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San Luis Obispo County, California (CA)

County population in 2019: 283,111 (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: 86 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in San Luis Obispo County: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in San Luis Obispo County, CA (2019)
    • 192,71578.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 64,86026.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10,6104.3%Asian alone
    • 7,3463.0%Two or more races
    • 4,8712.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3800.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,0760.4%Some other race alone
    • 2530.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Males: 141,980  (50.1%)
Females: 141,131  (49.9%)
Average household size:
San Luis Obispo County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $77,265 ($42,428 in 1999)
This county:

$77,265
California:

$80,440

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,533 (lower quartile is $1,136, upper quartile is $1,895)
This county:

$1533
State:

$1486


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $637,000 (it was $218,600 in 2000)
San Luis Obispo:

$637,000
California:

$568,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $457,900 - $862,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $753,356
Here:

$753,356
State:

$765,845

Townhouses or other attached units: $508,788
Here:

$508,788
State:

$677,010

In 2-unit structures: $1,094,994
Here:

$1,094,994
State:

$1,050,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $369,607
Here:

$369,607
State:

$661,682

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $385,927
Here:

$385,927
State:

$672,204

Mobile homes: $323,600
Here:

$323,600
State:

$158,037

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $79,575
Here:

$79,575
State:

$99,065

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,427
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $651

Institutionalized population: 8,770

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 177
  • Burglaries: 507
  • Thefts: 1045
  • Auto thefts: 6

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 152
  • Burglaries: 488
  • Thefts: 1052
  • Auto thefts: 13
San Luis Obispo County, CA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1212 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 1998: 1637 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 1999: 1547 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2000: 1541 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2001: 1709 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2002: 1690 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2003: 1983 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2004: 2043 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2005: 1875 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2006: 1388 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2007: 919 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2008: 518 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2009: 321 buildings, average cost: $273,500
  • 2010: 308 buildings, average cost: $315,100
  • 2011: 266 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2012: 335 buildings, average cost: $332,300
  • 2013: 495 buildings, average cost: $338,600
  • 2014: 812 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2015: 692 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2016: 583 buildings, average cost: $333,500
  • 2017: 693 buildings, average cost: $313,300
  • 2018: 692 buildings, average cost: $320,400
  • 2019: 680 buildings, average cost: $279,900
Number of permits per 10,000 San Luis Obispo, CA residents
Average permit cost in San Luis Obispo, CA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,975 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,735 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in San Luis Obispo, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in San Luis Obispo, CA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in San Luis Obispo, CA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.9%
San Luis Obispo County:

11.9%
California:

11.8%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.1% for American Indian residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.0 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.4 years old, Black residents: 28.8 years old, American Indian residents: 45.2 years old, Asian residents: 40.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.5 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

2018 air pollution in San Luis Obispo County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 26.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Alexander County, North Carolina , Bedford County, Tennessee , Yavapai County, Arizona , Hardin County, Tennessee , Henderson County, Tennessee , Knox County, Tennessee , Martin County, North Carolina , Stanly County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
California:

7.9%

Unemployment by year in San Luis Obispo, CA
County total employment by year in San Luis Obispo, CA
County average yearly wages by year in San Luis Obispo, CA

Current college students: 31,338
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 27,300 (51.2% naturalized citizens)

San Luis Obispo County:

9.6%
Whole state:

26.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,0672010 or later
  • 6,8882000 to 2009
  • 6,6711990 to 1999
  • 6,2991980 to 1989
  • 3,0121970 to 1979
  • 4,967Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 83,416
  • One, attached: 6,292
  • Two: 5,225
  • 3 or 4: 7,334
  • 5 to 9: 4,904
  • 10 to 19: 3,318
  • 20 to 49: 2,844
  • 50 or more: 1,141
  • Mobile homes: 9,447
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 48

Housing units in San Luis Obispo County with a mortgage: 40,243 (618 second mortgage, 4,090 home equity loan, 617 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,240

Here:

60.6% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Luis Obispo County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic89,07517
Evangelical Protestant27,483138
Mainline Protestant16,09956
Other11,53047
Black Protestant1,0783
Orthodox2052
None124,167-
San Luis Obispo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
San Luis Obispo County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This 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.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 288
This county:

11.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

6.1%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Luis Obispo County:

21.5%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly above California state average. It is 7001% 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 San Luis Obispo 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 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from the county 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 244.6 miles away from the county 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 137.0 miles away from San Luis Obispo County 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, 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • California Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4482, Natural disaster type: Other
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: February 1, 2017 - February 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 18, 2017 - January 23, 2017, FEMA Id: 4305, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2017 - January 12, 2017, FEMA Id: 4301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • California Winter Storms, Flooding, and Debris and Mud Flows, Incident Period: December 17, 2010 to January 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1952: January 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 1952, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: December 17, 2005 to January 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1628: February 03, 2006, FEMA Id: 1628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • California Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3248: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3248, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • California Earthquake, Incident Period: December 22, 2003 to February 06, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1505: January 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1505, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • California Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1998 to April 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1203: February 09, 1998, FEMA Id: 1203, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • California Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 28, 1996 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1155: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1155, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in San Luis Obispo County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - San Luis Obispo

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98,751 (72.0%)
  • Carpooled: 14,956 (10.9%)
  • Bus: 2,431 (1.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,170 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,694 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 6,479 (4.7%)
  • Worked at home: 11,756 (8.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • India (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Luis Obispo County


  • American (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Portuguese (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 6,919 people in state prisons
  • 3,705 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,210 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 952 people in nursing homes
  • 793 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 769 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 376 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 304 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 166 people in other group homes
  • 113 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 67 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 46 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in halfway houses
  • 18 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

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

  • 6,862 people in college/university student housing
  • 6,428 people in state prisons
  • 996 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 690 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 547 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 487 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 391 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 131 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 127 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 122 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 97 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $76,464.

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
California average:

5.03%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($377 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

4.36% relocated from other counties in California ($55,250 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($16,735 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

1.51%
California average:

1.72%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Barbara County, CA  0.67% ($61,128 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.58% ($74,537)
from Kern County, CA  0.33% ($79,695)
from Fresno County, CA  0.27% ($71,047)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($64,681)
from Orange County, CA  0.22% ($116,112)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.20% ($115,089)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
California average:

5.21%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($357 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

0.04%
California average:

0.09%

3.75% relocated to other counties in California ($33,683 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($19,569 average AGI)
San Luis Obispo County:

2.01%
California average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Barbara County, CA  0.76% ($50,866 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.39% ($56,817)
to San Diego County, CA  0.23% ($45,972)
to Orange County, CA  0.20% ($67,000)
to Kern County, CA  0.19% ($50,785)
to Fresno County, CA  0.17% ($34,749)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.15% ($52,663)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.5

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 from 2007 to 2019: 8.3

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 from 2007 to 2018: 1.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in San Luis Obispo County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in San Luis Obispo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 42,240 (36,300 aged, 5,940 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,346 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in San Luis Obispo County, California in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,396)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,591)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,079)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,002)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,893)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,517)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,085)
  • Congestive heart failure (979)
  • Sequelae of other and unspecified cerebrovascular diseases (807)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (785)

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: 283,111
  • Male householders: 56,449 (11,735 living alone), Female householders: 50,063 (16,712 living alone)
  • 54,297 spouses (54,082 opposite-sex spouses), 5,428 unmarried partners, (5,271 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 66,490 children (62,740 natural, 1,145 adopted, 2,605 stepchildren), 6,401 grandchildren, 2,624 brothers or sisters, 2,356 parents, 130 foster children, 4,617 other relatives, 18,595 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 15,661

Size of family households: 33,962 2-persons, 13,689 3-persons, 12,850 4-persons, 3,373 5-persons, 2,617 6-persons, 868 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,447 1-person, 7,378 2-persons, 1,601 3-persons, 1,140 4-persons, 479 5-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

32,966 married couples with children.
8,851 single-parent households (2,099 men, 6,752 women).

81.9% of residents of San Luis Obispo speak English at home.
13.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,210,834,000 ($4,756 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:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

Year house built in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Year house built in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • 4,9222014 or later
  • 2,9012010 to 2013
  • 18,7902000 to 2009
  • 14,7401990 to 1999
  • 26,7281980 to 1989
  • 22,9591970 to 1979
  • 10,6051960 to 1969
  • 9,4131950 to 1959
  • 5,0601940 to 1949
  • 7,8511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • 3441 room
  • 2742 rooms
  • 1,9143 rooms
  • 9,4934 rooms
  • 14,8085 rooms
  • 15,3586 rooms
  • 10,3247 rooms
  • 6,3158 rooms
  • 7,6539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • 2,1251 room
  • 3,2212 rooms
  • 6,9403 rooms
  • 12,5224 rooms
  • 5,5245 rooms
  • 4,9046 rooms
  • 2,3427 rooms
  • 1,7698 rooms
  • 6829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • 388no bedroom
  • 1,2741 bedroom
  • 14,8162 bedrooms
  • 35,6803 bedrooms
  • 12,5344 bedrooms
  • 1,7915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • 2,432no bedroom
  • 8,0891 bedroom
  • 17,4222 bedrooms
  • 9,0053 bedrooms
  • 2,7714 bedrooms
  • 3105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,957no vehicle
  • 14,8921 vehicle
  • 24,2822 vehicles
  • 15,2793 vehicles
  • 5,8104 vehicles
  • 4,2635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in San Luis Obispo County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,605no vehicle
  • 14,3121 vehicle
  • 13,1942 vehicles
  • 5,2563 vehicles
  • 2,4404 vehicles
  • 1,2225+ vehicles

82.2% of San Luis Obispo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in California.

San Luis Obispo County:

82.2%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 191,444
  • Other state: 61,035
  • Northeast: 10,527
  • Midwest: 19,974
  • South: 13,656
  • West: 16,878
Year householders moved into unit in San Luis Obispo County, CA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Luis Obispo County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.0%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,574
Here:

11.0%
California:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,082
Here:

9.7%
California:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 322
Here:

1.0%
California:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

San Luis Obispo County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $35,814,000
  • Charges - Other: $52,903,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,120,000
    Air Transportation: $7,191,000
    Sewerage: $5,666,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,937,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
    Regular Highways: $272,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $798,000
    Water Utilities: $487,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $93,520,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $87,933,000
    Police Protection: $35,415,000
    Regular Highways: $31,082,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,789,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,170,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,193,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,381,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,128,000
    Water Utilities: $17,467,000
    Financial Administration: $14,816,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,675,000
    General - Other: $13,555,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,931,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,262,000
    Libraries: $8,951,000
    Sewerage: $7,051,000
    Air Transportation: $4,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,513,000
    Highways: $5,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,668,000
    Air Transportation: $2,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,193,000
    Education: $157,000
    Health and Hospitals: $115,000
    Natural Resources: $49,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,021,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,243,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,967,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,695,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,141,000
    Other: $1,101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $688,618,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,895,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,858,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,836,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,360,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,316,000
    Special Assessments: $3,589,000
    Rents: $898,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,291,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,622,000
    Water Utilities: $569,000
    Police Protection: $474,000
    Correctional Institutions: $448,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Libraries: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $427,973,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,917,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,369,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $131,492,000
    Other: $52,399,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,543,000
    Education: $28,816,000
    Highways: $15,120,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,159,000
    Water Utilities: $28,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $184,599,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,203,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,540,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,398,000
    Other License: $5,106,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,189,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,031,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,565,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,352,000

San Luis Obispo County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $35,814,000
  • Charges - Other: $52,903,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,120,000
    Air Transportation: $7,191,000
    Sewerage: $5,666,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,937,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
    Regular Highways: $272,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $798,000
    Water Utilities: $487,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $93,520,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $87,933,000
    Police Protection: $35,415,000
    Regular Highways: $31,082,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,789,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,170,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,193,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,381,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,128,000
    Water Utilities: $17,467,000
    Financial Administration: $14,816,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,675,000
    General - Other: $13,555,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,931,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,262,000
    Libraries: $8,951,000
    Sewerage: $7,051,000
    Air Transportation: $4,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,513,000
    Highways: $5,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,668,000
    Air Transportation: $2,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,193,000
    Education: $157,000
    Health and Hospitals: $115,000
    Natural Resources: $49,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,021,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,243,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,967,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,695,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,141,000
    Other: $1,101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $688,618,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,895,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,858,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,836,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,360,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,316,000
    Special Assessments: $3,589,000
    Rents: $898,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,291,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,622,000
    Water Utilities: $569,000
    Police Protection: $474,000
    Correctional Institutions: $448,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Libraries: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $427,973,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,917,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,369,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $131,492,000
    Other: $52,399,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,543,000
    Education: $28,816,000
    Highways: $15,120,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,159,000
    Water Utilities: $28,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $184,599,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,203,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,540,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,398,000
    Other License: $5,106,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,189,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,031,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,565,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,352,000

San Luis Obispo County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $35,814,000
  • Charges - Other: $52,903,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,120,000
    Air Transportation: $7,191,000
    Sewerage: $5,666,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,937,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
    Regular Highways: $272,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $798,000
    Water Utilities: $487,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $93,520,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $87,933,000
    Police Protection: $35,415,000
    Regular Highways: $31,082,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,789,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,170,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,193,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,381,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,128,000
    Water Utilities: $17,467,000
    Financial Administration: $14,816,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,675,000
    General - Other: $13,555,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,931,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,262,000
    Libraries: $8,951,000
    Sewerage: $7,051,000
    Air Transportation: $4,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,513,000
    Highways: $5,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,668,000
    Air Transportation: $2,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,193,000
    Education: $157,000
    Health and Hospitals: $115,000
    Natural Resources: $49,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,021,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,243,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,967,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,695,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,141,000
    Other: $1,101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $688,618,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,895,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,858,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,836,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,360,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,316,000
    Special Assessments: $3,589,000
    Rents: $898,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,291,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,622,000
    Water Utilities: $569,000
    Police Protection: $474,000
    Correctional Institutions: $448,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Libraries: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $427,973,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,917,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,369,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $131,492,000
    Other: $52,399,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,543,000
    Education: $28,816,000
    Highways: $15,120,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,159,000
    Water Utilities: $28,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $184,599,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,203,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,540,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,398,000
    Other License: $5,106,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,189,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,031,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,565,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,352,000

San Luis Obispo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $35,814,000
  • Charges - Other: $52,903,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,120,000
    Air Transportation: $7,191,000
    Sewerage: $5,666,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,937,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
    Regular Highways: $272,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $798,000
    Water Utilities: $487,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
    Sewerage: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $93,520,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $87,933,000
    Police Protection: $35,415,000
    Regular Highways: $31,082,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,789,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,170,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $19,193,000
    Local Fire Protection: $18,381,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,128,000
    Water Utilities: $17,467,000
    Financial Administration: $14,816,000
    Corrections - Other: $13,675,000
    General - Other: $13,555,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,931,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,262,000
    Libraries: $8,951,000
    Sewerage: $7,051,000
    Air Transportation: $4,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,513,000
    Highways: $5,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,668,000
    Air Transportation: $2,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,193,000
    Education: $157,000
    Health and Hospitals: $115,000
    Natural Resources: $49,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,021,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,243,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,967,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,695,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,141,000
    Other: $1,101,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $688,618,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,895,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,858,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,135,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,836,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,360,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,316,000
    Special Assessments: $3,589,000
    Rents: $898,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,291,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,622,000
    Water Utilities: $569,000
    Police Protection: $474,000
    Correctional Institutions: $448,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $245,000
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Libraries: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $427,973,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,917,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,369,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $131,492,000
    Other: $52,399,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,543,000
    Education: $28,816,000
    Highways: $15,120,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,159,000
    Water Utilities: $28,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $184,599,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,203,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,540,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,398,000
    Other License: $5,106,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,189,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,031,000
    Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,565,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,352,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,300
  • Number of aged recipients: 782
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,518
  • Number of recipients under 18: 369
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,664
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,267
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,823
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,819
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
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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Luis Obispo, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in San Luis Obispo, CA - 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-Eleven8La-Z-Boy2
99 Cents Only Stores1Lane Bryant1
AT&T6Lane Furniture4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ace Hardware8Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
Albertsons5Marriott1
Apple Store1Marshalls1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets21
AutoZone3Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's12
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motel 67
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance8
Best Western12Nike16
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax3
Burger King5Old Navy1
CVS8Pac Sun1
Carl\s Jr.7Panda Express4
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless3
Chipotle1Penske3
Circle K3PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery3Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Costco1Quality3
Curves2Quiznos4
Days Inn3RadioShack7
Decora Cabinetry4Ramada1
Dennys3Rite Aid10
Domino's Pizza6Rodeway Inn1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes2
Econo Lodge1Safeway4
El Pollo Loco1Sears5
Express1Sephora1
Famous Footwear3Sprint Nextel1
FedEx45Staples4
Ford3Starbucks24
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC10Subway22
GameStop3Super 82
Gap1T-Mobile8
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell9
H&R Block10Target1
Hilton1The Room Place2
Holiday Inn4Toyota1
Home Depot2Trader Joe's3
HomeTown Buffet1Travelodge4
Honda1True Value3
IHOP1U-Haul12
IZOD1UPS32
JCPenney1Urban Outfitters1
Jack In The Box1Vans13
Jamba Juice5Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York13Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
KFC2Vons7
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart2Walmart2
Kohl's2Wendy's1
Kroger2YMCA1
La Quinta1

San Luis Obispo County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #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+)"