Encinitas

Encinitas is known for its beautiful beaches, excellent surfing conditions, and laid-back lifestyle. The city is home to several world-renowned surf spots, including Swami's, La Jolla Shores, and Moonlight Beach. Encinitas is also home to a number of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.

Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. It is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego, between Solana Beach and Carlsbad, and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles. As of the 2020 United States census, the city had a population of 62,007, up from 59,518 at the 2010 census.

Encinitas is known for its beautiful beaches, excellent surfing conditions, and laid-back lifestyle. The city is home to several world-renowned surf spots, including Swami's, La Jolla Shores, and Moonlight Beach. Encinitas is also home to a number of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.

The city is divided into five neighborhoods:

  • Old Encinitas: The oldest neighborhood in Encinitas, Old Encinitas is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
  • New Encinitas: The most populous neighborhood in Encinitas, New Encinitas is home to a mix of residential and commercial development.
  • Leucadia: A beachy neighborhood with a laid-back vibe, Leucadia is home to a number of surf shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Olivenhain: A quiet neighborhood with a rural feel, Olivenhain is home to a number of parks and open spaces.
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea: A charming beach town with a Victorian-era downtown, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is home to a number of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Encinitas is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The city offers a variety of amenities, a beautiful setting, and a laid-back lifestyle. If you're looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Encinitas is a great option.

Here are some of the things you can do in Encinitas:

  • Surfing: Encinitas is a world-renowned surfing destination. There are waves for all levels of surfers, from beginners to experts.
  • Beaching: Encinitas has some of the most beautiful beaches in California. Spend a day swimming, sunbathing, or exploring tide pools.
  • Shopping: Encinitas has a variety of shops, from high-end boutiques to surf shops. You'll find everything you need to deck yourself out in the latest fashions.
  • Dining: Encinitas has a thriving restaurant scene. There are restaurants serving everything from California cuisine to Mexican food to Italian food.
  • Arts and culture: Encinitas has a number of art galleries, museums, and theaters. You can find everything from classical music to indie rock to theater productions.
  • Outdoor activities: Encinitas is surrounded by open space. You can go hiking, biking, or horseback riding in the hills or along the beach.

If you're looking for a beautiful, laid-back place to live, Encinitas is a great option. The city has something for everyone, from surfers to foodies to art lovers.

Overview for Encinitas , CA

62,140 people live in Encinitas , where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $72,577. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

42.7 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,577

Average individual Income

Around Encinitas , CA

There's plenty to do around Encinitas , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
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45
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sandwich Spot 2.0, MBDY + Be, and Michael J Stocking.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.57 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.45 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Encinitas , CA

Encinitas has 23,746 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Encinitas do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,140 people call Encinitas home. The population density is 3,261 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.7

Median Age

49.79 / 50.21%

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Total Households

2.6

Average Household Size

$72,577

Average individual Income

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Schools in Encinitas , CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Encinitas . The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Village Gate Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Rancho Encinitas Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
Paul Ecke-Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Flora Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Ocean Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
San Dieguito High School Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Park Dale Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Sunset High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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