San Luis Obispo, California

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City of San Luis Obispo
City
The city of San Luis Obispo looking east from the top of Bishop Peak.

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Nickname(s): SLO, San Luis, SLO Town
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°16′27″N 120°39′47″W / 35.27417°N 120.66306°W / 35.27417; -120.66306Coordinates: 35°16′27″N 120°39′47″W / 35.27417°N 120.66306°W / 35.27417; -120.66306
Country United States
State California
County San Luis Obispo
Incorporated February 16, 1856
Government
 • Mayor Jan Howell Marx
 • State Senate Sam Blakeslee (R)
 • State Assembly Katcho Achadjian
Area[1]
 • Total 12.930 sq mi (33.489 km2)
 • Land 12.777 sq mi (33.093 km2)
 • Water 0.153 sq mi (0.396 km2)  1.18%
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 45,119
 • Density 3,489.48/sq mi (1,347.28/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93401-93403, 93405-93410, 93412
Area code 805
FIPS code 06-68154
GNIS feature ID 1652788

San Luis Obispo is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was founded in 1772 by Junípero Serra.

San Luis Obispo is one of California's oldest settlements. It is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County. At the 2010 census, 45,119 people lived there.[2] California Polytechnic State University is in San Luis Obispo.

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Census". Census.gov. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/files/Gaz_places_national.txt. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. US Census Bureau report