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Overview

Introduction to Escondido, California

Founded in 1881, Escondido is in San Diego County in Southern California. It is a 30 minutes north of San Diego. Escondido is part of the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area, which is one of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

Escondido has a mild climate. Summer daily temperatures average in the 80s, and winter daily temperatures average in the 60s.

Escondido Arts and Entertainment

Escondido, California provides easy access to all of the many cultural, arts and entertainment offerings of nearby San Diego. In addition, some of Escondido's more notable attractions include:

  • The California Center for the Arts.
  • The Deer Park Winery and Auto Museum.
  • The Escondido Children's Museum.
  • The Mingei International Museum.
  • The Patio Playhouse.
  • The San Pasqual Battlefield State Park.
  • Theatrx.
  • The Lawrence Welk Museum.
  • The Welk Resort Theatre.

There are also many vineyards and wineries in and around Escondido.

For the sports enthusiast, nearby San Diego offers a good assortment of professional sports offerings. San Diego is home to Major League Baseball's (MLB) San Diego Padres, the National Football League's (NFL) San Diego Chargers, hockey's ECHL San Diego Gulls, the United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women. MLB's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim also play approximately an hour north in Anaheim, as do the National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Lake Elsinore Storm play forty-five minutes north in Lake Elsinore, California. The Storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

People

Total Population 149,079
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 65,892
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,639
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,621
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,148

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,825
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,193
Median House Value $346,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9%
Irish 6.6%

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

Escondido Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of San Diego, California
County San Diego
Metro Area San Diego
Standard Zip Codes 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92030, 92033, 92046
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.119
Longitude -117.085

Escondido 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 ESCONDIDO NO 2
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 69 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 81 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station SAN PASQUAL ANIMAL PK
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 70 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 83 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station SAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance 17.7 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
Del Mar 4,269 $126,542
Encinitas 61,682 $114,496
Poway 49,484 $109,805
San Marcos 89,578 $65,746
Solana Beach 13,253 $116,069
Vista 97,564 $55,646

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

Escondido Public Libraries

Library
Escondido Public Library
239 S. KALMIA ST.
Escondido, California
(760) 839-4683
Library Web Site

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Escondido Hospitals

PALOMAR MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
555 E VALLEY PARKWAY
(760) 739-3001
Emergency Service: Yes

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Escondido High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ESCONDIDO HIGH
1535 N. BROADWAY
760-291-4000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,486 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

SAN PASQUAL HIGH
3300 S. BEAR VALLEY PKWY.
760-291-6000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

ORANGE GLEN HIGH
2200 GLEN RIDGE ROAD
760-291-5000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

ESCONDIDO CHARTER HIGH
1845 EAST VALLEY PARKWAY
760-737-3154
A Charter School.
Serves 1,000 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

VALLEY HIGH (CONT.)
240 S. MAPLE ST.
760-291-2240
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

CENTER CITY HIGH (ALT)
240 SO MAPLE
760-480-3174
A Non-traditional School
Serves 227 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

NICOLAYSEN CENTER (SPECIAL EDUCATION
420 N. FALCONER ROAD
760-432-2474
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.4

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