San Luis Obispo County Information

San Luis Obispo in California occupies 3,616 square miles and has a 2006 population of 257,005, a change from a 2000 population of 246,681 and 217,162 in 1990. 18.6% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12.1% percent is 25-35, and 12.9% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 777 acts of violent crime reported in San Luis Obispo in 2004, a change from 697 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 5,304 people: 4% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4%.

Read more about San Luis Obispo, California in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountySan Luis Obispo 
StateCalifornia 
Land Area3,616 sq. milesRanked 148 of 3,140
Population 2006257,005Ranked 237 of 3,140
Population 2005255,538 
Population 2000246,681Ranked 236 of 3,140
Population 1990217,162Ranked 229 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion91.3% 
African American2.1% 
Asian American3.1% 
Native American1.1% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 54.9% 
Population 5 to 1411.1% 
Population 15 to 2418.6% 
Population 25 to 3412.1% 
Population 35 to 4412.9% 
Population 45 to 5415.3% 
Population 55 to 6410.7% 
Population 65 to 746.7% 
Population 75 and up7.6% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes777697
Murders / Manslaughters2 
Forcible Rapes97 
Robberies81 
Aggravated Assaults597 
Total Property Crimes6,8756,459
Burglaries1,582 
Larceny Thefts4,810 
Motor Vehicle Thefts483 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population133,886122,421
Unemployed Population5,3044,876
Unemployment Rate4%4%

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