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Living In Lake San Marcos, CA

The small town of Lake San Marcos, California is home to approximately 5,000 people. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (28%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 46, are older than most cities in California. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 73% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,735 per month, exceeding the state average, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Lake San Marcos has an average commute time of about 30 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive their car to work, while public transit isn't used much. Few commuters walk to work.

There are three primary industries in Lake San Marcos: manufacturing, education, and retail. Together, these industries make up 17% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of the town's population works in management, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of about $87,000, Lake San Marcos workers earn roughly the same as the average California resident. Lake San Marcos, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Lake San Marcos has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 28% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.


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