Escondido, California Population 2020

152,213

Escondido is located in the North County region of San Diego County just 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Escondido is part of the Greater San Diego metropolitan area which has an estimated population of 3.1 million. In 2019, Escondido's population is about 152,213.

Diversity

The North County area of San Diego County, including Escondido, is the least diverse in the entire county. If two residents of southeastern San Diego are chosen at random, there's a 71% chance they will be of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. There's just a 25% chance in the North County area. Overall, San Diego is the 12th most diverse county in California.

History

Escondido is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The region was controlled by Spain from the end of the 18th century to the start of the 19th century. During this time, many missions were created throughout California. The area was converted into large ranchos when Mexico took control of the region. Most of modern-day Escondido is located on the former Rancho Rincon del Diablo or Devil's Corner land grant.

When California became part of the U.S., the first census in 1850 showed a mostly Spanish-speaking population in Escondido. It wasn't long before non-Hispanic settlers arrived in the area during the Southern California Land Boom. Rancho Rincon del Diablo was eventually sold to investors from Los Angeles in 1883 who incorporated the Escondido Land and Town Company. By 1888, Escondido was incorporated.

During its early history, Escondido was a small agricultural community focusing on grapes and later walnut, olive, orange, and lemon. Avocados became the city's largest crop in the 1960s but the region largely turned to housing developments just a decade later. It was during the 1960s and 1970s when Escondido experienced rapid growth, growing from a population of 16,300 in 1960 to 64,000 in 1980. By 1990, the population was 108,500.

Population Growth

It's projected that San Diego County will grow by 1 million people (42%) between 2000 and 2030. Some of this growth will be focused on Escondido, especially as home prices rise in San Diego which has already lured thousands to the more affordable Escondido area. Escondido is expected to continue its modest population growth through 2030.

Escondido, California's estimated population is 152,213 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Escondido, California is the 38th largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4086.82 people/mi² (1577.92 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.8 years, 32.4 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males.

The median income for households in Escondido, California is $, while the mean household income is $.

Escondido Ca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Escondido Ca was:

  • White: 74.03%
  • Other race: 11.13%
  • Asian: 6.85%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Black or African American: 2.42%
  • Native American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%

How Many People Live in Escondido, California?

152,213
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018152,2138140.54%
2017151,399160.01%
2016151,3835590.37%
2015150,8241,0250.68%
2014149,7999390.63%
2013148,8601,2560.85%
2012147,6041,5021.03%
2011146,1021,6651.15%
2010144,43710,8780.79%
2000133,55924,9242.09%
1990108,63544,2805.38%
198064,35527,5635.75%
197036,79220,4158.43%
196016,3779,8339.61%
19506,5441,9843.68%
19404,5601,1392.92%
19303,4211,6326.70%
19201,7894552.98%
19101,3345795.86%
19007552143.39%
18905410.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White111,86874.03%
Some Other Race16,81611.13%
Asian10,3576.85%
Two or More Races6,4944.30%
Black or African American3,6542.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4970.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4290.28%

Escondido Ca Population Pyramid 2020

Escondido Ca Median Age

33.8


Total

32.4


Male

35


Female

Escondido Ca Adults

There are 113,692 adults, (17,632 of whom are seniors) in Escondido Ca.

Escondido Ca Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Escondido Ca Sex Ratio

Female

75,343

49.86%

Male

75,772

50.14%

Escondido Ca Households and Families

Escondido Ca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Escondido Ca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
All50.6%49.4%
Non Family39.7%60.3%
Female36.1%63.9%
Male30%70%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,3383.2150.6
Married23,0463.8664
Non Family13,0141.4739.7
Female6,8063.9536.1
Male3,472430

3.69

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Escondido Ca Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,36813.66%
9th to 12th Grade8,0688.25%
High School Graduate22,21922.71%
Some College23,87524.41%
Associates Degree7,2297.39%
Bachelors Degree15,44615.79%
Graduate Degree7,6237.79%

Escondido Ca Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic42,66024,3343,570
White41,98339,84914,714
Other Race9,7815,662588
Asian7,8847,0663,287
Multiple Races3,0672,8681,145
Black2,6242,561464
Native American1,02972888
Islander36835848

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.60%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,592$38,093$28,928
Less Than High School$22,834$26,928$16,937
High School Grad$29,901$32,702$26,303
Some College$36,210$42,497$29,615
Bachelors Degree$56,487$68,868$44,469
Graduate Degree$66,269$77,874$61,932

$33,592

Average Earnings

$38,093

Average Male

$28,928

Average Female

Escondido Ca Language

Escondido Ca Language by Age

Escondido Ca Language

53.64% of Escondido Ca residents speak only English, while 46.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.53% of the population.

Escondido Ca Poverty

Escondido Ca Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic77,65514,83719.11%
White52,8595,43310.28%
Other16,6952,20313.20%
Asian10,2559549.30%
Multiple6,4906389.83%
Black3,55162817.69%
Native1,48529920.13%
Islander4208520.24%

14.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.51%

Male Poverty Rate

15.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Escondido Ca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Escondido Ca is Islander, with 20.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Escondido Ca is Asian, with 9.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.96%
High School15.49%
Some College10.44%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.84%
Female Unemployed19.87%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed7.51%

Escondido Ca Income

Escondido Ca Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,319$81,477
Families$68,116$88,420
Married Families$82,249$102,165
Non Families$40,501$54,773

Escondido Ca Marital Status

Escondido Ca Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Escondido Ca Married by Age and Sex

Escondido Ca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Escondido Ca Marital Status by Race

Escondido Ca Veterans

7,348

Number of Veterans

6,690

Male Veterans

658

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,174
First Gulf War1,770
Second Gulf War1,767
Korea632
World War II499

Escondido Ca Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,6026.68%
Hispanic9401.79%
Black62521.02%
Asian3794.40%
Other3012.50%
2 or More2747.00%
Hawaiian14234.38%
Indian252.02%

Escondido Ca Veterans by Education

7.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Escondido Ca Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Escondido Ca Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.33%

Born in California

72.08%

Native Born

27.92%

Foreign Born

17.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.08% of Escondido Ca residents were born in the United States, with 52.33% having been born in California. 17.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.