San Marcos is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of San Marcos.
The formal boundaries for the City of San Marcos (see map) encompass a land area of 24.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.
The table below compares San Marcos to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.
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|Total Population||# 84||95th|
|Population Density1||# 349||77th|
|Diversity Index2||# 403||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 488||68th|
|Per Capita Income||# 587||62nd|
|Population in Households||88,679|
|Population in Familes||73,846|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||802|
|Average Household Size||3.07|
|Average Family Size||4|
|Total Housing Units||29,778 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,754 (59.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||11,086 (37.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||938 ( 3.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$415,568|
|Average Home Value||$461,394|
|Median Household Income||$62,604|
|Average Household Income||$88,749|
|Per Capita Income||$29,112|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||4.01%|
|Per Capita Income||3.51%|
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