San Luis Obispo, CA Real Estate
The City of San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, California. Founded in 1772 by Spanish Franciscan Junípero Serra, San Luis Obispo is one of California’s oldest communities. The city has a total area of 12.93 square miles, of which, 12.78 square miles is land and 0.15 square is water. Zip codes for the city include: 93401-93403, 93405-93410 and 93412.
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The relaxed pace, pristine open spaces and unique cultural attractions are what earns the city its “Sincerely, California” moniker. Sandy beaches, scenic parks and attractions like Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and the world-famous Thursday evening farmers’ market. are just some of the reasons why San Luis Opispo has been named the “Happiest Place in the USA” by National Geographic author, Dan Buettner (featured on Oprah).
As of 2014, the population of San Luis Obispo is 45,328 with 3,548 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 25.3. 30.87% of people are married and 7.40% are divorced. The average household size is 2.37 people. 31.25% of people are married, with children and 13.39% have children and single.
San Luis Obispo experiences a cool Mediterranean climate and gets around 31 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 49. On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in San Luis Obispo with July highs around 70 degrees and January lows around 42. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 60 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
The median home value in San Luis Obispo is $583,100. The median age of San Luis Obispo CA real estate is 38 years. Renters make up 58.55% of the population and 5.92% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). Value of Owner-occupied Housing:
Less Than $20,000 0.66%
$20,000 to $39,999 1.38%
$40,000 to $59,999 1.18%
$60,000 to $79,999 2.61%
$80,000 to $99,999 1.84%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.03%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.94%
$200,000 to $299,999 3.80%
$300,000 to $399,999 11.35%
$400,000 to $499,999 12.41%
$500,000 to $749,999 39.96%
$750,000 to $999,999 12.55%
$1,000,000 or more 4.28%
San Luis is served by the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. (Public schools in San Luis Obispo). Schools spend $10,543 per student. There are 19 pupils per teacher, 2,414 students per librarian, and 589 children per counselor. Nearby colleges and Universities include Cuesta Community College and Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo.
Top employers in San Luis Obispo include:
- California Polytechnic State University
- County of San Luis Obispo
- California Men’s Colony
- Pacific Gas and Electric (Diablo Canyon)
- Cal Poly Corporation
- Cuesta College
- Tenet Healthcare
- San Luis Coastal Unified School District
- City of San Luis Obispo
- Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County
The unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo is 5.70%, with job growth of 0.23%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.80%. San Luis Obispo sales tax rate is 8.00% and income tax is 6.00%. The income per capita is $27,400, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $46,651. Estimated households by household income:
Income Less Than 15K 21.56% 12.61%
Income between 15K and 20K 4.81%
Income between 20K and 30K 9.41%
Income between 30K and 40K 8.51%
Income between 40K and 50K 8.34%
Income between 50K and 60K 5.99%
Income between 60K and 75K 8.69%
Income between 75K and 100K 10.62%
Income between 100K and 150K 13.53%
Income between 150K and 200K 4.62%
Income greater than 200K 3.93%
The average one-way commute in San Luis Obispo takes 15 minutes. 70% of commuters drive their own car alone, 7% carpool with others, 3% take mass transit and 5% work from home. The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority provides service to the city.
San Luis Obispo operates a local bus services connected with SLORTA routes. Intercity service is provided by Amtrak trains, Greyhound and Orange Belt Stages buses. The airport serving San Luis Obispo is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP / KSBP) with domestic flights 24 miles from the center of town. Paso Robles Municipal Airport is another airport located north-east of the City of Paso Robles.
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