La Jolla

La Jolla is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, tide pools, and marine life. The area is also home to a number of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Mingei International Museum, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

La Jolla is a hilly, seaside community within San Diego, California, occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles (19 km) north of downtown San Diego and 45 miles (72 km) south of the Orange County line. There are some 16 communities in La Jolla. The climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F (21.4 °C).

La Jolla is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, tide pools, and marine life. The area is also home to a number of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Mingei International Museum, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Some of the most popular attractions in La Jolla include:

  • La Jolla Shores: A long, sandy beach with calm waves, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing
  • Scripps Pier: A pier with a long history of marine research and a great place to go whale watching.
  • Salk Institute: A world-renowned research institute with a beautiful campus designed by Louis Kahn
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: A 1,200-acre reserve with hiking trails, stunning views, and two golf courses.
  • La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve: A protected area of ocean that is home to a variety of marine life, including sea lions, dolphins, and sharks.

La Jolla is a popular tourist destination, but it is also a great place to live. The community has a vibrant arts scene, a variety of restaurants, and a laid-back lifestyle. If you are looking for a beautiful and exciting place to live, La Jolla is a great option.

Overview for La Jolla, CA

37,474 people live in La Jolla, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $86,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

45 years

Median Age

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

$86,671

Average individual Income

Around La Jolla, CA

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

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Another Mother's Cookies, Shaka Java, and Aspire Health & Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.59 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.57 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.4 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for La Jolla, CA

La Jolla has 16,299 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Jolla do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,474 people call La Jolla home. The population density is 7,114.893 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

High

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

45

Median Age

50.95 / 49.05%

Men vs Women

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16,299

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$86,671

Average individual Income

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Schools in La Jolla, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Jolla. 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
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Jolla Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Gillispie School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
San Diego French American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
La Jolla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Torrey Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5

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