San Luis Obispo employment information

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$26,377$29,906$28,555
Median household income$44,894$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$89,250$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,798$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$19,748$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$13,179$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate4.8%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level32.9%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in San Luis Obispo is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in San Luis Obispo is 16% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in San Luis Obispo is 111% higher than the national average.

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San Luis Obispo median earnings by income bracket

San Luis Obispo employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.4%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.2%0.9%
Financial & insurance services2.4%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services17.1%18.3%
Public administration4.0%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%0.8%
Education, health & social services20.0%32.4%

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Callender, CA1,537$75,20041%
Avilla Beach, CA1,166$73,30437%
San Luis Obispo, CA45,911$44,89416%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Jeffersonville, IN45,869$51,7063%
Coeur d'Alene, ID45,848$41,33623%
Altoona, PA45,987$36,25832%
Palm Springs, CA45,827$45,49715%
Texas City, TX45,802$44,65916%
San Luis Obispo, CA45,911$44,89416%
Source: The San Luis Obispo, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.