Living in San Luis Obispo, CA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

San Luis Obispo, California Info Snack

Population
47,302
Unemployment
3.7%
Poverty
30.4%
Median Home
$643,200
Median Income
$56,071
Median Rent
$1,575

San Luis Obispo SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
2
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

San Luis Obispo, CA Crime Report

1,930
Total Crimes
4,043.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
63.25%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
San Luis Obispo
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,930 4,043.2 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 192 402.2 441.2 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 34 71.2 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 114 238.8 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,738 3,640.9 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 277 580.3 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,387 2,905.6 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 74 155.0 358.8 219.9

San Luis Obispo, CA Cost Of Living

159
San Luis Obispo's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense San Luis Obispo California National Average
Overall 159 140 100
Services 110 111 100
Groceries 110 118 100
Health 107 113 100
Housing 257 196 100
Transportation 123 128 100
Utilities 146 118 100

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Population over time in San Luis Obispo

Year Population % Change
2019 47,302 0.3%
2018 47,160 0.3%
2017 46,997 0.6%
2016 46,716 0.8%
2015 46,337 0.9%
2014 45,911 0.7%
2013 45,584 0.6%
2012 45,328 0.4%
2011 45,130 0.4%
2010 44,959 -

Race / Ethnicity in San Luis Obispo

White
70.6% (33,406)
African American
1.9% (894)
American Indian
0.4% (179)
Asian
5.3% (2,508)
Hawaiian
0.0% (21)
Other
0.2% (117)
Two Or More
3.3% (1,554)
Hispanic
18.2% (8,623)
Race San Luis Obispo CA USA
White 70.6% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 1.9% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.3% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 18.2% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in San Luis Obispo

Female
48.8% (23,061)
Male
51.2% (24,241)
Gender San Luis Obispo CA USA
Female 48.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 51.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in San Luis Obispo for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,365)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (1,892)
High School / GED
12.0% (5,676)
Some College
21.0% (9,933)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (4,257)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (13,717)
Master's Degree
14.0% (6,622)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,419)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,419)
Education San Luis Obispo CA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For San Luis Obispo, California

Less than $10,000
10.8% (511,494)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.5% (307,543)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.9% (516,474)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.4% (301,069)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.0% (518,217)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.8% (699,506)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (512,739)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.4% (634,262)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.4% (301,318)
$200,000 or more
9.0% (427,573)
Income San Luis Obispo CA USA
Less than $10,000 10.8% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.5% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.9% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.4% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.0% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.8% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.4% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.4% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 9.0% 12.2% 7.7%

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