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Fallbrook, California - Basic Facts

The Fallbrook Census Designated Place had a population of 31,673 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Fallbrook is located at latitude 33.3764 and longitude -117.2511 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Fallbrook Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 17.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Fallbrook Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408113) 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 Fallbrook Census Designated Place is located within Fallbrook CCD of San Diego County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fallbrook: Fall Brook, North Fallbrook.


Fallbrook, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 31,673 (100%)
Population in Households 31,519 (99.5%)
Population in Families 27,068 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 154 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 1,806
Diversity Index2 79


Median Household Income $63,080
Average Household Income $90,837
% of Income for Mortgage4 39%
Per Capita Income $29,846
Wealth Index5 120


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,138 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,244 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 767 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $587,098
Average Home Value $622,466
Housing Affordability Index3 64


Total Households 10,382
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 7,967
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.36% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.32%
Families 0.37% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%


Fallbrook, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fallbrook to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 256 83rd
Population Density # 631 59th
Median Household Income # 790 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 335 22nd
Per Capita Income # 873 43rd
Diversity Index # 413 73rd

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