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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,852
Male Share of the Population52.4%
Female Share of the Population47.6%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+12,618
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59%
Median Earnings25+$51,528
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,684
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,835

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,391
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home20%
% Walking and Biking to Work16%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,268
Median House Value$1,332,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
Irish16%
English12.9%
Italian6.1%
French Except Basque4.5%
Scottish3.3%
Polish3.3%
Swedish2%
Norwegian1.9%
Welsh1.1%
Russian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Greek0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
New Zealand0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Coronado Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92118
P.O. Box Zip Codes92178
Phone Area Codes619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.7
Approximate Longitude-117.21

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)

StationSAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp49 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 73 F
Oct Temp61 to 72 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationLA MESA
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches
StationSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chula Vista260,598$75,590
Imperial Beach27,180$50,205
La Mesa59,125$71,077
Lemon Grove26,421$64,514
National City60,349$43,964
San Diego1,374,812$80,241

Coronado Public Libraries

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

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Coronado Hospitals

Sharp Coronado Hospital And Healthcare Center
(Non-profit)
250 Prospect Place
Villa Coronado Convalescent (dp/snf)
(Non-profit)
233 Prospect Place

Coronado Public Schools

Silver Strand Elementary
1350 Leyte Rd.
ZIP: 92118
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Coronado Pathways Charter
555 D Ave.
ZIP: 92118
Other
Total Enrollment 49
Coronado Village Elementary
600 Sixth St.
ZIP: 92118
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Coronado Middle
550 F Ave.
ZIP: 92118
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Palm Academy For Learning
555 D Ave.
ZIP: 92118
High
Total Enrollment 9
Coronado High
650 D Ave.
ZIP: 92118
High
Total Enrollment 1193

Coronado Private Schools

Sacred Heart Parish School
706 C Ave
ZIP: 92118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 241
Christ Church Day School
926 C Ave
ZIP: 92118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
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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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