Escondido, California Population 2022

152,464
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Escondido is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 152,464, it is the 38th largest city in California and the 183rd largest city in the United States. Escondido is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 151,038 in 2020. Spanning over 37 miles, Escondido has a population density of 4,086 people per square mile.

The average household income in Escondido is $84,416 with a poverty rate of 13.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,550 per month, and the median house value is $473,700. The median age in Escondido is 34.4 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

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.

Diversity

Escondido has a foreign-born population of 29%. Hispanics officially became the largest group in the city in 2010. Still, the racial and ethnic diversity in Escondido doesn't compare to other cities in San Diego.

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.

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 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.

Escondido Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Escondidowas:

  • White: 65.82%
  • Other race: 13.92%
  • Two or more races: 10.49%
  • Asian: 6.11%
  • Black or African American: 2.25%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.43%
The current population of Escondido, California is 152,464 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 151,038.

Escondido, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Escondido Population by Race

Escondido Population Pyramid 2022

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Escondido Median Age

35.1


Total

33.8


Male

36.6


Female

Escondido Adults

There are 114,313 adults, (19,663 of whom are seniors) in Escondido.

Escondido Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Escondido Sex Ratio

Female

74,838

49.76%

Male

75,558

50.24%

Escondido Population by Age

Escondido Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Escondido Household Types

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Escondido Households and Families

3.64

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Escondido Households by Type

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Escondido Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Escondido Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.51%.

Escondido Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,960

Average Earnings

$42,615

Average Male

$31,136

Average Female

Escondido Earnings by Educational Attainment

Escondido Language by Age

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Escondido Language

57.34% of Escondido residents speak only English, while 42.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.47% of the population.

Escondido Language

Escondido Poverty by Race

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13.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.77%

Male Poverty Rate

14.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Escondido

The race most likely to be in poverty in Escondido is Black, with 24.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Escondido is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.75%.

Escondido Poverty

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Escondido Poverty Rate by Education

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Escondido Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Escondido Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Escondido Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Escondido Married by Age and Sex

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Escondido Marriage

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

Escondido Marital Status by Race

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Escondido Marital Status

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7,758

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Escondido Veterans by War

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Escondido Veterans by Age

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Escondido Veterans by Race

Escondido Veterans by Education

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8.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Escondido Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Escondido Employment by Age

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Escondido Employment by Race

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Escondido Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.67%

Born in Escondido

72.90%

Native Born

27.10%

Foreign Born

14.64%

Non Citizen

12.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.90% of Escondido residents were born in the United States, with 52.67% having been born in California. 14.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Escondido Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Escondido Population by Year