San Marcos, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 18,902 housing units in San Marcos. This represents a 30.6% growth from 14,476 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 18,404 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 498 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Marcos is about 66.2%. San Marcos's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.8%. Average household size is 3.03 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Marcos were built after 1981.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.40%
One Bedroom13.90%
Two Bedrooms34.90%
Three Bedrooms27.30%
Four Bedrooms18.90%
Five Bedrooms or more2.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.77
Median year structure was built1980
Median Value of occupied units$206,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$297,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.54
Median year structure was built1982
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$787

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.60%
Second Mortgage15.20%
Home Equity Loan10%
Simple Mortgage63.40%
Debt Free10.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs24.9%