Encinitas, CA
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Living in Encinitas


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 63,184 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 91.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Encinitas is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Encinitas who work in management occupations (17.15%), sales jobs (13.68%), and teaching (8.56%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One thing that you will notice about Encinitas is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Encinitas a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the nice things about Encinitas is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, Encinitas is a pretty powerful place. 60.59% of the adults in Encinitas have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Encinitas in 2010 was $59,089, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,356 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 13.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Encinitas include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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