San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a great town to escape to for the weekend, Summer, or full time. This is town ranks first on the list for people to move to from Fresno County due to its cool weather, beaches, and outdoor activities.

Overview for San Luis Obispo, CA

47,257 people live in San Luis Obispo, where the median age is 26 and the average individual income is $39,464. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,257

Total Population

26 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,464

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo has 19,035 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Luis Obispo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 47,257 people call San Luis Obispo home. The population density is 3,551.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,257

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

26

Median Age

50.92 / 49.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
19,035

Total Households

2.41

Average Household Size

$39,464

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Luis Obispo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
San Luis Obispo Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Bishop's Peak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
San Luis Obispo Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Central Coast International School
PRIVATE
3rd - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Montessori Childrens School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Mission College Prep High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
San Luis Obispo Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Old Mission Pre School Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

Around San Luis Obispo, CA

There's plenty to do around San Luis Obispo, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

65
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
31
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including SLO Cheesecake Company, Viva Mexico Foods, and El Lugar Wines.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.2 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.4 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.94 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Nestled on California's enchanting central coast, San Luis Obispo (SLO) beckons those seeking a harmonious blend of natural splendor, cultural richness, and a laid-back yet vibrant lifestyle. With its panoramic vistas of rolling hills, sun-kissed vineyards, and nearby ocean expanses, SLO offers a canvas of scenic beauty that sets the stage for a truly idyllic living experience.

Ranked among the nation's top places to reside, San Luis Obispo boasts a quality of life characterized by safety, excellent schools, and a close-knit community spirit. The heart of the city's charm lies in its downtown area, where quaint shops, diverse dining options, and a thriving cultural scene converge to create a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

For outdoor enthusiasts, SLO is a haven. Trails crisscross the landscape, inviting hikers and bikers to explore the natural wonders that surround the city. The nearby state parks, including Montana de Oro and Morro Bay, offer a playground for those seeking adventure against a backdrop of breathtaking coastal landscapes.

Home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), SLO benefits from an intellectual vibrancy and diverse perspectives that come with a university town. This, coupled with a robust calendar of local events and festivals, contributes to a dynamic and engaging community life.

The Central Coast's reputation as a wine region is epitomized in SLO, where vineyards and wineries dot the countryside. Wine enthusiasts can indulge in the flavors of the region, adding a touch of sophistication to the city's relaxed ambiance.

Strategically positioned between Los Angeles and San Francisco, SLO allows residents to explore the best of California, from the iconic coastlines of Big Sur to the historic opulence of Hearst Castle. Proximity to the wine regions of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara further enhances the city's appeal.

In San Luis Obispo, life unfolds amidst a tapestry of natural wonders and cultural treasures, offering a unique and captivating experience for those who choose to call this coastal gem home.


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