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

The community name derives from Spanish for "hidden"

The latitude of Escondido is 33.119N. The longitude is -117.085W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 136,093.


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Median household income
Local
$42,567
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Escondido demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 591. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Free Willy 2"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Escondido attractions: San Diego Wild Animal Park
Historic sites and museums: San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Lawrence Welk Theater/Museum, Museum California Center for the Arts
Colleges and universities: Eldorado College, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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12% of Escondido residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Escondido ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Escondido was $18,241, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Escondido residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Escondido, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $693.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,445.


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Libraries in Escondido include East Valley Branch Library, Escondido Pioneer Room & Computer Center, Escondido Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Escondido include North County Times

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

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

A total of 50 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Escondido between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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