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Escondido
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Escondido is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 151,300. 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.

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About Escondido...
Population
151,300

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$450,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,448
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    220.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    93.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    247.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,043.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade 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
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  12%

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