(locally known as Los Osos-Baywood Park
) is a census-designated place
and an unincorporated census area
located in western San Luis Obispo County, California
, near the city of San Luis Obispo
. The population was 14,351 at the 2000 census. It includes separate unincorporated
communities of Los Osos
, which is located near Morro Bay
, Baywood Park
, and the original community of Cuesta-by-the-Sea
Baywood-Los Osos is located at (35.316795, -120.835605).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.8 km²), of which, 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²) of it is land and 0.13% is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 14,351 persons, 5,892 households, and 3,876 families residing in the CDP. The population density
was 1,883.5 people per square mile (727.2/km²). There were 6,214 housing units at an average density of 815.6/sq mi (314.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.27% White
, 0.64% African American
, 0.69% Native American
, 4.56% Asian
, 0.07% Pacific Islander
, 2.49% from other races
, and 3.28% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 9.00% of the population.
There were 5,892 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,558, and the median income for a family was $55,838. Males had a median income of $39,311 versus $31,450 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,838. About 5.0% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature
Baywood-Los Osos is located in the 15th Senate
District, represented by Republican Abel Maldonado
, and in the 33rd Assembly
District, represented by Republican Sam Blakeslee
. Federally, Baywood-Los Osos is located in California's 23rd congressional district
, which has a Cook PVI
of D +9 and is represented by Democrat Lois Capps