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Population
46,716
0.82% growth
Median Age
26.1
Median Household Income
$47,777
3.73% growth
Poverty Rate
32.7%
Number of Employees
24,108
3.24% growth
Median Property Value
$567,600
3.92% growth

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Economy

The economy of San Luis Obispo, CA employs 24,108 people. The economy of San Luis Obispo, CA is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.24; 1.85; and 1.8 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in San Luis Obispo, CA are Educational Services (4,166), Accommodation & Food Service (3,497), and Retail trade (3,216), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,607), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,333), and Finance & Insurance ($44,625).

Median household income in San Luis Obispo, CA is $47,777. Males in San Luis Obispo, CA have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,949. The income inequality of San Luis Obispo, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for San Luis Obispo, CA. In San Luis Obispo County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,242. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of San Luis Obispo, CA is from the county of San Luis Obispo County, CA.

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Diversity

San Luis Obispo, CA is home to a population of 46,716 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of San Luis Obispo, CA is composed of 34,059 White residents (72.9%), 7,791 Hispanic residents (16.7%), 2,443 Asian residents (5.23%), 1,308 Two+ residents (2.8%), and 989 Black residents (2.12%). The most common foreign languages in San Luis Obispo, CA are Spanish (5,267 speakers), Chinese (543 speakers), and Other Indic (173 speakers), but compared to other places, San Luis Obispo, CA has a relative high number of Armenian (171 speakers), Scandinavian (56 speakers), and Gujarati (127 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in San Luis Obispo, CA awarded 384 degrees. The student population of San Luis Obispo, CA is skewed towards females, with 100 male students and 284 female students. Most students in San Luis Obispo, CA are Hispanic or Latino (146 and 38%), followed by White (126 and 32.8%), Unknown (55 and 14.3%), and Black or African American (25 and 6.51%). The largest universities in San Luis Obispo, CA by number of graduates are Laurus College (236 and 61.5%), Central California School (148 and 38.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in San Luis Obispo, CA are Medical Insurance Specialist (126 and 32.8%), Computer Support Specialist (34 and 8.85%), and General Office Occupations & Clerical Services (18 and 4.69%). The median tuition costs in San Luis Obispo, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Luis Obispo, CA is $567,600, which is 2.77 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $546,200 to $567,600, a 3.92% increase. The homeownership rate of San Luis Obispo, CA is 36.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in San Luis Obispo, CA have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Luis Obispo, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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