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The City of Escondido had a population of 155,233 as of July 1, 2018. Escondido ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Escondido is located at latitude 33.1192 and longitude -117.0864 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Escondido encompass a land area of 37.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Escondido (GNIS ID: 2410455) 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 Escondido is located within Oceanside-Escondido CCD of San Diego County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Escondido: Apex.

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


Total Population 155,233
Population in Households 153,126
Population in Familes 127,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,107
Population Density2 4,189
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $56,400
Average Household Income $81,953
Per Capita Income $26,094


Total Housing Units 50,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,981 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,518 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,169 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $447,974
Average Home Value $514,471


Total Households 48,499
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 34,949
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.92% 0.85%
Households 0.78% 0.78%
Families 0.8% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Escondido, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Escondido 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 # 38 98th
Population Density # 304 80th
Diversity Index # 272 82nd
Median Household Income # 819 46th
Per Capita Income # 954 37th

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