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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of San Luis Obispo County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in San Luis Obispo County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 3,231   (3.2%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 2,382   (2.3%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 3,972   (3.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 7,631   (7.5%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 9,708   (9.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 13,108   (12.9%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 16,117   (15.8%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 12,273   (12.1%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 5,814   (5.7%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 7,562   (7.4%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 3,795   (3.7%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 2,111   (2.1%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 7,427   (7.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 6,648   (6.5%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(San Luis Obispo County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 2,977

1 vehicle available : 18,339

2 vehicles available : 4,632

3 vehicles available : 703

4 or more vehicles available : 317

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 923

1 vehicle available : 7,376

2 vehicles available : 22,730

3 vehicles available : 6,557

4 or more vehicles available : 2,407

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 273

1 vehicle available : 2,399

2 vehicles available : 6,046

3 vehicles available : 4,708

4 or more vehicles available : 1,411

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 336

1 vehicle available : 2,693

2 vehicles available : 8,713

3 vehicles available : 5,149

4 or more vehicles available : 4,039


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(San Luis Obispo County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 14,655

1 worker : 12,313

2-person household:

No workers : 13,418

1 worker : 13,748

2 workers : 12,827

3-person household:

No workers : 1,476

1 worker : 4,885

2 workers : 6,434

3 workers : 2,042

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 969

1 worker : 6,695

2 workers : 9,516

3 or more workers : 3,750


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(San Luis Obispo County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 89,838

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 8,636

In 3-person carpool : 2,637

In 4-person carpool : 631

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 610

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 526

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 2,091

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 16

Railroad : 59

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 60

Motorcycle : 242

Bicycle : 2,860

Walked : 5,128

Other means : 880

Worked at home : 9,140


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(San Luis Obispo County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 5,033

5 to 9 minutes : 18,084

10 to 14 minutes : 21,784

15 to 19 minutes : 17,395

20 to 24 minutes : 17,089

25 to 29 minutes : 5,779

30 to 34 minutes : 13,518

35 to 39 minutes : 2,424

40 to 44 minutes : 3,279

45 to 59 minutes : 4,476

60 to 89 minutes : 3,233

90 or more minutes : 2,120


(updated 2013)



Occupations in San Luis Obispo County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 19,917  (33.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 9,881  (16.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 9,517  (16.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1,720  (2.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 10,359  (17.4%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 17,664  (35.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 10,692  (21.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 18,276  (36.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 561  (1.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 373  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in San Luis Obispo County, California

Bus Station(s)


    6910 El Camino Real
    Denny's Restaurant
    Atascadero, California 93422

    6910 El Camino Real
    New City Code ATA effec. 4-24-06
    Atascadero, California 93422

    Grand Avenue & Deer Road
    Vista Grande Restaurant
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Rail Station(s)


    180 West Grand Avenue
    Grover Beach, California 93433

    800 Pine Street
    Paso Robles Intermodal Station
    Paso Robles, California 93446

    800 Pine Street
    Paso Robles Intermodal Station
    Paso Robles, California 93446

    800 Pine Street
    Paso Robles Intermodal Station
    Paso Robles, California 93446

    1011 Railroad Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In San Luis Obispo County, California

Employed: 128,582
Unemployed: 5,304



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
San Luis Obispo County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.6%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 5.7%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 28.2%
  • Other: 64.5%



Water Usage In San Luis Obispo County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 187.01 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 187.01 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 39.05 Mgal/d
Saline 2,884.12 Mgal/d

Total 2,923.17 Mgal/d





There are 3,419 Farms In San Luis Obispo County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In San Luis Obispo County, California

Rabobank, National Association - 16 Branches


    Bank Assets: $228.9m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 121

Heritage Oaks Bank - 13 Branches


    Bank Assets: $21.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 17

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 10 Branches


    Bank Assets: $20b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 8 Branches


    Bank Assets: $11.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

U.s. Bank National Association - 6 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.3b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

Bank Of America, National Association - 6 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8.7b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Pacific Western Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $76.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 82

Union Bank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $432.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 415

Founders Community Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $504.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3

Coast National Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $368.4k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3

(updated 2014)







Airports Near San Luis Obispo County, California

  • San Luis Obispo County Regional


    (about 9.9 miles in San Luis Obispo, California; Airport Code: SBP)

  • San Luis County Regional


    (about 9.9 miles in San Luis Obispo, California; Airport Code: SBP)

  • Oceano County


    (about 18.9 miles in Oceano, California; Airport Code: WQP)

  • Paso Robles Municipal


    (about 20.6 miles in Adelaide, California; Airport Code: PRB)

  • Santa Maria Public/Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field


    (about 33.2 miles in Orcutt, California; Airport Code: SMX)

  • Vandenberg AFB


    (about 44.5 miles in Lompoc, California; Airport Code: VBG)

  • Lompoc Airport


    (about 49.4 miles in Lompoc, California; Airport Code: LPC)

  • Coalinga Municipal


    (about 55.8 miles in Coalinga, California; Airport Code: CLG)

  • New Coalinga Municipal


    (about 56.9 miles in Coalinga, California; Airport Code: CLG)

  • Santa Ynez Airport


    (about 60.4 miles in Solvang, California; Airport Code: SQA)

  • Santa Ynez Airport


    (about 60.4 miles in Solvang, California; Airport Code: ZXQ)

  • Wasco-Kern County


    (about 71.5 miles in Pond, California; Airport Code: RQU)

  • Lemoore NAS


    (about 75.2 miles in Lemoore, California; Airport Code: NLC)

  • Santa Barbara Municipal


    (about 77.9 miles in Goleta, California; Airport Code: SBA)

  • Shafter - Minter Field


    (about 79.1 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: MIT)

  • Hanford Municipal


    (about 84.5 miles in Hanford, California; Airport Code: VWD)

  • Meadows Field


    (about 86.5 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: BFL)

  • Mefford Field


    (about 89.0 miles in Tulare, California; Airport Code: TLR)

  • Bakersfield Municipal


    (about 89.8 miles in Bakersfield, California; Airport Code: C02)

  • Visalia Municipal


    (about 93.5 miles in Visalia, California; Airport Code: VIS)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in San Luis Obispo County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

73.87%

Carpooled

13.46%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.94%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.01%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.02%

Ferryboat

0.01%

Taxicab

0.01%

Motorcycle

0.40%

Bicycle

1.28%

Walked

3.70%

Other Means

0.72%

Worked At Home

5.59%



(updated 2010)





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