Los Osos, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Los Osos, California - Basic Facts

The Los Osos Census Designated Place had a population of 14,643 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Los Osos is located at latitude 35.3044 and longitude -120.8241 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Los Osos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Los Osos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407812) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Los Osos Census Designated Place is located within North Coast CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

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Los Osos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,643
Population in Households 14,564
Population in Familes 11,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 1,147
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $67,163
Average Household Income $88,378
Per Capita Income $36,865


Total Housing Units 6,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,278 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,770 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 586 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $496,832
Average Home Value $608,858


Total Households 6,048
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,885
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.46%
Households 0.18% 0.41%
Families 0.15% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Los Osos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Osos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 410 73rd
Population Density # 750 51st
Diversity Index # 1061 30th
Median Household Income # 569 63rd
Per Capita Income # 505 67th

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