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San Marcos
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  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+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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San Marcos is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 94,360. San Marcos is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. 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
94,360

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$728,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,064
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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San Marcos Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    144.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    65.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    195
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    678.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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