San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA

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2022 Population
111,900
1.98% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
2.72% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.01%
2.31% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,726
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$670,600
18.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,714
5.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA had a population of 112k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $95,726. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA grew from 109,726 to 111,900, a 1.98% increase and its median household income grew from $86,361 to $95,726, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.3%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.13%), Other (Hispanic) (5.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.36%).

16.2% of the households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are Cuesta College (4,702 degrees awarded in 2022), Design's School of Cosmetology (71 degrees), and San Joaquin Valley College-Atascadero (34 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was $670,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.

Most people in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA is home to a population of 112k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.4% of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (11.7k people).

In 2022, there were 6.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.2k people) in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k White (Hispanic) and 7.98k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are Spanish (13,263 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (438 households), and Other & Unspecified Languages (404 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
55,917
Women
48.8%
58,633
Men
51.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 114,550 inhabitants, with 51.2% men, and 48.8% women.

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Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    74.2k ± 1.49k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 1.43k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.98k ± 1.13k
24.7%
Hispanic Population
27.7k people

In 2022, there were 6.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.2k people) in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k White (Hispanic) and 7.98k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.7% of the people in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are hispanic (27.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,278 ± 2,027 people
  2. Canada
    477 ± 535 people
  3. Iraq
    349 ± 458 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 7,278 San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA residents, followed by Canada with 477 and Iraq with 349.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people
10.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people

As of 2022, 10.4% of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA residents (11.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was 10.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    13,263 households (12.5%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    438 households (0.412%)
  3. Other & Unspecified Languages
    404 households (0.38%)

16.2% of the households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was Spanish. 12.5% of the households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,542 ± 353
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,502 ± 354
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    613 ± 197

San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA employs 49.7k people. The largest industries in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are Construction (4,112 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,268 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,099 people), and the highest paying industries are Other health care services ($391,707), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($353,055), and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($341,785).

Males in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,751. The income inequality in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
21,043
Women
44.3%
26,457
Men
55.7%

The workforce of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA in 2020 was 47,500 people, with 44.3% woman, and 55.7% men.

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Occupations

49.7k
2022 Value
5.6%
1 Year growth
± 5.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 5.6%, from 47.1k employees to 49.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,656 people), Registered nurses (1,561 people), and Other managers (1,549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.7k
2022 Value
5.6%
1 Year growth
± 5.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 5.6%, from 47.1k employees to 49.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA, are Construction (4,112 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,268 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,099 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,295
Median earning men ± $3,849
$40,858
Median earning women ± $2,025

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($108,009), Public Administration ($102,204), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($99,229).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,646), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,046), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,777).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA awarded 4,807 degrees. The student population of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,878 male students and 5,087 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are White (2,683 and 56%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,429 and 29.8%), Two or More Races (299 and 6.24%), and Asian (144 and 3%).

The largest universities in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Cuesta College (4,702 and 97.8%), Design's School of Cosmetology (71 and 1.48%), and San Joaquin Valley College-Atascadero (34 and 0.707%).

The most popular majors in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,079 and 43.2%), Humanistic Studies (439 and 9.13%), and General Business (243 and 5.06%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,965 students enrolled in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA, 49% men and 51% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,930 records, of which 51.9% were women and 48.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 439 degrees awarded
  2. 176 degrees awarded
  3. 897 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was Humanistic Studies with 439 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,702 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cuesta College with 4,702 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,848 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA, which is 0.625 times less than the 2,959 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,683 degrees mean that there were 1.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,429 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($52) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.808% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA in 2022 were Some college (25.3k), High School or Equivalent (21.8k), and Bachelors Degree (18k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was $670,600 in 2022, which is 2.38 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $567,600 to $670,600, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA is 68.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA is $95,726. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$670,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,662
$28,435
Median Property Taxes
±$1,368

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.4% of the housing units in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

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Household Income

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$95,726
Median Household Income
± $4,129
41.6k
Number of Households
± 1,641

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.6k households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA grew to $95,726 from the previous year's value of $86,361.

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Wage Distribution

0.496
2022 Wage GINI in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA
0.488
2021 Wage GINI in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was 0.496 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.7% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.78%)

In 2022, 72.6% of workers in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.78%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA (9.64k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.3% of the population of San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.855% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.74%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
0.855%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Luis Obispo County (East)--Inland Region PUMA, CA declined by 0.00591% from 6.74% to 6.74%.

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