Encinitas, CA
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Encinitas is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 62,930 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Encinitas is the 142nd largest community in California.

Encinitas home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Encinitas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Encinitas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Encinitas is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Encinitas who work in sales jobs (15.13%), management occupations (14.54%), and teaching (8.44%).

Of important note, Encinitas is also a city of artists. Encinitas has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Encinitas’s character.

Also of interest is that Encinitas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Encinitas is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Encinitas. 59.43% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Encinitas in 2010 was $49,496, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,984 for a family of four. However, Encinitas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Encinitas is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Encinitas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Encinitas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Encinitas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Encinitas include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Encinitas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.