Grover Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 13,156 at the 2010 census, up from 13,067 in 2000. Grover Beach is the location of the Pacific Crossing cable Landing station. This is where trans-pacific submarine cables come ashore and interface with the North American telecom network.
Grover Beach is part of the 5 Cities Metropolitan Area. The "5 Cities" is actually only 3 cities; Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande. Oceano is a Community Service District and Shell Beach is part of Pismo Beach. The city extends from Arroyo Grande in the east to Pismo State Beach. Grover Beach is located at 35°7′15″N 120°37′10″W (35.120934, -120.619529). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 99.81% is land and 0.19% is water.
At the 2010 census Grover Beach had a population of 13,156. The population density was 5,684.2 people per square mile (2,194.7/km2). The racial makeup of Grover Beach was 9,964 (75.7%) White, 146 (1.1%) African American, 186 (1.4%) Native American, 542 (4.1%) Asian, 35 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 1,582 (12.0%) from other races, and 701 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,840 persons (29.2%). The census reported that 12,967 people (98.6% of the population) lived in households, 185 (1.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4 (0.0%) were institutionalized.