San Marcos

One of the largest school districts in San Diego County, San Marcos Unified School District serves more than 20,000 students.

Welcome to San Marcos

 
San Marcos is a city in the North County region of San Diego County. It is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west and Vista to the northwest.

One of the largest school districts in San Diego County, San Marcos Unified School District serves more than 20,000 students across San Marcos and in sections of Vista, Escondido and Carlsbad. The city is also home to Palomar College, University of St. Augustine and California State University San Marcos.

San Marcos is known for having some of the best restaurants in North County; Old California Restaurant Row features a large concentration of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.

The community also boasts an abundance of open space and recreational parks, making it a popular destination for those looking to explore. Double Peak Park is frequented often, boasting panoramic views of northern San Diego County from the highest coastal peak in the county.  On a clear day, one can see the San Bernardino Mountains over Greater Los Angeles to the north, and the skyscrapers of downtown San Diego to the south.

Overview for San Marcos, CA

112,442 people live in San Marcos, where the median age is 36.4 and the average individual income is $37,466.74. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,442

Total Population

36.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$37,466.74

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for San Marcos, CA

San Marcos has 35,814 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Marcos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 112,442 people call San Marcos home. The population density is 2,052.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

112,442

Total Population

High

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

36.4

Median Age

49.95 / 50.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
35,814

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$37,466.74

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Marcos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Marcos. 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
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Richland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
San Marcos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Twin Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
California Pacific Charter- Los Angeles
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
High Technical Elementary North County
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Coastal Consortium Schools
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Teri Inc. The Country School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
High Technical Middle North County
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
High Technical High North County
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Baypoint Preparatory Academy - San Diego
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Pathways Academy Charter Adult Education
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sage Oak Charter School- Keppel
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Pathways Academy Charter - Adult Education
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
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