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Encinitas, California - Basic Facts

The City of Encinitas had a population of 63,054 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Encinitas is located at latitude 33.037 and longitude -117.292 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Encinitas 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.

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

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Encinitas, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 63,054
Population in Households 62,425
Population in Familes 47,558
Population in Group Qrtrs 629
Population Density2 3,352
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $106,576
Average Household Income $148,284
Per Capita Income $60,645


Total Housing Units 26,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,452 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,049 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,422 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $909,200
Average Home Value $1,040,703


Total Households 25,501
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 15,774
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 0.77%
Households 0.7% 0.74%
Families 0.58% 0.77%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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, 2018 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 # 151 90th
Population Density # 408 73rd
Diversity Index # 1010 33rd
Median Household Income # 172 89th
Per Capita Income # 151 90th

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