Incorporated: 10-8-1888
Elevation: 400 ft.–2,100 ft.***
Latitude: 33° North
Longitude: 117° West

Size:

City Limits*** Sphere of Influence*** Industrially Zoned Properties***
23,872 acres 43,589.85 acres 1,134.29 acres
37.30 sq. miles 68.11 sq. miles  

Population:* 1980 1990 2000 2004 2006 2008 2012 2014 (E)
Escondido 64,355 108,635 133,559 140,671 140,766 143,389 146,057 147,095
Growth from Prior Period 75%
over 1970
69%
over 1980
23%
over 1990
2.7%
over 2003
.06%
over 2005
0.7%
over 2007
1.5% over 2011 -0.8% from 2013
County 1,861,864 2,498,016 2,813,833 3,017,204 3,066,820 3,146,274 3,143,429 3,194,362

Ethnicity:** Hispanic White Black Native
American
Asian, Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
Mixed
Race/Other
2000 Census 51,693
38.7%
69,305
51.9%
2,734
2.0%
776
0.6%
6,063
4.5%
2,988
2.2%
2004 SANDAG 58,626
42%
68,323
49%
2,741
1.9%
828
0.5%
6,776
4.7%
3,377
2.4%
2012 SANDAG 72,809
49.8%
57,985
40.4%
2,749
1.9%
578
0.4%
8,747
6.0%
3,189
2.2%
2014 (E)
74,702 57,177 2,638 585 8,823 3,170
% of Total 50.8% 38.9% 1.8% 0.4% 6.0% 2.1%

Gender:** Female Male
2000 Census 67,330 66,229
2004 SANDAG 70,857 69,814
2014 (E)
74,426 72,669

Age:** <15 15-34 35-64 65>  
2004 SANDAG 24% 31% 35% 10% Median Age: 31.9
2013 (E)
22.5% 30% 36% 11.5% Median Age: 33.3

All Housing Units:**

1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2008 2012 2014(E)
42,040 42,893 43,423 43,837 44,577 45,050 45,575 46,155 47,288 48,333 48,468

Housing Types:**

Single-Family Homes Multifamily (Apts/Condos) Mobilehomes
27,661 16,974 3,739

Persons per Household:**

1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2008 2012 2014(E)
2.73 2.76 2.795 2.853 2.924 3.01 3.054 3.09 3.08 3.12 3.12

Escondido Median Income per Household:**

1990(a) 1996(a) 1998(a) 2000(a) 2002(a) 2004(a) 2008(a) 2012 2014(E)
$33,260 $33,990 $38,969 $42,567 $43,328 $46,907 $44,402 $56,261
$57,968
$57,181 (using 2010 $)
$60,641 (current $)****

San Diego County Median Income per Household:**

1990(a) 1996(a) 1998(a) 2000(a) 2004(a) 2008(a) 2012 2014(E)
$35,022 $38,477 $42,357 $46,503 $52,192 $50,710 $67,148
$69,185
$69,513  (using 2010 $)
$73,722  (current $)****

Escondido's Median Income per Household:**

  <$15k $15k - $30k $30k - $45k $45k - $60k $60k - $75k $75k - $100k $100k+
2010: 14% 22% 19% 15% 10% 10% 10%
2014: 10% 15% 14% 14% 11% 12% 24%

Sources:

* State Department of Finance Estimates
** SANDAG Estimates
*** GIS Manager, Information Systems (includes Daley Ranch area). Industrial figure does not include roadways in its total.
**** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported by SANDAG.

Note: Entries labeled 2014 are from SANDAG’s estimates which reflect 2010 U.S. Census data.

Revised 6-15-2015