Los Osos

Los Osos serves as the entrance to Montaña de Oro State Park.

Overview for Los Osos, CA

17,075 people live in Los Osos, where the median age is 48.2 and the average individual income is $38,529.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,075

Total Population

48.2 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$38,529.95

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Osos, CA

Los Osos has 6,612 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Osos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,075 people call Los Osos home. The population density is 208.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,075

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48.2

Median Age

50.68 / 49.32%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,612

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$38,529.95

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Osos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Osos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Baywood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Monarch Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Wishing Well School
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available

Around Los Osos, CA

There's plenty to do around Los Osos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

55
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
33
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Baby'O Cafe, Bear City Social, and Myndful Meals.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.76 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.77 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Los Osos is largely a bedroom community for San Luis Obispo, which is 10.6 miles east, and to a lesser extent, Morro Bay, which is 2.3 miles to the north. There is a small business district concentrated in just a few blocks along Los Osos Valley Road, and several shops servicing the Baywood section of Los Osos, near the bay. The rest of the town is almost entirely residential. The population is approximately 16,000 and the total population at build-out is limited to approximately 26,000.

There are two roads connecting Los Osos to other communities: South Bay Boulevard, which leads to Morro Bay via Highway 1, and Los Osos Valley Road, which leads to San Luis Obispo. Inclement weather and road construction occasionally forces the closure of a route, possibly requiring detours to arrive at one’s destination. This has been much less frequent since the Chorro Bridge replaced the Twin Bridges on South Bay Boulevard.

Los Osos serves as the entrance to Montaña de Oro State Park. Los Osos Valley Road reaches the coast at the south end of Estero Bay and continues south into the state park. Morro Bay State Park borders the northeast of the town. South Bay Boulevard travels through the middle of the park after it leaves Los Osos. Los Osos is also home to the Elfin Forest which sits on the southeast side of the estuary that sits between Los Osos and Morro Bay State Park.

Large groves of eucalyptus trees attract the annually migrating Monarch butterflies to Los Osos!
 

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