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San Luis Obispo is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 46,730 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, San Luis Obispo is the 188th largest community in California.
Housing costs in San Luis Obispo are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
San Luis Obispo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Luis Obispo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Luis Obispo who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (12.80%) and food service (10.30%).
Also of interest is that San Luis Obispo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because San Luis Obispo has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local San Luis Obispo lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in San Luis Obispo is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In San Luis Obispo people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
San Luis Obispo, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
San Luis Obispo is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of San Luis Obispo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.30 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
San Luis Obispo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.58% of adults in San Luis Obispo have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in San Luis Obispo in 2010 was $26,377, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,508 for a family of four. However, San Luis Obispo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. San Luis Obispo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.89% of its population below the federal poverty line.
San Luis Obispo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Luis Obispo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Luis Obispo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Luis Obispo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Luis Obispo include German, Irish, English, Italian, French and European.
The most common language spoken in San Luis Obispo is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|SAN LUIS OBISPO INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||17,855|
|SAN LUIS OBISPO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||35.07%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||64.93%|
|TYPE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||46.39%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.56%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||14.03%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||25.66%|
|SIZE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.64%|
|AGE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.71%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||51.15%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||28.66%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||9.48%|
|SAN LUIS OBISPO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$704,114|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,712|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $68,000||3.78%|
|$68,001 - $136,000||6.77%|
|$136,001 - $271,000||8.18%|
|$271,001 - $407,000||3.95%|
|$407,001 - $542,000||11.34%|
|$542,001 - $678,000||13.26%|
|$678,001 - $1,017,000||36.24%|
|$1,017,001 - $1,355,000||13.48%|
|PEOPLE OF SAN LUIS OBISPO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.19%|
|5 TO 17||9.17%|
|18 TO 24||37.62%|
|25 TO 34||13.49%|
|35 TO 54||16.88%|
|55 TO 64||8.76%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.90%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.78%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$44,894|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$26,377|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||32.89%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (16.21%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.40%)
Public Service (4.03%)
Information Technology (2.61%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.76%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.32%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.94%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.29%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||16.84%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (18.71%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (82.00%)
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