San Marcos, CA
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Living in San Marcos


San Marcos is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 94,833 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, San Marcos is the 80th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Marcos are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, San Marcos isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Marcos are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Marcos is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Marcos who work in management occupations (12.54%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and sales jobs (10.19%).

Also of interest is that San Marcos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of San Marcos citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.52% of adults in San Marcos have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Marcos in 2018 was $35,232, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,928 for a family of four. However, San Marcos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Marcos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Marcos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Marcos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Marcos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Marcos include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, San Marcos has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.59%).

The most common language spoken in San Marcos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.