Lake San Marcos, California

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Lake San Marcos is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. It is a neighborhood of the city of San Marcos. The population was 4,138 at the 2000 census.



Lake San Marcos is located at 33°7′21″N 117°12′34″W / 33.1225°N 117.20944°W / 33.1225; -117.20944 (33.122562, -117.209411).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²). 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (8.12%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,138 people, 2,269 households, and 1,300 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 882.7/km² (2,283.4/mi²). There were 2,455 housing units at an average density of 523.7/km² (1,354.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.86% White, 0.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.73% of the population.

There were 2,269 households out of which 5.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.29.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 5.9% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 10.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 60.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 71 years. For every 100 females there were 77.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,857, and the median income for a family was $59,496. Males had a median income of $42,250 versus $30,993 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,768. About 2.1% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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