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Population in 2012: 45,878 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 

Males: 24,195  (52.7%)
Females: 21,683  (47.3%)

Median resident age:  26.5 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,149 (it was $31,926 in 2000)
San Luis Obispo:

$47,149
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,207

San Luis Obispo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $496,500 (it was $252,900 in 2000)
San Luis Obispo:

$496,500
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $510,694; Detached houses: $594,927; Townhouses or other attached units: $430,139; In 2-unit structures: $606,122; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $299,212; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $248,160; Mobile homes: $124,879

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,225.

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  • White alone - 33,029 (72.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7,134 (15.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2,893 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,261 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 804 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 110 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 70 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 27 (0.06%)

Races in San Luis Obispo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Luis Obispo: 109.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.8%), Irish (10.2%), English (9.7%), Italian (5.8%), French (3.0%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 234 feet

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 4,304 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in San Luis Obispo:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Luis Obispo city:

  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 30.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

4,479 residents are foreign born (3.4% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

This city:  9.9%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in San Luis Obispo, California as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in San Luis Obispo to the number of sex offenders is 1,020 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,696 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,345 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Maria, CA (25.8 miles , pop. 77,423).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (92.3 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (153.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Los Ranchos, CA (2.2 miles ), Edna, CA (2.4 miles) , Avilla Beach, CA (2.5 miles ), Santa Margarita, CA (2.9 miles ), Pismo Beach, CA (3.0 miles ), Los Osos, CA (3.1 miles ), Baywood-Los Osos, CA (3.2 miles ), Garden Farms, CA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 132 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1998: 109 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2001: 111 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2002: 180 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2003: 154 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2004: 59 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $189,900
  • 2008: 69 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $248,700
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $248,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 120.66 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): SLO - as in, Experience the SLO Life

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,928 (+28.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,265 (62.7%)

Area code: 805

San Luis Obispo household income distribution San Luis Obispo home values distribution


 

Crime rates in San Luis Obispo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001120300021
per 100,000 0.00.00.02.22.24.50.07.00.00.00.04.42.2
Rapes 17233220252322273230272420
per 100,000 38.851.169.944.755.951.950.163.173.768.961.452.643.5
Robberies 25171919293525393839353419
per 100,000 57.037.841.542.564.979.056.991.287.589.579.574.541.4
Assaults 9212910999128110113996671647479
per 100,000 209.9286.7238.0221.4286.3248.2257.4231.4152.0163.0145.4162.1171.9
Burglaries 342393318344399361358312334324372330414
per 100,000 780.3873.4694.4769.2892.4814.5815.5729.3769.2743.7845.3722.9901.0
Thefts 1,4801,3361,4891,4691,4421,3351,2731,4501,3281,2401,2601,3451,476
per 100,000 3376.62969.23251.43284.93225.13011.92899.73389.43058.42846.32863.12946.43212.4
Auto thefts 12613212613113197968455685410781
per 100,000 287.5293.4275.1292.9293.0218.8218.7196.3126.7156.1122.7234.4176.3
Arson 89853541423841N/A4050222548
per 100,000 203.1188.976.491.793.985.793.4N/A92.1114.850.054.8104.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 259.5268.2271.4262.2292.1273.3256.4291.8258.8251.1244.7250.9249.9

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Crime rate in San Luis Obispo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 78 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.36

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San Luis Obispo, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,038 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

San Luis Obispo-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 1122% 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 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from San Luis Obispo center, causing $50,000,000 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 33.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 40 injuries, causing $200,000,000 total damage
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from San Luis Obispo center
On 9/28/2004 at 17:15:24, a magnitude 6.0 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.0 MW, Depth: 5.5 mi) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from the city center
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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kyle Whittingham - College football coach, Stephanie Brown Trafton - Discus thrower, Tim Kennedy (fighter) - Martial artist, Bud Ogden - Basketball player-coach, Chris Seitz - Soccer player, Chuck Estrada - Baseball player, Ed Brown (quarterback) - Football player, Judith McNaught - Romantic fiction writer, Katie Burkhart - Softball player, Robert Hunter (lyricist) - Poet.


Hospitals/medical centers in San Luis Obispo:

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1043 MARSH STREET)
  • BESTCARE CENTRAL COAST HHA (Home Health Center, 277 SOUTH ST STE W)
  • CENTRAL COAST HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 253 GRANADA DR STE D)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 3220 S HIGUERA ST STE 101)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 620 CALIFORNIA BLVD STE O)
  • STAFF BUILDERS SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 3440 EMPRESSA DRIVE, SUITE A)
  • CHUPARROSA STREET HOME (Hospital, 60 CHUPARROSA ST)
  • FRENCH HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1911 JOHNSON AVE)
  • HOSPICE PARTNERS OF THE CENTRAL COAST (Hospital, 277 SOUTH STREET, SUITE R)
  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1010 MURRAY ST)
  • BELLA VISTA TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3033 AUGUSTA ST)
  • MISSION VIEW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 1425 WOODSIDE DR)
  • SAN LUIS TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, 1575 BISHOP ST)

Political contributions by individuals in San Luis Obispo, CA

Airports located in San Luis Obispo:

Amtrak stations:

  • 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.
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO-CAL POLY (GRAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near San Luis Obispo:

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

Local government website: www.slocity.org

Colleges/Universities in San Luis Obispo:

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Full-time enrollment: 18,336; Location: One Grand Ave; Public; Website: www.calpoly.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Cuesta College (FT enrollment: 4,976; Location: Highway 1; Public; Website: WWW.CUESTA.EDU)
  • Central California School (FT enrollment: 285; Location: 3195 McMillan Ste F; Private, for-profit; Website: ccsce.org)
  • Laurus College (FT enrollment: 56; Location: 81 Higuera St Ste 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lauruscollege.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near San Luis Obispo:

  • Allan Hancock College (about 27 miles; Santa Maria, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,407)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (about 76 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 22,158)
  • Santa Barbara City College (about 82 miles; Santa Barbara, CA; FT enrollment: 7,816)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 89 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 6,534)
  • Bakersfield College (about 96 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,962)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 105 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 5,975)
  • Ventura College (about 107 miles; Ventura, CA; FT enrollment: 4,989)

Public high schools in San Luis Obispo:

Private high school in San Luis Obispo:

  • MISSION COLLEGE PREPARATORY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 682 PALM ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in San Luis Obispo:

Private elementary/middle schools in San Luis Obispo:

  • OLD MISSION SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 761 BROAD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE LAUREATE SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 880 LAUREATE LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 146; Location: 105 GRAND AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE MONTESSORI CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 4200 S HIGUERA ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 525 CERRO ROMAULDO; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in San Luis Obispo, School District: SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED

Library in San Luis Obispo:

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,083,158; Location: 995 PALM ST.; 342,850 books; 24,798 audio materials; 31,782 video materials; 12 other licensed databases; 864 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • General Hospital has closed and should be removed from the list of hospitals/medical centers in San Luis Obispo.
  • An added note: Downtown San Luis Obispo's wind is very mild, however all surrounding areas of the city receives pretty constant high winds.

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Notable locations in San Luis Obispo: Laguna Lake Municipal Golf Course (A), Dallidet Adobe (B), Veterans Memorial Building (C), Taylor Gymnasium (D), San Luis Obispo County Courthouse (E), San Luis Obispo Historical Museum (F), San Luis Obispo County Law Library (G), San Luis Obispo City Hall (H), Main Library San Luis Obispo City-County Library (I), San Luis Ambulance Service Headquarters (J), San Luis Obispo City Fire Department Station 4 (K), San Luis Obispo City Fire Department Station 2 (L), San Luis Obispo City Fire Department Station 3 (M), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 12 San Luis Obispo (N), San Luis Obispo City Fire Department Station 1 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: University Square Shopping Center (1), Madonna Plaza Shopping Center (2), Foothill Plaza Shopping Center (3), Central Coast Plaza Shopping Center (4), Old Creamery Shopping Center (5), The Network Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Luis Obispo include: Apostolic Lighthouse Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Family Christian Center (C), First Baptist Church (D), Foothill Baptist Church (E), Grace Church (F), Meridian Fellowship Church (G), Mount Carmel Lutheran Church (H), Newman Catholic Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sutcliffe Cemetery (1), Old Mission Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Laguna Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Old Garden Creek (A), Froom Creek (B), Brizzolara Creek (C), Stenner Creek (D), Prefumo Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Luis Obispo include: Hawthorne Park (1), Johnson Park (2), Meadow Park (3), Mission Plaza (4), Mitchell Park (5), San Luis Obispo Baseball Stadium (6), Sinsheimer Park (7), Triangle Park (8), Laguna Hills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Discount Travel Club (Tourism Consultants; 1685 Sydney Street) (1), Conservation Corps State Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 13510) (2), Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 801 Grand Avenue) (3), Childrens Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1010 Nipomo Street) (4), Avila Valley Inn Bed & Breakfast (Recreation Areas; 1215 Avila Beach Drive) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Avila Valley Inn Bed & Breakfast (1215 Avila Beach Drive) (1), Best Western Royal Oak Hotel (214 Madonna Road) (2), Best Western Somerset Inn (1895 Monterey Street) (3), Apple Farm Inn (2015 Monterey St) (4), Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House (100 Madonna Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: San Luis Obispo County - Superior Court- Civil General- Jury Services (1070 Palm Street) (1), California State - Superior Court- Jury Services- Juror's Call-In Recorded Message- Local C (1035 Palm Street Rm 236) (2), San Luis Obispo County - Superior Court- Civil Court Operations- County Government Ce (1070 Palm Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.205. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.205
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.607. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.607
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.53. This is significantly better than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.53
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.2. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.2. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.54. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.54
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in San Luis Obispo and their reported violations in the past:

CALIFORNIA MENS COLONY (Population served: 15000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-27-2004)
CA CITIES WTR SISQUOC #1 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
BASSI RANCH MUTUAL WATER CO. (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
AFUERA DE CHORRO WATER COMPANY (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BEAR VALLEY WATER COMPANY (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
BARON CANYON MUTUAL WATER CO. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in San Luis Obispo that have no violations reported:

  • LOPEZ RECREATION AREA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNSET DRIVE-IN SNACK BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.5%
(28.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.1% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.0% for other race residents, 45.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  39.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Luis Obispo, CA

People in group quarters in San Luis Obispo in 2010:

  • 568 people in college/university student housing
  • 206 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 156 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 108 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 86 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in San Luis Obispo in 2000:

  • 913 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 362 people in nursing homes
  • 287 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 150 people in other group homes
  • 52 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

San Luis Obispo compared to California state average:

San Luis Obispo, California environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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Banks with most branches in San Luis Obispo (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 1235 Chorro Street Branch, San Luis Obispo - Madonna, Cal Poly Student Union Banking Cente. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Broad And Tank Farm Branch, San Luis Obispo Pcs Branch, San Luis Obispo Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Mission Community Bank: Administration Branch, at 3380 S. Higuera Street, Main Office - South Higuera Branch. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $454.8 mil, Deposits: $413.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Scj, Inc.
  • Founders Community Bank: Marsh St Branch at 863 Marsh Street, branch established on 2009/01/08; at 237 Higuera Street, branch established on 2005/05/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $123.4 mil, Deposits: $108.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Founders Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: San Luis Obispo Branch at 3991 S Higuera St., branch established on 2005/06/08; San Luis Obispo Ralphs Branch at 201 Madonna Rd, branch established on 2002/08/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Heritage Oaks Bank: San Luis Obispo Branch at 1135 Santa Rosa Street, branch established on 1996/04/15; San Luis Obispo Branch at 1501 Froom Ranch Way, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/06: Bank assets: $982.9 mil, Deposits: $786.8 mil, headquarters in Paso Robles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Oaks Bancorp
  • Rabobank, National Association: Broad Street Branch at 2276 Broad Street, branch established on 1982/12/01; San Luis Obispo Branch at 75 Santa Rosa Street, branch established on 1972/12/11. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $11,745.0 mil, Deposits: $8,446.0 mil, headquarters in Roseville, CA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 124 total offices, Holding Company: Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., "rabobank Nederland
  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, National Association: First Bank Of San Luis Obispo Branch at 995 Higuera Street, branch established on 1980/11/24; Edna Valley Branch at 3840-1 Broad Street, branch established on 1999/02/01. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $5,847.9 mil, Deposits: $4,684.3 mil, headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Sb Acquisition Company, Llc
  • American Perspective Bank: at 4051 Broad Street, Suite 140, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2010/10/28: Bank assets: $259.2 mil, Deposits: $210.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in San Luis Obispo, California:

  • Quality Suites, 1631 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 541-5001, Fax: (805) 546-9475
  • La Cuesta Motor Inn, 2074 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 543-2777, Fax: (805) 544-0696
  • Sands Suites & Motel, 1930 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 544-0500
  • Best Western Royal Oak Motor Hotel, 214 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 , Phone: (805) 544-4410, Fax: (805) 544-3026
  • Motel 6, 1625 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 541-6992
  • Motel 6, #138, 1433 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 549-9595
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 950 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 , Phone: (805) 544-8886, Fax: (805) 543-1611
  • Apple Farm Inn, 2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 , Phone: (805) 544-1317, Fax: (805) 546-9495
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in San Luis Obispo, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


San Luis Obispo travel time to work - commute


San Luis Obispo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for San Luis Obispo city (based on San Luis Obispo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.42%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentVineyard USA
Adherents63.7%5.1%3.0%2.1%2.1%
Congregations8.8%6.6%2.7%1.6%2.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishOther
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.7%1.6%16.9%
Congregations4.9%7.1%3.8%1.1%60.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$97,965$65,3100$0
Other Government Administration 39$200,274$61,6236$19,700
Judicial and Legal 3$24,155$96,6200$0
Police Protection - Officers 57$433,457$91,2540$0
Police - Other 24$117,869$58,9354$3,748
Firefighters 43$383,950$107,1490$0
Fire - Other 6$22,346$44,6928$10,133
Streets and Highways 40$213,126$63,93810$16,488
Solid Waste Management 2$6,919$41,5142$1,955
Sewerage 27$127,338$56,5950$0
Parks and Recreation 26$108,457$50,057168$126,546
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$6,246$74,9520$0
Natural Resources 2$12,671$76,0260$0
Water Supply 36$173,223$57,7411$1,672
Transit 1$3,673$44,0760$0
Other and Unallocable 20$85,091$51,05528$18,215
Totals for Government 345$2,016,760$70,148227$198,457

San Luis Obispo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $7,059,000 ($153.86)
    Parking Facilities: $5,844,000 ($127.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,370,000 ($73.46)
    Water Utilities: $3,209,000 ($69.95)
    Sewerage: $1,682,000 ($36.66)
    Transit Utilities: $1,186,000 ($25.85)
    Central Staff Services: $572,000 ($12.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $506,000 ($11.03)
    Police Protection: $501,000 ($10.92)
    Fire Protection: $216,000 ($4.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,991,000 ($174.18)
    Fire Protection: $5,906,000 ($128.73)
    Water Utilities: $4,971,000 ($108.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,781,000 ($104.21)
    Sewerage: $4,460,000 ($97.21)
    Regular Highways: $2,195,000 ($47.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,869,000 ($40.74)
    Transit Utilities: $1,853,000 ($40.39)
    Central Staff Services: $1,810,000 ($39.45)
    Financial Administration: $1,254,000 ($27.33)
    Parking Facilities: $1,188,000 ($25.89)
    General - Other: $851,000 ($18.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $384,000 ($8.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,502,000 ($32.74)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $2,136,000 ($46.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,297,000 ($420.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $643,000 ($14.02)

San Luis Obispo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,154,000 ($177.73)
    All Other: $3,636,000 ($79.25)
    Parking Facilities: $2,642,000 ($57.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,286,000 ($28.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,511,000 ($32.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,176,000 ($25.63)
    All Other: $102,000 ($2.22)
    General Support: $45,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,796,000 ($39.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,356,000 ($29.56)
    Special Assessments: $402,000 ($8.76)
    Property Sale Other: $102,000 ($2.22)
    Rents: $44,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,579,000 ($208.79)
    Transit Utilities: $478,000 ($10.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,323,000 ($159.62)
    General Support: $2,549,000 ($55.56)
    Highways: $981,000 ($21.38)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,336,000 ($247.09)
    Property: $5,219,000 ($113.76)
    Public Utilities: $4,920,000 ($107.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,790,000 ($82.61)
    NEC: $1,561,000 ($34.03)

San Luis Obispo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,320,000 ($268.54)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,360,000 ($552.77)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $9,985,000 ($217.64)
    Water Utilities: $2,430,000 ($52.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $25,055,000 ($546.12)
    Water Utilities: $11,690,000 ($254.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,290,000 ($224.29)
    Water Utilities: $3,060,000 ($66.70)

San Luis Obispo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $45,248,000 ($986.27)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
California average:

5.75%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.82% ($46,870 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.65% ($69,229)
from Fresno County, CA  0.29% ($45,656)


6.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.78% ($83,550 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.47% ($41,148)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($35,034)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Luis Obispo:

  • KKJL (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: SAN LUIS OBISPO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KJDJ (1030 AM; 3 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: PADRE SERRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KVEC (920 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYNS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KXTK (1280 AM; 10 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLFF (890 AM; 5 kW; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: JERRY J. COLLINS)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KUHL (1440 AM; 5 kW; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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 San Luis Obispo:

  • 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.)
  • KWSR (92.5 FM; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZOZ (93.3 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA-TEXAS, INC.)
  • KKJG (98.1 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: AGM SAN LUIS OBISPO, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KURQ (107.3 FM; GROVER BEACH, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMM (94.1 FM; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXTZ (95.3 FM; PISMO BEACH, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KXDZ (100.5 FM; TEMPLETON, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KIDI-FM (105.5 FM; GUADALUPE, CA; Owner: EMERALD WAVE MEDIA)
  • KXFM (99.1 FM; SANTA MARIA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCPR (91.3 FM; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around San Luis Obispo:

  • KSBY (Channel 6; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: NVG-SANTA BARBARA II, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KAGP-LP (Channel 8; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • K47GD (Channel 47; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: ESTRELLA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSSY-LP (Channel 66; ARROYO GRANDE, CA; Owner: CHERIE ERWIN)
  • 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.)
  • K09UF (Channel 9; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: RAUL AND CONSUELO PALAZUELOS)
  • KJCN-CA (Channel 36; PASO ROBLES, CA; Owner: CENTRAL COAST GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • KMMA-CA (Channel 18; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • K07WA (Channel 7; ATASCADERO, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • K57BC (Channel 57; SAN LUIS OBISPO,ETC., CA; Owner: SMITH BROADCASTING OF SANTA BARBARA, LP)
  • K22EE (Channel 22; MORRO BAY, CA; Owner: CENTRAL COAST GOOD NEWS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of San Luis Obispo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 53
Total length: 174 meters (571ft)
Total costs: $9,079,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,091,490
Total average daily truck traffic: 73,034

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 24
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for San Luis Obispo, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 219 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in San Luis Obispo)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in San Luis Obispo, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 434 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in San Luis Obispo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in San Luis Obispo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 179 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$354,479115$342,535483$313,85719$266,3463$723,783151$301,15610$94,243
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$417,45310$268,76049$303,8081$234,2600$014$282,4463$124,227
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$360,33022$325,306134$360,0143$221,1400$053$318,4404$165,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$445,43818$352,18795$347,1496$366,6050$029$381,0932$239,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$251,0003$187,50720$365,9142$213,1000$09$309,9861$77,580

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02 , 0110.00, 0111.01, 0111.02, 0111.03, 0112.00, 0113.00, 0115.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$403,2192$395,555
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$339,7571$302,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$521,1502$329,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$836,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02 , 0110.00, 0111.01, 0111.02, 0111.03, 0112.00, 0113.00, 0115.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - San Luis Obispo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for San Luis Obispo, CA

Most common first names in San Luis Obispo, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25874.8 years
William23374.2 years
Mary22881.3 years
James19672.6 years
Robert18172.8 years
George15179.5 years
Margaret14181.4 years
Charles13676.0 years
Helen13682.2 years
Dorothy11381.0 years
Most common last names in San Luis Obispo, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8475.1 years
Brown8380.4 years
Johnson7876.8 years
Anderson6078.8 years
Miller5078.1 years
Williams5081.4 years
Wilson4779.4 years
Jones4575.5 years
Davis4177.2 years
Martin4175.2 years
Businesses in San Luis Obispo, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Lane Furniture1
AT&T2Marriott1
Abercrombie & Fitch1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Albertsons1Men's Wearhouse1
Apple Store1Motel 62
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone1New Balance6
BMW1Nike8
Banana Republic1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panda Express2
Best Western2Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Budget Car Rental2Penske1
Burger King2PetSmart1
CVS3Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos2
Chico's1RadioShack1
Chipotle1Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid2
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Costco1Safeway1
Days Inn1Sephora1
Decora Cabinetry1Sprint Nextel1
Dennys1Staples2
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks8
Express1Subway6
FedEx13Super 81
Forever 211T-Mobile2
GNC3T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Gap1Trader Joe's1
H&R Block1Travelodge2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS10
HomeTown Buffet1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Vans3
Jamba Juice3Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Vons1
Kroger1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in San Luis Obispo, CA


San Luis Obispo on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #86 (93401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John O. Louch (49)
  • John Louch (19)
  • Poncho Meisenheimer (13)
  • William Waycott (12)
  • Joseph M. Johnson (8)
  • Gere S. Dizerega (8)
  • Scott Ganaja (8)
  • Scott Metzger (6)
  • William J. Kalenian (6)
  • Matthew L. Burk (5)

Total of 361 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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