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The Bonsall CDP(1) had a population of 4,920 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Bonsall is located at latitude 33.2889 and longitude -117.2256 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Bonsall Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 13.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8).

The Bonsall Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Bonsall, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 4,920 (100%)
Population in Households 4,920 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,034 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 361
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $94,407
Average Household Income $128,935
% of Income for Mortgage4 72%
Per Capita Income $46,228
Wealth Index5 143
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (46.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,305 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $1,125,625
Average Home Value $1,228,046
Housing Affordability Index3 35


Total Households 1,764
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,237
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 2.46% 1.06%
Households 2.17% 1.04%
Families   1.11%
Median Household Income   1.80%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   1.24%

Bonsall, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bonsall to the other 1,611 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 668 59th
Population Density # 1056 35th
Median Household Income # 523 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 296 18th
Per Capita Income # 578 64th
Diversity Index # 747 54th

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