Attractions, Statistics and Facts about San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County has many attractions including The Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Central Coast Line, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Bubblegum Alley, Mission San Miquel Arcangel, Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, Charles Paddock Zoo, Soda Lake, Fremont Theater, Pioneer Museum, Estrella Wabird Museum, Cerro San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay Maritime Museum, Historic Center of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and Montana de Oro State Park. San Luis Obispo County is an area in the Central Coast of California and has a total area of 3,616 square miles (9,370 km2), of which 3,299 square miles (8,540 km2) is land and 317 square miles (820 km2) (8.8%) is water. The county is bordered by Monterey County to the North, Santa Barbara County to the South, Kern County to the East and the Pacific Ocean on the West.
The population of San Luis Obispo County is 274,500. There are 140,105 male residents living in San Luis Obispo County and 134,395 female residents. The total number of households is 101,529 with 2.54 people per household on average. Total household expenditures in San Luis Obispo County are above the national average. The median age of the current population is 38.40 with 90,373 people being married and 97,142 being single. The employment numbers show that there are 62% white collar employees and 38% blue collar employees in San Luis Obispo County. Crime rate in San Luis Obispo County is below the national average. The most frequent crime is Rape Risk while the least frequent is Robbery Risk.
San Luis Obispo County weather recorded temperatures between a high point in July of 76.00° F and a low point of 43.60° F in January, 2017. The air pollution index is of 90.00. The prominent industry of San Luis Obispo County is the service industry with 38% of the population being employed by providing services. Government jobs count for 20.7% of the population and 6% are manufacturing jobs. There are many protected areas in San Luis Obispo County including Carrizo Plain National Monument, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, and Los Padres National Forest. Marine Protected areas include Piedras Blancas State Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area, Cambria State Marine Conservation Area, White Rock (Cambria) State Marine Conservation Area, Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area and Morro Bay State Marine Reserve, Point Buchon State Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area.