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Encinitas, California - Basic Facts

The City of Encinitas had a population of 63,368 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Encinitas is located at latitude 33.0506 and longitude -117.2636 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Encinitas (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.81 sq. miles and a water area of 1.18 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Encinitas (GNIS ID: 2410440) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Encinitas is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Encinitas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Encinitas: Encenitos, Encinitos, Ensinitas.

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Encinitas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 63,368
Daytime Population: Workers 28,499
Daytime Population: Residents 32,047
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 60,546
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 62,734
Population in Familes 47,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 634
Population Density2 3,369
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $101,183
Average Household Income $139,753
Per Capita Income $57,038


Total Housing Units 27,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,326 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,246 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,488 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $822,663
Average Home Value $861,231


Total Households 25,572
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,799
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.92%
Households 0.83% 0.88%
Families 0.68% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Encinitas, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Encinitas to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 147 90th
Population Density # 407 73rd
Diversity Index # 1009 34th
Median Household Income # 175 89th
Per Capita Income # 152 90th

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