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San Marcos, California 4 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Year-round climate
-Attractive suburbs


-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


Quick Facts About San Marcos

    The unemployment rate in San Marcos is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Marcos jobs have Increased by 1.04 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Marcos's cost of living is 56.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, San Marcos's population is 83,028 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 43.85 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in San Marcos is $432,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.60 percent.
    San Marcos public schools spend $11,158 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23.5 students per teacher in San Marcos.

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