San Luis Obispo, California

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San Luis Obispo, California
City in California
City of San Luis Obispo
The city of San Luis Obispo looking east from the top of Bishop Peak in early 2006
The city of San Luis Obispo looking east from the top of Bishop Peak in early 2006
Flag of San Luis Obispo, California
Flag
Official seal of San Luis Obispo, California
Seal
Nickname(s): "SLO", "San Luis", "SLO Town"
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
San Luis Obispo, California is located in the US
San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Location in the United States
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[1]
Named for St. Louis of Toulouse
Government
 • Type Council-Mayor-Administrative Officer[2]
 • Mayor Heidi Harmon[3]
 • State senator Bill Monning (D)[4]
 • Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R)[4]
Area[5]
 • Total 13.29 sq mi (34.41 km2)
 • Land 13.13 sq mi (34.02 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)  1.18%
Elevation[6] 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2010)[7]
 • Total 45,119
 • Estimate (2016) 47,536
 • Density 3,619.03/sq mi (1,397.36/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 93401–93403, 93405–93410, 93412
Area code 805
FIPS code 06-68154
GNIS feature IDs 1652788, 2411796
Website slocity.org

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.[8] California Polytechnic State University is in San Luis Obispo.

References[change | change source]

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  2. "City Structure". City of San Luis Obispo. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  3. "Mayor and City Council". slocity.org. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  5. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 28, 2017. 
  6. "San Luis Obispo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  7. "San Luis Obispo (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  8. US Census Bureau report