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San Luis Obispo County, California (CA)


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County population in 2012: 274,804 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 246,681 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 43,229
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,691
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 56,992
Renter-occupied apartments: 41,096 (it was 35,747 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

44%

Land area: 3304 sq. mi.
Water area: 311.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 82 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Luis Obispo County: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (23.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in San Luis Obispo County, California:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Males: 137,999  (47.0%)
Females: 131,638  (53.0%)

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San Luis Obispo County,CA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
San Luis Obispo County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,661 ($42,428 in 1999)
This county:

$56661
California:

$58931

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,011 (lower quartile is $828, upper quartile is $1,418)
This county:

$1011
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $460,300 (it was $218,600 in 2000)
San Luis Obispo County:

$460,300
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $326,500 - $673,000

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $570,408
Here:

$570,408
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $406,739
Here:

$406,739
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $223,946
Here:

$223,946
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,263
Here:

$206,263
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $273,438
Here:

$273,438
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $216,181
Here:

$216,181
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,126
Here:

$11,126
State:

$63,652
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,245
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

Institutionalized population: 8,770

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


San Luis Obispo County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,508 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,631 (0.4%)


San Luis Obispo County household income distribution in 2009 San Luis Obispo County home values distribution


San Luis Obispo County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.3%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.3%
San Luis Obispo County:

13.3%
California:

14.2%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo County is $758 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $923 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1345 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), Arroyo Grande, Baywood-Los Osos, Los Osos, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Morro Bay.

San Luis Obispo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
93401San Luis Obispo1733
93402Los Osos1220
93405San Luis Obispo1033
93406San Luis Obispo30
93420Arroyo Grande20510
93422Atascadero18336
93423Atascadero20
93424Avila Beach10
93428Cambria640
93430Cayucos202
93432Creston30
93433Grover Beach420
93442Morro Bay580
93443Morro Bay10
93444Nipomo860
93445Oceano230
93446Paso Robles15714
93447Paso Robles10
93449Pismo Beach404
93451San Miguel102
93452San Simeon3718
93453Santa Margarita100
93465Templeton6917

2005 air pollution in San Luis Obispo County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.092 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.071 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 46 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 17 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.008 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.slo.ca.us

Click to draw/clear San Luis Obispo County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in San Luis Obispo County: Cuesta Electronic Site (A), Sprague Camp (B), Whitner Ranch (C), Navajo Campground (D), La Panza Campground (E), Old Cooper Ranch (F), Varnum Ranch (G), Taylor Ranch (H), Spring Ranch (I), Shandon Pump Station (J), Sacramento Ranch (K), Ludeke Ranch (L), Kester Ranch (M), Jack Ranch (N), Iverson Ranch (O), Hillman Ranch (P), Hearst Ranch (Q), Joughin Ranch (R), Hi Mountain Campground (S), Hillman Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Luis Obispo County include: Mennonite Church (A), Church of the Good Shepherd (B), First Missionary Baptist Church (C), University Christian Center (D), Mercy Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Quintana Cemetery (1), Santa Margarita Cemetery (2), Templeton Cemetery (3), Paso Robles District Cemetery (4), Adelaida Cemetery (5), Shandon Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bolsa Chica Lake (A), Poso Ortega (B), Hospital Lake (C), Poison Water Pond (D), Soda Lake (E), Jack Lake (F), Pipeline Lake (G), Celery Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gulch House Creek (A), Green Valley Creek (B), Franklin Creek (C), Ellysly Creek (D), New River (E), Navajo Creek (F), Dry Creek (G), Dip Creek (H), Dairy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Luis Obispo County include: Mustang Stadium (1), Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve (2), Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (3), Estero Bluffs State Park (4), Harmony Headlands State Park (5), Hearst San Simeon State Park (6), William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach (7), Cuesta Canyon County Park (8), Hearst Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Kern County , Kings County , Monterey County , Santa Barbara County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 31,338
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 22,016 (41% naturalized citizens)

San Luis Obispo County:

8.9%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.7%

San Luis Obispo County marital status for males
San Luis Obispo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in San Luis Obispo County with a mortgage: 31,969 (4,015 second mortgage, 3,337 home equity loan, 111 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,830

Here:

73.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.42%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 107,121
Total congregations: 182

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentVineyard USA
Adherents68,264 (63.7%)5,418 (5.1%)3,229 (3.0%)2,300 (2.1%)2,229 (2.1%)
Congregations16 (8.8%)12 (6.6%)5 (2.7%)3 (1.6%)5 (2.7%)
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)JewishOther
Adherents2,191 (2.0%)1,834 (1.7%)1,800 (1.7%)1,700 (1.6%)18,156 (16.9%)
Congregations9 (4.9%)13 (7.1%)7 (3.8%)2 (1.1%)110 (60.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), Arroyo Grande

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
San Luis Obispo 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
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 288
San Luis Obispo County:

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.1%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
California:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

14.5%
State:

17.9%


Agriculture in San Luis Obispo County:

Average size of farms: 568 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $170,712
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3376.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.82%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,284
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,723
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.66%
All wheat for grain: 1445 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31,566 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 38,246 acres

Earthquake activity:

San Luis Obispo County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1253% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from the county center
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 32.1 miles away from the county 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 60.5 miles away from San Luis Obispo County center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
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 30.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1925 at 14:42:00, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 UK) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in San Luis Obispo County (%):





San Luis Obispo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 79,633 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 14,513 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,017 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 22 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 432 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,376 (1%)
  • Walked: 3,984 (4%)
  • Other means: 772 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,028 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in San Luis Obispo County, California in 2000:

People in group quarters in San Luis Obispo County, California in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $61,845.

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%

5.06% relocated from other counties in California ($42,406 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($11,455 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

1.63%
California average:

1.75%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from San Diego County, CA  0.27% ($39,208)
from Orange County, CA  0.27% ($83,402)
from Ventura County, CA  0.27% ($76,502)
from Kern County, CA  0.25% ($54,278)


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%

4.37% relocated to other counties in California ($31,330 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($15,765 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

2.40%
California average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Orange County, CA  0.21% ($43,280)
to Kern County, CA  0.20% ($49,246)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.19% ($46,491)
to Fresno County, CA  0.18% ($45,092)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in San Luis Obispo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in San Luis Obispo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Luis Obispo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 40,110 (34,939 aged, 5,171 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.8. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.2
  • Suffocation - 32.6
  • Poisoning - 18.0
  • Other - 8.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 252,631

Size of family households: 30,125 2-persons, 13,451 3-persons, 11,442 4-persons, 5,222 5-persons, 1,993 6-persons, 1,458 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,773 1-person, 7,795 2-persons, 1,878 3-persons, 1,173 4-persons, 487 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.

85.3% of residents of San Luis Obispo County speak English at home.
10.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,210,834,000 ($4756 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $76,491,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $587,167,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $289,611,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,391,000
Federal grants: $241,671,000
Federal procurement contracts: $29,839,000 ($16,542,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $54,155,000 ($20,661,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $26,522,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $68,444,000
Federal Government insurance: $383,785,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,099
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,722
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,206
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,480
Here +14 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Luis Obispo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.61 millions of gallons per day (63% from ground, 37% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.5

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 228
  • 2 rooms: 1,156
  • 3 rooms: 2,978
  • 4 rooms: 6,770
  • 5 rooms: 14,881
  • 6 rooms: 15,362
  • 7 rooms: 8,385
  • 8 rooms: 4,210
  • 9+ rooms: 3,022
  • 1 room: 2,490
  • 2 rooms: 4,611
  • 3 rooms: 6,007
  • 4 rooms: 10,589
  • 5 rooms: 6,685
  • 6 rooms: 3,607
  • 7 rooms: 1,161
  • 8 rooms: 359
  • 9+ rooms: 238
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 404
  • 1 bedroom: 2,853
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,287
  • 3 bedrooms: 29,496
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,707
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,245
  • no bedroom: 3,127
  • 1 bedroom: 8,724
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,169
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,951
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,500
  • 5+ bedrooms: 276
Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,718
  • 1 vehicle: 15,373
  • 2 vehicles: 25,339
  • 3 vehicles: 10,107
  • 4 vehicles: 3,109
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,346
  • no vehicle: 3,171
  • 1 vehicle: 15,395
  • 2 vehicles: 11,868
  • 3 vehicles: 3,629
  • 4 vehicles: 1,148
  • 5+ vehicles: 536

47% of San Luis Obispo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in California.

San Luis Obispo County:

47.4%
State average:

52.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $223,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Luis Obispo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.3%)
  • Electricity (9.6%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (66.9%)
  • Electricity (23.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,298
Here:

9.1%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 856
Here:

5.8%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,265
Here:

4.4%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Cash and Securities

San Luis Obispo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



San Luis Obispo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Luis Obispo County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 44 full 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 ORIGINATED664$320,1011,586$330,5597,363$299,215305$237,0368$580,3751,539$312,045148$169,182
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$311,774188$313,521696$315,76723$266,3040$0157$297,33135$119,886
APPLICATIONS DENIED116$282,621288$317,3092,181$350,550103$186,1843$945,000498$319,558124$169,903
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$331,560256$353,1881,586$330,25376$313,6453$905,667259$315,91148$225,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$319,85730$340,967331$364,0279$350,0000$060$410,4174$120,750
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED109$325,31253$332,4727$314,5710$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$316,50028$380,5007$299,1431$327,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$320,59510$365,4006$294,1670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$400,9236$296,3333$293,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$319,6671$368,0000$00$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in San Luis Obispo County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,26375.5 years
William1,10675.8 years
Mary1,01680.5 years
Robert93673.4 years
James84773.1 years
George65878.2 years
Charles63776.1 years
Helen53381.8 years
Dorothy51479.6 years
Margaret49480.9 years
Most common last names in San Luis Obispo County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45176.6 years
Johnson34677.4 years
Brown28177.9 years
Williams24777.9 years
Anderson22678.1 years
Miller21977.0 years
Jones21776.7 years
Davis20476.1 years
Martin19276.5 years
Wilson18477.0 years
Businesses in San Luis Obispo County, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven8Lane Bryant1
AT&T6Lane Furniture4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ace Hardware8Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
Albertsons5Marriott1
Apple Store1Marshalls1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets21
AutoZone3McDonald's12
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motel 67
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance8
Best Western12Nike16
Blockbuster1OfficeMax3
Budget Car Rental3Old Navy1
Burger King5Pac Sun1
CVS8Panda Express4
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chipotle1Payless3
Cold Stone Creamery3Penske3
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Costco1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Quality3
Days Inn3Quiznos4
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack7
Dennys3Ramada1
Domino's Pizza6Rite Aid10
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
El Pollo Loco1SAS Shoes2
Express1Safeway4
Famous Footwear3Sears5
FedEx45Sephora1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel1
GNC10Staples4
GameStop3Starbucks24
Gap1Subway22
Goodwill2Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile8
H&R Block10T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn4Taco Bell9
Home Depot2Target1
HomeTown Buffet1The Room Place2
IHOP1Trader Joe's3
IZOD1Travelodge4
JCPenney1True Value3
Jack In The Box1U-Haul12
Jamba Juice5UPS32
Jones New York13Urban Outfitters1
Journeys1Vans13
KFC2Verizon Wireless3
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart2Vons7
Kohl's2Walgreens1
Kroger2Walmart2
La Quinta1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
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