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Morro Bay has the 2489th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Morro Bay is part of the San Luis Obispo metro area. Unemployment in the San Luis Obispo area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Luis Obispo has the 165th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Morro Bay is below average at $46,040, and the median cost of a home in Morro Bay is $465,600, which is above the national average. 37% of workers in Morro Bay hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Morro Bay. 74% of Morro Bay workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Morro Bay spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.