Escondido is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 151,969 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Escondido is the 38th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Escondido are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Escondido is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Escondido is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Escondido who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), sales jobs (11.42%), and maintenance occupations (9.74%).
The citizens of Escondido are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.00% of adults in Escondido having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Escondido in 2010 was $24,805, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,220 for a family of four. However, Escondido contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Escondido is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Escondido home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Escondido, accounting for 51.31% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Escondido residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Escondido include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Escondido's cultural character, accounting for 29.12% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Escondido is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.