Encinitas, CA

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2022 Population
61,942
0.319% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0.468% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.08%
6.22% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$142,506
7.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.35M
23.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Encinitas, CA had a population of 61.9k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $142,506. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Encinitas, CA declined from 62,140 to 61,942, a −0.319% decrease and its median household income grew from $132,276 to $142,506, a 7.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Encinitas, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.19%), White (Hispanic) (4.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%).

None of the households in Encinitas, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Encinitas, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Encinitas, CA was $1.35M, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Encinitas, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Encinitas, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Encinitas, CA is home to a population of 61.9k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.4% of Encinitas, CA residents were born outside of the country (7.7k people).

In 2022, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.1k people) in Encinitas, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.83k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Encinitas, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Encinitas, CA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Encinitas, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.1k ± 1.52k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.83k ± 1.7k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.07k ± 681
14.9%
Hispanic Population
9.22k people

In 2022, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.1k people) in Encinitas, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.83k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.9% of the people in Encinitas, CA are hispanic (9.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Encinitas, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.7k people
12.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.96k people

As of 2022, 12.4% of Encinitas, CA residents (7.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Encinitas, CA was 12.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    884 ± 235
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    709 ± 201
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    288 ± 126

Encinitas, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Encinitas, CA employs 31k people. The largest industries in Encinitas, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,427 people), Manufacturing (3,636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($142,841), Manufacturing ($127,696), and Wholesale Trade ($113,841).

Occupations

31k
2022 Value
± 1,426
−0.794%
1 Year decline
± 6.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Encinitas, CA declined at a rate of −0.794%, from 31.2k employees to 31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Encinitas, CA, are Management Occupations (6,134 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,738 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Encinitas, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31k
2022 Value
± 1,426
−0.794%
1 Year decline
± 6.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Encinitas, CA declined at a rate of −0.794%, from 31.2k employees to 31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Encinitas, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,427 people), Manufacturing (3,636 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Encinitas, CA, though some of these residents may live in Encinitas, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$92,700
Median earning men ± $3,675
$59,782
Median earning women ± $5,383

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($147,952), Information ($138,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($118,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($112,957), Public Administration ($97,875), and Manufacturing ($96,738).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Encinitas, CA was $1.35M in 2022, which is 4.81 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.1M to $1.35M, a 23.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Encinitas, CA is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Encinitas, CA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Encinitas, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Encinitas, CA is $142,506. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Encinitas, CA was Census Tract 176.03 with a value of $164,861, followed by Census Tract 177.02 and Census Tract 171.08, with respective values of $144,539 and $144,167.

Property

$1.35M
Median Property Value 2022
±$58,288
$15,552
Median Property Taxes
±$814

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Encinitas, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Encinitas, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2022
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.2% of the housing units in Encinitas, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 176.03
  2. Census Tract 177.02
  3. Census Tract 171.08

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Encinitas, CA was Census Tract 176.03 with a value of $164,861, followed by Census Tract 177.02 and Census Tract 171.08, with respective values of $144,539 and $144,167.

The following map shows all of the places in Encinitas, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$142,506
Median Household Income
± $6,092
23.8k
Number of Households
± 1,105

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.8k households in Encinitas, CA grew to $142,506 from the previous year's value of $132,276.

The following chart displays the households in Encinitas, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Encinitas, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (26.4%)
  3. Carpooled (4.94%)

In 2022, 64.3% of workers in Encinitas, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (26.4%) and those who carpooled to work (4.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Encinitas, CA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Encinitas, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Encinitas, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Encinitas, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Encinitas, CA (4.36k out of 61.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Encinitas, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Encinitas, CA has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 7.54% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 0.919% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,223 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Diego County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,242 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Diego County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.66%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
7.54%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
0.919%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Encinitas, CA declined by 8% from 3.98% to 3.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Encinitas, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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