Living in San Marcos, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

San Marcos SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

San Marcos, CA Crime Report

1,254
Total Crimes
1,278.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-50.22%
Below National Average

San Marcos, CA Cost Of Living

141
San Marcos's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average

San Marcos, California Info Snack

San Marcos is a city in the North County region of San Diego County in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 83,781. It is the site of California State University San Marcos. The city is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest. Lake San Marcos is an enclave, or county island, in the southwestern part of the city, within San Marcos' sphere of influence but technically an unincorporated community.
Population
94,709
Unemployment
4.5%
Poverty
12.5%
Median Home
$494,400
Median Income
$76,619
Median Rent
$1,585

San Marcos, CA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for San Marcos in California

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Map Of San Marcos, CA

Population over time in San Marcos

Year Population % Change
2017 94,709 1.3%
2016 93,493 2.2%
2015 91,479 2.1%
2014 89,578 2.0%
2013 87,808 2.9%
2012 85,322 2.8%
2011 83,028 2.9%
2010 80,709 3.3%
2009 78,127 -
Crime/100k San Marcos CA USA
Violent Crime 205.9 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 62.2 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 125.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 1072.5 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 170.3 416.2 376.0
Larceny 754.4 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 147.8 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in San Marcos

White
43.2% (40,942)
African American
2.5% (2,406)
American Indian
0.4% (378)
Asian
9.5% (9,010)
Hawaiian
0.6% (563)
Other
0.2% (154)
Two Or More
3.4% (3,191)
Hispanic
40.2% (38,065)
Race San Marcos CA USA
White 43.2% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.5% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 9.5% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 40.2% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For San Marcos, California

Less than $10,000
5.5% (521,742)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (239,605)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (690,244)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.9% (750,957)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.9% (941,213)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (1,526,915)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (1,021,731)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.0% (1,896,387)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.9% (842,189)
$200,000 or more
11.0% (1,039,912)
Income San Marcos CA USA
Less than $10,000 5.5% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.9% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.9% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.0% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.9% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 11.0% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in San Marcos

Female
50.2% (47,507)
Male
49.8% (47,202)
Gender San Marcos CA USA
Female 50.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in San Marcos for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (8,523)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (5,682)
High School / GED
19.0% (17,994)
Some College
21.0% (19,888)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,523)
Bachelor's Degree
24.0% (22,730)
Master's Degree
9.0% (8,523)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,894)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (947)
Education San Marcos CA USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 24.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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