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San Marcos
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

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

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San Marcos is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 96,219. San Marcos is in San Diego County. Living in San Marcos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Marcos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Marcos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in San Marcos are highly rated.

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About San Marcos...
Population
96,219

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$584,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,802
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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San Marcos Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    143.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    40.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    167
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    657.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

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