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 2008 2011 2012 (E)
Escondido 64,355 108,635 133,559 140,671 143,389 143,911 146,057
Growth from Prior Period 75%
over 1970
69%
over 1980
23%
over 1990
2.7%
over 2003
0.7%
over 2007
unchanged 1.5%
over 2011
County 1,861,864 2,498,016 2,813,833 3,017,204 3,146,274 3,095,313 3,143,429

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%
2011 SANDAG 70,326
48.8%
58,142
40.4%
3,046
2.1%
776
0.5%
8,797
6.1%
3,023
2.1%
2012 (E)
72,809 57,985 2,749 578 8,747 3,189
% of Total 49.8% 39.7% 1.9% 0.4% 6.0% 2.2%

Gender:** Female Male
2000 Census 67,330 66,229
2004 SANDAG 70,857 69,814
2012 (E)
74,081 71,976

Age:** <15 15-34 35-64 65>  
2004 SANDAG 24% 31% 35% 10% Median Age: 31.9
2012 (E)
22.7% 30.1% 36.2% 11% Median Age: 33.0

All Housing Units:**

1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2008 2011 2012 (E)
42,040 42,893 43,423 43,837 44,577 45,050 45,575 46,155 47,288 47,682 48,333

Housing Types:**

Single-Family Housing Multifamily (Apts/Condos) Mobilehomes
27,738 16,856 3,739

Persons per Household:**

1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2008 2011 2012 (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) 2011(a) 2012 (E)
$33,260 $33,990 $38,969 $42,567 $43,328 $46,907 $44,402 $40,127 $56,261 (using 2010 $)
$57,968 (current $)****

San Diego County Median Income per Household:**

1990(a) 1996(a) 1998(a) 2000(a) 2004(a) 2008(a) 2010(a) 2012 (E)
$35,022 $38,477 $42,357 $46,503 $52,192 $50,710 $44,772 $67,148 (using 2010 $)
$69,185 (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%
2012: 10% 15% 15% 14% 11% 13% 22%

Sources:

* State Department of Finance Estimates
** SANDAG Estimates – Entries marked (a) used 1999 $, 2012 estimates now using 2010 $.
*** 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 2011 are from SANDAG’s October 2011 estimates update, which reflect 2010 U.S. Census data.

Updated 3-26-13