San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo, CA: What you need to know

When it comes to natural attractions, San Luis Obispo is hard to beat. The city is located between the Coast Ridge, near a collection of wineries, and the Pacific Ocean. Two colleges, California Polytechnic State University and Cuesta College, help set the cultural tone in San Luis Obispo, while a number of technology-based companies anchor the economy. A network of trails, parks and recreational facilities keep residents here access to outdoor recreation and the climate allows year-round activities.

San Luis Obispo, CA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 46,337
Median Age 25
Median Household Income $46,058
Median Home Price $546,200

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San Luis Obispo, CA Demographics

Median Population

Median Age 25.4%
Age 18 Over 87.4%
Age 21 Over 72.7%
Age 62 Over 14.1%
Age 65 Over 11.5%


  Ethnicity White 84.8%
  Ethnicity Black 2.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 3%

Population By Gender

  Male 53.1%
  Female 46.9%


  English Only 82.5%
  English Other 17.5%


  Median Household Income $46,058
  Median Home Price $546,200
  Homes Owned 63.3%
  Homes Rent 36.7%
  Median Property Rent $1,284

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Commute Types

  Walked 7.5%
  Worked at Home 5.1%
  Public Transportation 3%
  Other Means 9.7%
  Drove Alone 66.9%
  Carpooled 7.8%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 16
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