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ZIP Code 92078

Primary City:San Marcos, CA (View All Cities)
County: San Diego County
Timezone: Pacific (1:43am)
Area code: 760 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.12, -117.18
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 92078

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 92078. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 92078. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 92078, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
San Marcos, CA

Stats and Demographics for the 92078 ZIP Code

ZIP code 92078 is located in southeast California and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 92078 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 92078 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 42,906
Population Density 2,569 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,034
Median Home Value $369,700
Land Area 16.70 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,990
Median Household Income $54,441

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,7271,5551,3491,3091,2441,3441,4311,7681,5741,2751,131979868713565481493505
Female1,6791,5311,2261,4971,4721,3931,5911,7611,6031,2701,1621,1281,159952781736755899
Total3,4063,0862,5752,8062,7162,7373,0223,5293,1772,5452,2932,1072,0271,6651,3461,2171,2481,404

Gender

 Male 20,311 47%
 Female 22,595 53%
Gender

Race

 White 30,744 71.7%
 Black Or African American 921 2.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 219 0.5%
 Asian 3,669 8.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 109 0.3%
 Other Race 5,066 11.8%
 Two Or More Races 2,178 5.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner911,0612,3321,9101,8031,5371,407766
Renter6401,2731,067737501297282286
Total7312,3343,3992,6472,3041,8341,6891,052

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,500 53%
 Single Guardian 2,224 14%
 Singles 3,959 25%
 Singles With Roommate 1,307 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 10,501 66%
 Households with Kids 5,489 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male319358376365356323293294289297307264252229233210217320329283
Female346338368357332336309269285260233261258214252229183393440372
Total665696744722688659602563574557540525510443485439400713769655

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 92078 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 92078 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1980s. Looking at 92078 real estate data, the median home value of $369,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 92078 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 92078 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 92078 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 42,144 98.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 110 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 617 1.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 35 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,984 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,923 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,083 30%
 Households Vacant 1,044 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 341 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1%
 For Sale Only 270 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 48 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 159 15%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 211 20%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 71 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,006 17%
 2 Bedroom 2,606 45%
 3+ Bedroom 2,116 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $54,441 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 92078 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 92078 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,174 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,040 20%
 No Earnings 15,266 44%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,174 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,040 20%
 No Earnings 15,266 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,582 91.1%
 Public transportation 203 1.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 39 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 242 1.4%
 Worked at Home 1,032 6.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,477 11%
 High School Graduate 4,724 35%
 Associate's degree 1,993 15%
 Bachelor's degree 3,853 29%
 Master's degree 1,010 8%
 Professional school degree 164 1%
 Doctorate degree 174 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,830 78.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,081 12.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 818 9.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 92078

ZIP Code 92078 is in the Sbc - High Tech High School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 92078.

High Tech High Elementary North County
1460 West San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Sbc - High Tech High School District
Pivot Charter School - San Diego
1030 La Bonita Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mountain Empire Unf School District
Bayshore Preparatory Charter
1175 Linda Vista Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: San Marcos Unf School District
High Tech Middle North County
1460 West San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Sbc - High Tech High School District
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary
3697 La Mirada Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: San Marcos Unf School District
Discovery Elementary
730 Applewilde Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: San Marcos Unf School District
San Elijo Middle School
1600 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: San Marcos Unf School District
San Elijo Elementary
1615 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: San Marcos Unf School District
High Tech High North County
1420 San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sbc - High Tech High School District
San Marcos High School
1615 San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: San Marcos Unf School District
Valley Christian School
1350 Discovery St
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Joseph Academy
500 Las Flores Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
1655 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd # 101
San Marcos, CA 92078
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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