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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Luis Obispo is 61% less densely populated than San Jose.
People are 75.3% more likely to be married in San Jose.
The Median Age is 10.9 years younger in San Luis Obispo.

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PEOPLE
 San Luis Obispo, CASan Jose, CAUnited States
 Population47,3391,026,908321,418,820
 Population - 201044,959925,300308,745,538
 Population - 200044,174894,943285,036,114
 Population - 199041,958782,248251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now12.83%31.28%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now7.17%14.75%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,6055,81691
 Land Area131773,531,905
 Water Area04264,837
 Median Age2535.937.4
 Female Population47.65%49.84%50.81%
 Male Population52.35%50.16%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 San Luis Obispo, CASan Jose, CAUnited States
 Age 0 to 43.19%6.81%6.36%
 Age 5 to 93.61%7.04%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.57%6.42%6.59%
 Age 15 to 171.99%3.71%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2014.50%3.80%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2423.12%5.55%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3413.49%15.19%13.47%
 Age 35 to 447.89%15.49%12.97%
 Age 45 to 548.99%14.37%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.72%5.87%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.04%4.83%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.96%6.17%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.70%3.39%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.24%1.36%1.85%
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 RACE
 San Luis Obispo, CASan Jose, CAUnited States
 White71.05%27.48%62.77%
 Black2.51%2.88%12.24%
 Asian6.69%32.92%4.95%
 Native American0.16%0.22%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.02%0.33%0.16%
 Other0.05%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.69%2.96%2.13%
 Hispanic16.84%33.08%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic83.16%66.92%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 San Luis Obispo, CASan Jose, CAUnited States
 Households17,855310,584116,211,000
 Family Households7,394228,19676,958,100
 Non Family Households10,46182,38839,253,000
 Household Size2.483.132.63
 Married Population30.15%52.85%50.58%
 Single Population69.85%47.15%49.42%
 Now Married28.69%50.99%48.41%
 Married but Separated1.46%1.87%2.17%
 Never Married58.81%34.39%32.55%
 Widowed3.85%4.43%5.95%
 Divorced7.19%8.32%10.92%
 Married, w/children29.25%40.78%31.68%
 Married, no children44.51%34.19%41.44%
 Single, w/children14.76%13.92%16.94%
 Single, no children11.48%11.12%9.95%

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 COMMENTS
Comments about San Luis Obispo

Urban Hiking Paradise: San Luis Obispo has the best rugged urban open space trail system I know of. Hiking, mountain biking and trail running on steep, rocky, challenging trails are possible... (read more)

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Living in San Jose California: Very diverse in culture and lots to do, and top to it off, the awesome weather especially in the Spring. The only negative, very high cost of living.... (read more)

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