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Encinitas is a city in San Diego County, in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "hills of live oaks"

The latitude of Encinitas is 33.036N. The longitude is -117.291W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,340.


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Median household income
Local
$63,954
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Encinitas demographic reports
Encinitas is on the Pacific Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Encinitos
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 150. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Encinitas attractions: Quail Botanical Gardens
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 96

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Encinitas residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Encinitas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Encinitas was $34,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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50% of Encinitas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Encinitas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $917.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,893.


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San Diego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Encinitas political report.

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Encinitas restaurants taking online reservations include Firenze Trattoria, Meritage Restaurant & Bar, Savory ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Encinitas workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Encinitas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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