Cardiff, Encinitas
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Cardiff

Situated between San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach, spans from the river mouth to Swami’s Point. During low tide, the reef is exposed, showcasing beautiful tide pools and a diverse range of plant and sea life. The San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve can also be found in Cardiff, occupying an area of 1,000 acres with wetlands and paths ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, dog walking, running, and nature photography. The lagoon connects with Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Rancho Santa Fe. Surf enthusiasts frequent Cardiff Reef, a popular surf spot offering waves suitable for beginners and professionals alike.
 
Swami's Beach and the adjacent park provide shade and an excellent view of the surfers. Despite its smaller size, Cardiff is a charming North County San Diego community, nestled within Encinitas. It offers an unmatched coastal living experience with world-renowned surf spots, numerous outdoor activities, diverse shopping and dining options, and stunning homes. Seaside Market draws visitors from all over the county. Cardiff embodies the essence of San Diego living, providing residents with convenient beach access, a distinctive coastal lifestyle, outstanding public schools, and a wide selection of luxury homes to accommodate various adventures and retreats.

Overview for Cardiff, CA

13,620 people live in Cardiff, where the median age is 46.4 and the average individual income is $62,817.04. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,620

Total Population

46.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,817.04

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Cardiff, CA

Cardiff has 5,258 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cardiff do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,620 people call Cardiff home. The population density is 4,158.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,620

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.4

Median Age

52.12 / 47.88%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,258

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$62,817.04

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cardiff, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cardiff. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available

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