Los Ranchos, California

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Population in 2010: 1,477.
Males: 625  (42.3%)
Females: 852  (57.7%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $70,564
Los Ranchos:

$70,564
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,444

Los Ranchos CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $547,200
Los Ranchos:

$547,200
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $626,005; Detached houses: $673,363; Townhouses or other attached units: $449,524; In 2-unit structures: $963,434; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $427,138; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $474,673; Mobile homes: $246,531; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $85,163

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,480.

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  • Races in Los Ranchos, CA (2010)

    Los Ranchos races chart
    • 1,35291.5%White alone
    • 583.9%Hispanic
    • 332.2%Two or more races
    • 312.1%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Black alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Other race alone

Races in Los Ranchos detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Los Ranchos: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.2%), German (10.9%), American (10.1%), English (7.5%), Italian (7.4%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Los Ranchos:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Los Ranchos CDP:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

110 residents are foreign born (5.3% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).

This place:

6.7%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $6,645 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,168 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (21.2 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (90.8 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (150.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Edna, CA (1.1 miles) , Pismo Beach, CA (2.1 miles ), San Luis Obispo, CA (2.2 miles ), Avilla Beach, CA (2.3 miles ), Grover Beach, CA (2.5 miles ), Arroyo Grande, CA (2.6 miles ), Oceano, CA (2.8 miles ), Los Berros, CA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.21 N, Longitude: 120.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 805

Los Ranchos household income distribution Los Ranchos home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Los Ranchos: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Los Ranchos-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 669% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Los Ranchos center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 233.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 243.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from Los Ranchos center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/22/2003 at 19:15:56, a magnitude 6.6 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.6 MW, 6.4 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 37.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Luis Obispo County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Los Ranchos:

  • CENTRAL COAST HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • CHUPARROSA STREET HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • MISSION VIEW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • BELLA VISTA TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • SAN LUIS TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)
  • BESTCARE CENTRAL COAST HHA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)

Amtrak stations near Los Ranchos:

  • 5 miles: SAN LUIS OBISPO (RAILROAD AVE & SANTA ROSA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: SAN LUIS OBISPO-CAL POLY (SAN LUIS OBISPO, GRAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 7 miles: GROVER BEACH (180 GRAND AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Los Ranchos:

  • 7 miles: Diablo Canyon 1 and 2 in Avila Beach, CA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Los Ranchos:

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (about 7 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; Full-time enrollment: 17,345)
  • Cuesta College (about 11 miles; San Luis Obispo, CA; FT enrollment: 6,518)
  • Allan Hancock College (about 23 miles; Santa Maria, CA; FT enrollment: 6,639)
  • Taft College (about 67 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 71 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,806)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 77 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 12,568)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 87 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

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Notable location: San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

San Luis Obispo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 93.5. This is worse than average.

City:

93.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.236. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.23. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.23
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.18
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.16
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.2%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Los Ranchos CDP (based on San Luis Obispo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic89,07517
Evangelical Protestant27,483138
Mainline Protestant16,09956
Other11,53047
Black Protestant1,0783
Orthodox2052
None124,167-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
San Luis Obispo County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
San Luis Obispo County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
San Luis Obispo County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Here:

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

17.9%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.69% ($45,654 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.50% ($69,926)
from Kern County, CA  0.26% ($56,568)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
California average:

5.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($295 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.69% ($37,273 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.47% ($38,742)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($36,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Los Ranchos:

  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLFF (890 AM; 5 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: JERRY J. COLLINS)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KYNS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 3 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PADRE SERRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KVEC (920 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUHL (1440 AM; 5 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Los Ranchos:

  • KSTT-FM (101.3 FM; LOS OSOS-BAYWOOD PAR, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSLY-FM (96.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAL (99.7 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZOZ (93.3 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA-TEXAS, INC.)
  • KWSR (92.5 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKJG (98.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AGM SAN LUIS OBISPO, L.P.)
  • KXTZ (95.3 FM; PISMO BEACH, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWWV (106.1 FM; SANTA MARGARITA, CA; Owner: SALISBURY RADIO LLC)
  • K209CE (89.7 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRM (97.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: GTM SAN LUIS OBISPO)
  • KIQO (104.5 FM; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KCBX (90.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: KCBX, INC.)
  • KLVH (88.5 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K213CO (90.5 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K244DE (96.7 FM; ARROYO GRANDE, ETC., CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KIDI-FM (105.5 FM; GUADALUPE, CA; Owner: EMERALD WAVE MEDIA)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXDZ (100.5 FM; TEMPLETON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Los Ranchos:

  • KAGP-LP (Channel 8; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KSBY (Channel 6; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: NVG-SANTA BARBARA II, LLC)
  • KSSY-LP (Channel 66; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: CHERIE ERWIN)
  • KPXA-LP (Channel 42; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CAMINO REAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K28FK (Channel 28; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCCE-LP (Channel 50; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ANET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K47GD (Channel 47; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ESTRELLA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K15BD (Channel 15; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KTAS (Channel 33; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: RAUL & CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • KKFX-CA (Channel 24; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KJCN-CA (Channel 36; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: CENTRAL COAST GOOD NEWS, INC.)

Los Ranchos compared to California state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Los Ranchos on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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