San Luis Obispo Population

San Luis Obispo Population


About 45,000 people live in the city of San Luis Obispo. The city growth has been very slow in the last ten or so years. From 2000 to 2009, San Luis Obispo only gained 576 new inhabitants, probably due to SLO’s higher home prices. The median home price here is $629,000, the third highest in the county, after Pismo Beach at $750,000 and Cambria at $650,000. (By comparison, Paso Robles has the lowest median home price which is $365,000.)

The city has 17 % of the county’s total population. The next highest is Paso Robles, with 11 %. The total population of San Luis Obispo County is slightly over 270,000. Interestingly, the bulk of the county’s inhabitants (43% or 115,000) live in unincorporated areas, according to the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

In the city of San Luis Obispo, 84% of the population are classified as white and 11% are Hispanic of any race. The median age is 30.09 in the city and 37.6 in the county. Household size averages 2.4 and there are more males in San Luis Obispo, with 22, 670 males to 21,483 females.





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