San Luis is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 31,520 people and five constituent neighborhoods, San Luis is the 32nd largest community in Arizona.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, San Luis is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.33% of the San Luis workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, San Luis is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in San Luis who work in farm management occupations (17.85%), sales jobs (10.53%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).
The population of San Luis has a very low overall level of education: only 8.62% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in San Luis in 2010 was $9,702, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $38,808 for a family of four. San Luis also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call San Luis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in San Luis, accounting for 95.39% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Luis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Luis include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
Foreign born people are also an important part of San Luis's cultural character, accounting for 45.22% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in San Luis is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Navajo.