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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population149,912
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+67,928
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,711
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,714

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,940
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,237
Median House Value$368,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.2%
German9%
English7.4%
Irish6.7%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
South African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Escondido Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92025, 92026, 92027, 92029
P.O. Box Zip Codes92030, 92033, 92046
Phone Area Codes442,760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.09
Approximate Longitude-116.94

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)

StationESCONDIDO NO 2
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp43 to 69 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 81 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationSAN PASQUAL ANIMAL PK
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 70 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 83 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance17.7 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
Del Mar4,312$152,545
Encinitas62,160$124,732
Poway49,675$111,554
San Marcos91,479$74,512
Solana Beach13,312$119,444
Vista98,560$59,731

Escondido Public Libraries

Escondido Public Library
239 S. KALMIA ST.
Escondido, California
(760) 839-4601

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Escondido Hospitals

Palomar Health Downtown Campus
(Government - District/authority)
555 E. Valley Parkway
Palomar Medical Center
2185 W. Citracado Parkway

Escondido Public Schools

Bear Valley Middle
3003 Bear Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92025
Middle
Total Enrollment 1087
Central Elementary
122 W. Fourth Ave.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Classical Academy
2950 S. Bear Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 1236
Classical Academy High
144 W. Woodward Ave
ZIP: 92025
High
Total Enrollment 906
Del Dios Academy Of Arts And Sciences
1400 W. Ninth Ave.
ZIP: 92025
Middle
Total Enrollment 859
Felicita Elementary
737 W. 13th Ave.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Juniper Elementary
1809 S. Juniper St.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
L. R. Green Elementary
3115 Las Palmas Ave.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Miller Elementary
1975 Miller Ave.
ZIP: 92025
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
San Pasqual Academy
17701 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
ZIP: 92025
High
Total Enrollment 83
San Pasqual High
3300 Bear Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92025
High
Total Enrollment 2237
Community Montessori Charter
1441 Montiel Rd., Ste 143
ZIP: 92026
Other
Total Enrollment 371
Dehesa Charter
1441 Montiel Rd., Ste. 143
ZIP: 92026
Other
Total Enrollment 1102
Escondido High
1535 N. Brd.way
ZIP: 92026
High
Total Enrollment 2493
Farr Avenue Elementary
933 Farr Ave.
ZIP: 92026
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Lincoln Elementary
1029 N. Brd.way
ZIP: 92026
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Mission Middle
939 E. Mission Ave.
ZIP: 92026
Middle
Total Enrollment 951
North Broadway Elementary
2301 N. Brd.way
ZIP: 92026
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Reidy Creek Elementary
2869 N. Brd.way
ZIP: 92026
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Rincon Middle
925 Lehner Ave.
ZIP: 92026
Middle
Total Enrollment 1304
Rock Springs Elementary
1155 Deodar Rd.
ZIP: 92026
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Conway Elementary
1325 Conway Dr.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Escondido Charter High
1868 E. Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92027
High
Total Enrollment 808
Escondido Community Day
2065 E. Valley Parkway
ZIP: 92027
High
Total Enrollment 18
Glen View Elementary
2201 E. Mission Ave.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Heritage Digital Academy Charter Middle
2255 E. Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92027
Middle
Total Enrollment 286
Heritage K-8 Charter
1855 E. Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Hidden Valley Middle
2700 Reed Rd.
ZIP: 92027
Middle
Total Enrollment 1153
Nicolaysen Community Day
420 N. Falconer Rd.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Oak Hill Elementary
1820 Oak Hill Dr.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 926
Orange Glen Elementary
2861 Valley Pkwy.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Orange Glen High
2200 Glen Ridge Rd.
ZIP: 92027
High
Total Enrollment 2123
Pioneer Elementary
980 N. Ash St.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
Rose Elementary
906 N. Rose Ave.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
San Pasqual Union Elementary
15305 Rockwood Rd.
ZIP: 92027
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Valley High (continuation)
410 N. Hidden Trails Rd.
ZIP: 92027
High
Total Enrollment 335
Bernardo Elementary
1122 Mountain Heights Dr.
ZIP: 92029
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Del Lago Academy - Campus Of Applied Science
1740 Scenic Trail Way
ZIP: 92029
High
Total Enrollment 512

Escondido Private Schools

Escondido Christian School
923 Idaho Ave
ZIP: 92025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
Grace Lutheran Church & Schools
643 W 13th Ave
ZIP: 92025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 255
St Mary's School
130 E 13th Ave
ZIP: 92025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
Summerhill School
329 E Valley Pkwy
ZIP: 92025
Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Calvin Christian School
2000 N Broadway
ZIP: 92026
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 450
Kindercare Learning Center
986 W El Norte Pkwy
ZIP: 92026
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Rocky View
2436 Fawn Creek Ln
ZIP: 92026
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Ascension Lutheran School
1140 N Midway Dr
ZIP: 92027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Kings Academy
1717 E Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 92027
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Light & Life Christian School
120 N Ash St
ZIP: 92027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
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