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Most San Luis Obispo County homeowners are 45 or older, and very few houses are owned by residents under 35.

U.S. Census Bureau data shows many communities have big populations of younger residents — especially San Luis Obispo, which is skewed by large numbers of Cal Poly students — but much older homeowners.

Cambria, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, in particular, are largely home to residents 65 and older.

Here’s a breakdown of San Luis Obispo County homeowners and communities by age.

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Lindsey Holden writes about housing and everything in between for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. She also covers communities in northern San Luis Obispo County. Lindsey became a staff writer in 2016 after working for the Rockford Register Star in Illinois. She’s a native Californian raised in the Midwest and is a proud graduate of two Chicago schools: DePaul University and Northwestern University.
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