
State  California
County San Luis Obispo
 • Total 1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Land 1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
955 ft (291 m)
 • Total 386
 • Density 353.2/sq mi (136.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID 2583022

Garden Farms is a census-designated place in San Luis Obispo County, California. Garden Farms sits at an elevation of 955 feet (291 m). The 2010 United States census reported Garden Farms's population was 386.

Garden Farms is a subdivision located between Santa Margarita and Atascadero, California.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


Garden Farms was developed in 1918 on land purchased from Rancho Santa Margarita by Edward Gardner Lewis, who planned the farms to supply produce to Atascadero. The recession after World War I intervened, and the plan failed.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

The 2010 United States Census reported that Garden Farms had a population of 386. The population density was 353.0 people per square mile (136.3/km2). The racial makeup of Garden Farms was 348 (90.2%) White, 2 (0.5%) African American, 2 (0.5%) Native American, 5 (1.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 21 (5.4%) from other races, and 8 (2.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40 persons (10.4%).

The Census reported that 386 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 159 households, out of which 42 (26.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 86 (54.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 12 (7.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 9 (5.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 38 households (23.9%) were made up of individuals, and 10 (6.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43. There were 107 families (67.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.88.

The population was spread out, with 80 people (20.7%) under the age of 18, 22 people (5.7%) aged 18 to 24, 84 people (21.8%) aged 25 to 44, 154 people (39.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 46 people (11.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

There were 169 housing units at an average density of 154.6 per square mile (59.7/km2), of which 111 (69.8%) were owner-occupied, and 48 (30.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.0%. 281 people (72.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 105 people (27.2%) lived in rental housing units.

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