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San Luis Obispo County, CA&

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Population
281,401
0.83% growth
Median Age
38.7
Median Household Income
$62,648
-1.3% decline
Poverty Rate
14.9%
Number of Employees
128,903
4.01% growth
Median Property Value
$508,200
10.5% growth

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Economy

The economy of San Luis Obispo County, CA employs 128,903 people. The economy of San Luis Obispo County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.19; 2.5; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in San Luis Obispo County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (18,624), Retail trade (15,230), and Educational Services (13,959), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,946), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,328), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,563).

Median household income in San Luis Obispo County, CA is $62,648. Males in San Luis Obispo County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,710. The income inequality of San Luis Obispo County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 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 County, 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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Diversity

San Luis Obispo County, CA is home to a population of 281,401 people, from which 94.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of San Luis Obispo County, CA is composed of 194,765 White residents (69.2%), 62,516 Hispanic residents (22.2%), 9,963 Asian residents (3.54%), 6,318 Two+ residents (2.25%), and 5,336 Black residents (1.9%). The most common foreign languages in San Luis Obispo County, CA are Spanish (37,065 speakers), Chinese (1,353 speakers), and Tagalog (1,127 speakers), but compared to other places, San Luis Obispo County, CA has a relative high number of Thai (316 speakers), Other West Germanic (415 speakers), and Portuguese (764 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in San Luis Obispo County, CA awarded 7,377 degrees. The student population of San Luis Obispo County, CA is skewed towards females, with 3,447 male students and 3,930 female students. Most students in San Luis Obispo County, CA are White (4,529 and 61.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,166 and 15.8%), Asian (636 and 8.62%), and Unknown (423 and 5.73%). The largest universities in San Luis Obispo County, CA by number of graduates are California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (5,691 and 77.1%), Cuesta College (1,167 and 15.8%), and Laurus College (236 and 3.2%). The most popular majors in San Luis Obispo County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (729 and 9.9%), General Biological Sciences (235 and 3.19%), and Mechanical Engineering (203 and 2.75%). The median tuition costs in San Luis Obispo County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 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 County, CA is $508,200, which is 2.61 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $459,900 to $508,200, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate of San Luis Obispo County, CA is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in San Luis Obispo County, CA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Luis Obispo County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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