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Most San Luis Obispo County homeowners are white, even in communities where there are more Latino residents.

A comparison between U.S. Census Bureau data on owner-occupied housing and overall community demographics shows the levels of inequality — even in areas like Oceano, where most residents identify as Latinos, but 66% of homeowners are white.

Here’s a breakdown of homeowners and community populations by race and ethnicity. The census considers Hispanic or Latino heritage separately from race, so there may be some overlap between Latino and Asian and African American homeowners.

The Tribune analyzed only four demographic groups, so the percentages won’t add up to 100.

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Lindsey Holden writes about housing, North County communities and everything in between for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. She became a staff writer in 2016 after working for the Rockford Register Star in Illinois. Lindsey is a native Californian raised in the Midwest and earned degrees from DePaul and Northwestern universities.
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