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 62,904 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.

A relatively large number of people in Encinitas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Encinitas. 60.59% 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 $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.