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Overview

Introduction to Coronado, California

Coronado, California, in San Diego county, is 2 miles SW of San Diego, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Diego metropolitan area. 

Coronado History

Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino first sighted the Coronado Islands of San Diego on November 8, 1602. Vizcaino named the islands 'Las Yslas Coronadas,' meaning 'the crowned ones.' The present day city of Coronado derived its name from these islands. During 1885, Elisha S. Babcock, Jr. and Hampton L. Storey visited the island to hunt rabbits and decided to set up a luxurious resort hotel. In 1888, the Hotel Del Coronado was opened. In fact, this hotel is a National Historical Landmark of Coronado. Military and aviation also form an essential part of Coronado's history. The first traffic control signal light of Coronado was installed on August 2, 1969. On the very same day, the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge was opened.

Coronado and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of History and Art
  • Coronado Ferry Landing
  • Silver Strand State Beach
  • Howie Wowie Bicycle Tours
  • Spreckels Park
  • San Diego Zoo

Things To Do In Coronado

The city of Coronado is one of the most beautiful beachfront cities of the world. The city also offers a municipal golf course, a tennis center, parks, theaters, restaurants, playgrounds, swimming and fishing facilities and other water sports.

Coronado Transportation

The nearest international airport is San Diego International Lindbergh Field Airport.

Coronado Higher Education

San Diego City College is nearby.

People

Total Population 24,447
Male Share of the Population 54%
Female Share of the Population 46%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 12,905
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58%
Median Earnings25+ $51,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,879
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,500
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 22.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $2,099
Median House Value $1,301,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.2%
Irish 15.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coronado Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles SW of San Diego, California
County San Diego
Metro Area San Diego
Standard Zip Codes 92118
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92178
Phone Area Codes 619
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.685
Longitude -117.182

Coronado Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 65 F
Apr Temp 56 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 73 F
Oct Temp 61 to 72 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches
Station LA MESA
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Station SAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 70 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 11.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chula Vista 257,296 $74,593
Imperial Beach 27,051 $53,813
La Mesa 58,858 $70,460
Lemon Grove 26,225 $60,704
National City 60,043 $43,386
San Diego 1,359,791 $78,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coronado Public Libraries

Library
Coronado Public Library
640 ORANGE AVE.
Coronado, California
(619) 522-7390
Library Web Site

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Coronado Hospitals

SHARP CORONADO HOSPITAL AND HLTHCR CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
250 PROSPECT PLACE
(619) 435-6251
Emergency Service: Yes

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Coronado High Schools

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CORONADO HIGH
650 D AVE.
619-522-8907
Serves 997 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

PALM ACADEMY FOR LEARNING (CONT)
555 D AVE.
619-522-8936
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

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Historic Coronado

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Hotel del Coronado (Coronado Beach) between 1900 and 1920

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Hotel del Coronado (Coronado Beach) between 1900 and 1920

Hotel del Coronado (Coronado Beach) c1900.

Hotel Del Coronado. c1899.

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