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San Luis Obispo
  • Town in California

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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San Luis Obispo is a town in California with a population of 47,302. San Luis Obispo is in San Luis Obispo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Luis Obispo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Luis Obispo there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in San Luis Obispo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in San Luis Obispo are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$643,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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San Luis Obispo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    238.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    92.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    71.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    580.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,905.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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