San Diego Incomes: A Few Surprises


by Roberta Murphy

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San Diego incomes? As a San Diego Realtor, I am frequently asked about income demographics in San Diego County and find it handy to have a chart for reference.

The one below provides more than a few surprises, courtesy of the San Diego Business Journal, which provided this data last summer and is one of my favorite reads. We found it surprising, for example, that Carlsbad outranks Encinitas and that Poway beat out Coronado.

And would you have guessed that Oceanside would best San Diego? And few should be surprised that tiny Del Mar beat out them all.

Of course, Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla were not included, as Rancho Santa Fe is not an incorporated city, and La Jolla is part of the City of San Diego. Below are San Diego incomes–as well as those in outlying communities.

Cities Of Interest: 2007 Population: Median Household Income :
San Diego 1,326,837 $61,043
Chula Vista 227,723 68,497
Oceanside 176,644 62,271
Escondido 141,788 60,639
Carlsbad 101,337 90,115
El Cajon 97,255 50,433
Vista 94,962 60,757
San Marcos 79,812 68,109
Encinitas 63,259 86,444
National City 61,115 41,959
La Mesa 56,250 55,667
Santee 56,158 74,321
Poway 50,830 93,542
Imperial Beach 27,709 43,355
Lemon Grove 25,451 57,000
Coronado 22,957 91,748
Solana Beach 13,418 102,810
Del Mar 4,548 108,635