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Encinitas, California - Basic Facts

The City of Encinitas had a population of 62,663 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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

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Encinitas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 62,663
Population in Households 62,040
Population in Familes 46,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 623
Population Density1 3,331
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 25,002
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 15,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,974 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,029 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,778 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $766,684
Average Home Value $813,870


Median Household Income $95,983
Average Household Income $130,702
Per Capita Income $52,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.1%
Households 0.6% 0.98%
Families 0.46% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 146 90th
Population Density1 # 405 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1006 34th
Median Household Income # 176 88th
Per Capita Income # 151 90th

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