San Luis Obispo County, CA

282,887 Population
3,298.7 square miles 85.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Population Density
85.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.6%
was 49.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.0%
was 9.6%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
17.9%
was 18.1%
Ranked 38th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
19.1%
was 18.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 4.6
Ranked 6th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
10.6%
was 14.9%
Ranked 11th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$64,014
was $62,648
Ranked 17th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.8
46.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,849
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
32
Ranked 22nd Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.1
was 0.7
Ranked 22nd Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
115.3
was 107.8
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
479.4
was 480.0
Ranked 30th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
120,866
was 120,134
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,313
was $1,254
Ranked 18th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
647
was 417
 
Occupied Housing Units
106,312
was 104,760
 
Homeownership Rate
62.6%
was 58.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
495
was 335
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
36.6
was 36.4
Ranked 30th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.8%
was 26.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
152
was 82
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 35th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.5
was 3.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.3
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.3%
was 96.9%
Ranked 24th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.9%
was 90.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.2%
was 34.1%
Ranked 13th Highest in CA

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