Latest Data (2015)
Population 47,339
Nationwide Rank 805

Quick Facts

San Luis Obispo, California is the 805th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

San Luis Obispo, California is a city.

San Luis Obispo, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 San Luis Obispo had its largest population ever.

San Luis Obispo, California's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Luis Obispo, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
799 Texas City, Texas 14.0%
800 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 1.0%
801 Twin Falls, Idaho 35.8%
802 Glenview, Illinois 9.9%
803 East Providence, Rhode Island -2.7%
804 Palm Springs, California 10.2%
805 San Luis Obispo, California 6.6%
806 Madison, Alabama 57.6%
807 Jeffersonville, Indiana 56.7%
808 San Jacinto, California 96.4%
809 Mentor, Ohio -6.8%
810 Mansfield, Ohio -9.4%
811 Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 47,339 805
2014 46,730 807
2013 46,377 802
2012 45,878 803
2011 45,454 804
2010 45,119 800
2009 44,075 799
2008 43,727 797
2007 43,503 790
2006 43,469 786
2005 43,964 769
2004 44,392 753
2003 44,478 746
2002 44,287 740
2001 44,488 727
2000 44,380 723
1990 41,946 642