San Luis Obispo Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

San Luis Obispo Population Demographics top

Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 47,302 0.3%
Male Population 24,241 0.8%
Female Population 23,061 -0.2%
Male Population 51.25 %
Female Population 48.75 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 26.7 1.9%
Citizen US Born 42,446 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 2,712 -2.8%
Not Citizen 2,144 -7.8%
Citizen US Born 89.73 %
Citizen not US Born 5.73 %
Not Citizen 4.53 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 189 -18.2%
Moved from Same Country 9,574 -4.1%
Moved from Same State 4,438 7.8%
Moved from Different State 1,074 -5.8%
Same House as Last Year 31,842 1.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.4 %
Moved from Same Country 20.32 %
Moved from Same State 9.42 %
Moved from Different State 2.28 %
Same House as Last Year 67.58 %

Occupational Employment in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 22,247 2.5%
Blue Collar 2,988 -0.9%
White Collar 88.16 %
Blue Collar 11.84 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,295 -5.5%
Private Companies 16,435 2.0%
Governmental Workers 5,033 5.3%
Not for Profit Companies 1,472 5.4%
Self Employees 9.09 %
Private Companies 65.13 %
Governmental Workers 19.94 %
Not for Profit Companies 5.83 %

Number of Households in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 18,995 1.5%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.2%
Family Households 7,507 -0.3%
Non-family Households 11,488 2.7%
Family Households 39.52 %
Non-family Households 60.48 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 3,157 -3.2%
Households without Children 15,838 2.5%
Households with Children 16.62 %
Households without Children 83.38 %

Median and Average Income in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $82,860.00 6.3%
Median Household Income $56,071.00 6.3%
People below Poverty Level 14,051 -4.2%
People above Poverty Level 31,989 2.6%

Housing in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 20,767 1.1%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,094 0.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 884 8.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,235 11.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,899 -2.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,247 -7.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,592 0.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,431 11.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,654 -1.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 731 14.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 18,995 1.5%
Owner Occupied 7,365 3.5%
Renter Occupied 11,630 0.3%
Owner Occupied 38.77 %
Renter Occupied 61.23 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 4,514 1.4%
Without Mortgage 2,851 7.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $675,800.00 2.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $572,300.00 9.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,565.00 6.0%
With Mortgage 61.29 %
Without Mortgage 38.71 %

San Luis Obispo Education Statistics top

Y-o-Y Change
No High School 947 -9.4%
Some High School 6,605 4.3%
Some College 7,723 0.3%
Associate Degree 3,079 -0.4%
Bachelor's Degree 9,409 3.5%
Graduate Degree 5,270 4.5%
No High School 2.3 %
Some High School 16.04 %
Some College 38.53 %
Associate Degree 7.48 %
Bachelor's Degree 22.85 %
Graduate Degree %

Marital Status in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 23,901 -0.8%
Married 13,066 1.1%
Separated 522 -3.0%
Widowed 1,734 5.4%
Divorced 3,444 1.9%
Never Married 56.71 %
Married 31 %
Separated 1.24 %
Widowed 4.11 %
Divorced 8.17 %

Means of Transport to Work in San Luis Obispo top

Y-o-Y Change
Car 18,406 1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 780 11.6%
Subway or Elevated 0 N/A
Railroad 0 N/A
Ferryboat 0 N/A
Bicycle 1,863 -1.5%
Motorcycle 127 -19.6%
TaxiCab 81 1.3%
Walk 1,843 7.0%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.

No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 93401 93405 93410

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San Luis Obispo is an area in San Luis Obispo County,California with a population of 47,302. There are 24,241 male residents living in San Luis Obispo and 23,061 female residents. The total number of households is 18,995 with 2 people per household on average.The median age of the current population is 27 with 13,066 people being married and 29,601 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 88.16% white collar employees and 11.84% blue collar employees in San Luis Obispo..
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