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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Escondido is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 151,115. Escondido is in San Diego County. Living in Escondido offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Escondido there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Escondido and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Escondido are above average.
About Escondido...
Population
151,115

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Escondido Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    103.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,235.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    318.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Escondido

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,319
National
$55,322
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I grew up in this sweet old town and am absolutely in love with it! Escondido sis very diverse and friendly. As a kid, I'd participate in several parades a year with the public library. A great thing about Escondido is that it's a whole community. The community of Escondido offers classes of all kind to children and adults. Of course every town has their downfalls and unattractive traits, however when you're involved and trying to better the community, then all the bad is outweighed. Every Friday, April through September, we have Cruise n' Grand, where classic cars all come to Grand and people come and enjoy some kettle popcorn or maybe some dinner, meanwhile listening to live music, and observing these lovely cars. I love Escondido, and couldn't ask for better!
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While there isn't much to do in Escondido, this small city offers the convenience of being near San Diego, the beach, and the mountains without the cost. Neighborhoods are diverse and there is even hidden valleys, hiking, farmland and a lake. This city is bigger than expected! Like most cities, one should exercise caution at night. But I've always felt safe in this city community.
Escondido is a great city! This is the place I have lived for several years now and the city I studied in. I am also working in Escondido. Most streets are clean and very nice to walk during the afternoon. Weather in Escondido may hit the higher ones during summer but it pays off when we can visit bars and restaurants in the area, specially those in OId Escondido and Grand Ave. There is a diversity of people in Escondido that you are able to enjoy and learn from them if you give yourself the opportunity to meet them.