San Luis Obispo County vs. Monterey County

San Luis Obispo County (CA)Monterey County (CA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)284,010435,594
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)5.3%4.9%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)269,597415,061
Population, Census, April 1, 2010269,637415,057
Persons under 5 years, percent4.6%7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent17.6%26.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent20.1%13.6%
Female persons, percent49.3%49.1%
White alone, percent88.8%82.7%
Black or African American alone, percent2.1%3.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent1.4%2.6%
Asian alone, percent4.0%6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.2%0.6%
Two or More Races, percent3.6%3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent22.8%59.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent68.6%29.6%
Veterans, 2014-201817,32617,403
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201810.3%30.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)122,979142,399
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201860.8%51.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$537,900$477,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,262$2,185
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$570$554
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,385$1,401
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201318.4%26.5%
Building permits, 20181,050732
Households, 2014-2018105,317126,052
Persons per household, 2014-20182.523.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201882.1%87.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201817.9%55.1%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.5%87.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201886.2%80.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201890.9%71.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201834.6%24.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20187.0%5.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.3%11.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201857.2%59.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201853.6%53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)824,7711,328,768
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)1,580,4602,150,972
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)2,854,0292,258,929
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)3,624,0294,457,401
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$13,188$10,445
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201822.222.7
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$70,699$66,676
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$35,832$28,836
Persons in poverty, percent12.7%13.3%
Total employer establishments, 20178,4028,754
Total employment, 201791,732113,209
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)4,112,8835,267,379
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.5%5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201725,71825,436
All firms, 201228,62630,151
Men-owned firms, 201214,54415,108
Women-owned firms, 20129,28210,537
Minority-owned firms, 20124,95011,087
Nonminority-owned firms, 201222,45717,358
Veteran-owned firms, 20122,5882,414
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201224,34025,705
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%2.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.1%1.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20073.6%7.5%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20077.9%21.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200727.7%32.5%
Population per square mile, 201081.7126.5
Land area in square miles, 20103,298.573,280.60

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between San Luis Obispo county (CA) and Monterey county (CA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.