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Solana Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Solana Beach had a population of 13,211 as of July 1, 2018. Solana Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Solana Beach is located at latitude 32.9912 and longitude -117.2711 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Solana Beach encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Solana Beach (GNIS ID: 2411923) 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 Solana Beach is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

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


Total Population 13,211
Population in Households 13,211
Population in Familes 9,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,754
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $109,722
Average Household Income $162,287
Per Capita Income $71,222


Total Housing Units 6,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,398 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,390 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 870 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $1,226,250
Average Home Value $1,293,060


Total Households 5,788
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,361
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 0.32% 0.42%
Households 0.29% 0.39%
Families 0.29% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Solana Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solana Beach 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 # 434 71st
Population Density # 350 77th
Diversity Index # 980 35th
Median Household Income # 148 90th
Per Capita Income # 88 94th

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