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San Luis Obispo is a city in San Luis Obispo County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of San Luis Obispo is 35.282N. The longitude is -120.658W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,202.


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Median household income
Local
$31,926
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Luis Obispo demographic reports
San Luis Obispo is at the foot of the Santa Lucia Range
Developed around Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1982 movie, "Personal Best"
· 1989 movie, "My Blue Heaven"
· 2002 movie, "Murder by Numbers"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: San Luis Obispo Symphony
Historic routes: El Camino Real
Historic sites and museums: San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Colleges and universities: Cuesta College, Central California School, California Polytechnic State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 66

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15% of San Luis Obispo residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Luis Obispo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Luis Obispo was $20,386, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of San Luis Obispo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in San Luis Obispo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $664.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,538.


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Libraries in San Luis Obispo include San Luis Obispo City-County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in San Luis Obispo include San Luis Obispo Tribune

TV stations in San Luis Obispo include KSBY, KTAS.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCBX.

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San Luis Obispo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Luis Obispo political report.

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San Luis Obispo restaurants taking online reservations include Madonna Inn - Alex Madonna's Gold Rush Steak House, Mission Grill ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for San Luis Obispo workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Luis Obispo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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