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Population in 2012: 86,752 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.8%
Males: 41,929  (48.3%)
Females: 44,823  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 92069.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,260 (it was $45,908 in 2000)
San Marcos:

$50,260
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,523

San Marcos city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $338,500 (it was $178,400 in 2000)
San Marcos:

$338,500
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $376,536; Detached houses: $457,138; Townhouses or other attached units: $287,357; In 2-unit structures: $196,509; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,694; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $494,243; Mobile homes: $101,689

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,243.

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  • White alone - 48,539 (55.9%)
  • Hispanic - 26,408 (30.4%)
  • Asian alone - 6,625 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2,770 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,847 (2.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 409 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 158 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Marcos: 127.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (9.9%), English (9.5%), Irish (7.1%), Italian (5.0%), French (2.5%), Polish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 23.8 square miles.

Population density: 3,652 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in San Marcos:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Marcos city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

19,856 residents are foreign born (15.7% Latin America).

This city:  24.6%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in San Marcos, California as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in San Marcos to the number of sex offenders is 2,169 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,118 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,067 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (25.1 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Lake San Marcos, CA (1.6 miles ), Escondido, CA (2.3 miles ), Vista, CA (2.3 miles ), Hidden Meadows, CA (2.6 miles ), Carlsbad, CA (2.7 miles ), Rancho Santa Fe, CA (2.9 miles ), Encinitas, CA (3.0 miles ), Bonsall, CA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 211 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 1998: 315 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 1999: 575 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2000: 840 buildings, average cost: $251,000
  • 2001: 950 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 2002: 625 buildings, average cost: $288,900
  • 2003: 1230 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2004: 1074 buildings, average cost: $326,800
  • 2005: 385 buildings, average cost: $336,300
  • 2006: 230 buildings, average cost: $348,700
  • 2007: 220 buildings, average cost: $355,400
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $380,200
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $358,700
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $329,700
  • 2011: 163 buildings, average cost: $304,000
  • 2012: 155 buildings, average cost: $327,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.14 N, Longitude: 117.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -34,885 (-40.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,765 (22.3%)

Area code: 760

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Crime rates in San Marcos by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0113103212
per 100,000 0.01.81.84.81.50.04.02.51.22.4
Rapes 131281817151912816
per 100,000 24.621.414.028.726.221.825.615.09.819.5
Robberies 435046466157751015568
per 100,000 81.389.380.773.393.982.8101.1126.267.382.7
Assaults 150175138138171165189172149140
per 100,000 283.6312.5242.1219.8263.1239.8254.9214.9182.4170.2
Burglaries 365390437440346359484414401307
per 100,000 690.1696.4766.7700.8532.4521.8652.7517.2490.9373.2
Thefts 664701643765844989918937934901
per 100,000 1255.41251.81128.11218.41298.81437.51238.01170.51143.41095.3
Auto thefts 211196199270305282333318274208
per 100,000 398.9350.0349.1430.0469.4409.9449.1397.3335.4252.9
Arson 109612121014N/A24
per 100,000 18.916.110.519.118.514.518.9N/A2.44.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 313.1) 239.5245.3221.8238.9239.9224.8249.7220.2180.1175.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in San Marcos detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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San Marcos, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +15,385 (+38.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

San Marcos-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 1379% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from San Marcos center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from San Marcos center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Diego County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 19, Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Liliana Mumy - Child actor, Joe Barton (soccer) - Soccer player.

Main business address for: AMISTAR CORP (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC), NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL INC (MEDICINAL CHEMICALS & BOTANICAL PRODUCTS).


Hospitals/medical centers in San Marcos:

  • SAN MARCOS DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2135 MONTIEL ROAD, BLDG. B)
  • UNI CARE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 375 S RANCHO SANTA FE RD #201)
  • MTN SHADOWS COMM HOMES - ELM (Hospital, 600 ROSE COURT)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-VILLA (Nursing Home, 1586 W. SAN MARCOS BLVD)

Political contributions by individuals in San Marcos, CA

Heliports located in San Marcos:

Amtrak stations near San Marcos:

  • 12 miles: SOLANA BEACH (105 S. CEDROS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: OCEANSIDE (235 S. TREMONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in San Marcos:

  • Palomar College (Full-time enrollment: 9,170; Location: 1140 W. Mission; Public; Website: WWW.PALOMAR.EDU)
  • California State University-San Marcos (FT enrollment: 6,621; Location: 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd; Public; Website: www.csusm.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Palomar Institute of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 179; Location: 355 Via Vera Cruz Ste 3; Private, for-profit; Website: www.pic.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near San Marcos:

  • MiraCosta College (about 9 miles; Oceanside, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,490)
  • National University (about 17 miles; La Jolla, CA; FT enrollment: 8,504)
  • Alliant International University (about 18 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • University of California-San Diego (about 19 miles; La Jolla, CA; FT enrollment: 27,502)
  • University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus (about 23 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 4,139)
  • San Diego Mesa College (about 24 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 5,178)
  • Grossmont College (about 25 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 7,631)

Public high schools in San Marcos:

Private high school in San Marcos:

  • SIERRA MADRE ACADEMY (Students: 223; Location: 1605 W MISSION RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in San Marcos:

Private elementary/middle schools in San Marcos:

  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 1350 DISCOVERY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • DISCOVERY ISLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 153; Location: 1655 S RANCHO SANTA FE RD # 101; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CCHAT CENTER (Students: 6; Location: 221 PAWNEE ST; Grades: PK - PK)
See full list of schools located in San Marcos, School District: SAN MARCOS UNIFIED

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mission Hills High School (2004)- Public High School
  • There is one more high school in San Marcos--Mission Hills High School (http://www.missionhillshigh.org/).
  • Mission Hills High School should be listed under public high schools, it has been running for more than one year now

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Notable locations in San Marcos: Lake San Marcos Executive Golf Course (A), Lake San Marcos Country Club (B), Twin Oaks Valley Golf Course (C), San Marcos Community Center (D), San Marcos City Hall (E), San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (F), San Marcos Branch San Diego County Library (G), F H Corby Smith Community Gymnasium (H), San Marcos Fire Protection District Station 2 (I), San Marcos Fire Protection District Station 3 (J), San Marcos Fire Protection District Station 1 (K), San Marcos Fire Protection District Station 4 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lake San Marcos Shopping Center (1), San Marcos Village Shopping Center (2), San Marcos Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3), San Marcos Gateway Shopping Center (4), Rancho San Marcos Village Shopping Center (5), Park Plaza Shopping Center (6), Palomar Plaza Shopping Center (7), North County Factory Outlet Center Shopping Center (8), Mission Center Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: San Marcos Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Lake San Marcos (A), South Lake (B), Discovery Lake (C), Jacks Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Marcos include: Helen Bougher Memorial Park (1), Walnut Grove Park (2), Woodland Park (3), Cerro de las Posas Park (4), Jacks Pond Park (5), Lake Moree Park (6), William R Bradley Park (7), Knob Hill Park (8), Discovery Community Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Area Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 880 Armorlite Drive) (1), Cardiff by the Sea Beaches & Campgrounds (3050 South Santa Fe Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: 1st Choice Executive Suites (100 East San Marcos Boulevard) (1), A C T Solutions (145 Vallecitos De Oro Suite K) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Community Home Education Program (920 Boardwalk) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
San Diego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.589. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.589
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.49. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.49
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in San Marcos and their reported violations in the past:

STANDARD FEED CO INC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Marcos, CA

People in group quarters in San Marcos in 2010:

  • 617 people in college/university student housing
  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in San Marcos in 2000:

  • 96 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

San Marcos compared to California state average:

San Marcos, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in San Marcos (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: San Marcos Twin Oaks Ralphs Branch, San Marcos Rancho Santa Fe Branch, San Marcos Branch, Lake San Marcos Vons. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: San Elijo Road Banking Center, San Marcos Branch, West San Marcos Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Woodland Parkway Branch, Rancho San Marcos Branch, San Marcos Main Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank of Southern California: San Marcos at 1110 San Marino Drive, branch established on 1982/04/02; San Marcos Branch at 1110 San Marino Drive, branch established on 1993/10/26. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $167.6 mil, Deposits: $144.8 mil, headquarters in Riverside, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Duke Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: San Marcos Branch at 601 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, branch established on 1974/09/26; Campus Marketplace Branch at 336 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, branch established on 2009/02/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • CommerceWest Bank, N.A.: San Marco Regional Office at 338 Via Vera Cruz, branch established on 2001/09/19. Info updated 2009/08/28: Bank assets: $296.9 mil, Deposits: $248.9 mil, headquarters in Irvine, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: San Marcos Branch at 730 Nordahl Road, Suite 104, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: 740 S Rancho Santa Fe Branch at 740 S Rancho Santa Fe, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan Association: Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan Associ at 1001 West San Marcos Boulevard, #140, branch established on 1982/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $35.1 mil, Deposits: $1.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in San Marcos, California:

  • Ramada LTD, 517 San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 , Phone: (760) 471-2800
  • Golden Door, 777 Deer SPGS Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 , Phone: (760) 744-5777
  • Lake San Marcos Resort, 1025 Ln Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078 , Phone: (760) 744-0120, Fax: (760) 744-0748
  • Hampton Inn, 123 E Carmel St, San Marcos, CA 92078 , Phone: (760) 736-9249, Fax: (760) 736-4872
  • Residence Inn By Marriott San Diego North/San Marcos, 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069 , Phone: (760) 591-9828, Fax: (760) 591-9874
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in San Marcos, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


San Marcos travel time to work - commute


San Marcos mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for San Marcos city (based on San Diego County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.71%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents67.5%5.7%3.8%2.2%2.0%
Congregations8.9%2.5%9.9%8.8%2.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.7%1.5%1.4%1.3%13.1%
Congregations3.6%3.3%6.1%3.2%51.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 574
San Diego County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 227
San Diego County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 487
San Diego County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,238
Here:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Diego County:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$79,589$86,8241$531
Other Government Administration 33$206,464$75,0781$1,111
Firefighters 65$555,637$102,5790$0
Fire - Other 8$29,907$44,86113$11,883
Streets and Highways 57$351,838$74,0713$2,358
Solid Waste Management 2$9,091$54,5460$0
Parks and Recreation 29$149,684$61,93883$93,207
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$25,386$76,1580$0
Other and Unallocable 12$73,330$73,3300$0
Totals for Government 221$1,480,926$80,412101$109,090

San Marcos government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $39,476,000 ($455.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,964,000 ($149.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,313,000 ($61.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,268,000 ($49.20)
    Central Staff Services: $992,000 ($11.43)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $23,350,000 ($269.16)
    Central Staff Services: $7,776,000 ($89.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,357,000 ($84.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,558,000 ($75.59)
    Regular Highways: $5,200,000 ($59.94)
    Health - Other: $2,646,000 ($30.50)
    Financial Administration: $2,368,000 ($27.30)
    General - Other: $1,349,000 ($15.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $567,000 ($6.54)
    Electric Utilities: $20,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,977,000 ($230.28)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $12,467,000 ($143.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $8,233,000 ($94.90)
    General - Other: $628,000 ($7.24)
    Financial Administration: $93,000 ($1.07)
    Police Protection: $91,000 ($1.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $60,000 ($0.69)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,240,000 ($164.15)

San Marcos government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $11,656,000 ($134.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,725,000 ($42.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,254,000 ($14.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $615,000 ($7.09)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($0.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,438,000 ($62.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,777,000 ($20.48)
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,347,000 ($107.74)
    Special Assessments: $6,870,000 ($79.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,172,000 ($36.56)
    Rents: $2,999,000 ($34.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $550,000 ($6.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000 ($1.95)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($0.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,146,000 ($105.43)
    Highways: $1,348,000 ($15.54)
    All Other: $1,044,000 ($12.03)
  • Tax - Property: $60,543,000 ($697.89)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,890,000 ($194.69)
    Other License: $11,574,000 ($133.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,995,000 ($23.00)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $831,000 ($9.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $328,000 ($3.78)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $194,000 ($2.24)

San Marcos government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $511,690,000 ($5898.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $491,788,000 ($5668.90)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,274,000 ($452.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,125,000 ($312.67)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,039,000 ($311.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,372,000 ($223.30)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,000 ($0.99)

San Marcos government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,598,000 ($1643.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,433,000 ($1238.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,105,000 ($485.35)

5.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
California average:

5.75%

0.49% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,155 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.49%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.52% ($50,193 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.36% ($47,939)
from Orange County, CA  0.33% ($64,651)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,760 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
California average:

6.27%

0.28% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,595 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.28%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Riverside County, CA  0.75% ($48,140 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.43% ($41,486)
to Orange County, CA  0.30% ($52,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Marcos:

  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KFSD (1450 AM; 1 kW; ESCONDIDO, CA; Owner: NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCEO (1000 AM; 3 kW; VISTA, CA; Owner: NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATIO)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSDO (1130 AM; 10 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KECR (910 AM; 5 kW; EL CAJON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOGO (600 AM; 5 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Marcos:

  • KFSD-FM (92.1 FM; ESCONDIDO, CA; Owner: NORTH COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KPRI (102.1 FM; ENCINITAS, CA; Owner: COMPASS RADIO OF SAN DIEGO, INC.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KLQV (102.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPBS-FM (89.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHTS-FM (93.3 FM; EL CAJON, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGB-FM (101.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K210CL (89.9 FM; LEMON GROVE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KSON-FM (97.3 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLNV (106.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBZT (94.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KGBB (103.3 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMYT (94.5 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIFM (98.1 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KYXY (96.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KOCL (95.7 FM; CARLSBAD, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around San Marcos:

  • K26FA (Channel 26; VISTA, CA; Owner: RICK D'AMICO)
  • KHAX-LP (Channel 49; VISTA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBOP-LP (Channel 25; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K63EN (Channel 63; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CIVIC LIGHT, INC.)
  • KSZZ-LP (Channel 19; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFMB-TV (Channel 8; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KZDF-LP (Channel 41; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: LAURIE MINTZ)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of San Marcos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 149 meters (489ft)
Total costs: $185,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,270,187
Total average daily truck traffic: 54,189

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for San Marcos, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in San Marcos)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in San Marcos, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 380 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in San Marcos)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in San Marcos)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 107 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED303$341,995446$272,1881,148$287,07730$185,1744$2,737,630151$216,91935$125,013
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$352,21657$262,852147$287,4226$93,3620$028$225,93414$82,656
APPLICATIONS DENIED57$327,508109$208,141382$314,58423$110,3620$069$232,22045$89,072
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$334,13678$271,879257$317,6386$127,3550$028$226,02312$113,337
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$311,46712$288,65075$300,4669$205,9430$09$181,1032$102,640

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in San Marcos, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$303,68411$403,9981$335,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$340,3088$379,1350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$340,6485$450,2340$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$385,6261$411,4700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$403,7370$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 188
  • Hazardous Condition: 292
  • Service Call: 36
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - San Marcos


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for San Marcos, CA

Most common first names in San Marcos, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32877.7 years
William31478.1 years
Robert29676.5 years
Mary24379.9 years
James21775.9 years
George17478.4 years
Charles15678.5 years
Dorothy14880.8 years
Margaret14180.7 years
Helen14082.9 years
Most common last names in San Marcos, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10377.7 years
Brown7475.9 years
Johnson6677.5 years
Miller6179.9 years
Williams6179.9 years
Jones5977.0 years
Moore4581.6 years
Davis4374.4 years
Anderson4278.8 years
Wilson3780.6 years
Businesses in San Marcos, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1LA Fitness1
7-Eleven6La-Z-Boy1
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Albertsons3Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott1
AutoZone1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's4
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Big O Tires1Nike3
Blockbuster1Nordstrom1
Burger King2Panda Express2
CVS5Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery2Payless1
Costco1Penske1
Cricket Wireless4Pizza Hut2
DHL4RadioShack1
Dennys1Ramada1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Safeway1
El Pollo Loco1Sears1
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx10Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks9
H&R Block2Subway7
Home Depot1T-Mobile5
HomeTown Buffet1Taco Bell2
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
Jamba Juice1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS13
KFC2Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid1Vons1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger1
Browse common businesses in San Marcos, CA


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