La Jolla

Known as “The Jewel” of San Diego, La Jolla is the hub of San Diego’s finest beaches, decadent dining, and upscale boutiques. Ideally situated on a seven-mile stretch along the coast, La Jolla is consistently voted one of the top beach destinations in the world, with multiple scenic locations such as La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, and Windansea. Here, locals and visitors can enjoy a number of recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and even seal and whale watching!

Overview for La Jolla, CA

37,474 people live in La Jolla, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $86,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

45 years

Median Age

High

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

$86,671

Average individual Income

 

Known as “The Jewel” of San Diego, La Jolla is the hub of San Diego’s finest beaches, decadent dining, and upscale boutiques. Ideally situated on a seven-mile stretch along the coast, La Jolla is consistently voted one of the top beach destinations in the world, with multiple scenic locations such as La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, and Windansea. Here, locals and visitors can enjoy a number of recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and even seal and whale watching!

 

Another popular attraction is Downtown La Jolla, which includes upscale shopping and dining districts such as Prospect Street and Girard Avenue. The pedestrian-friendly area also boasts several art galleries and luxury hotels.

 

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, as well as The Lodge at Torrey Pines, where the scenic cliff area offers well-groomed hiking trails with spectacular views and world-class golf. At Torrey Pines Gliderport, you can soar out over the beach cliffs on a hang glider or just relax and watch the action above.

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Demographics and Employment Data for La Jolla, CA

La Jolla has 16,299 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Jolla do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,474 people call La Jolla home. The population density is 7,114.893 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

High

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

45

Median Age

50.95 / 49.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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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
16,299

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$86,671

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in La Jolla, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Jolla. 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
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Jolla Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
La Jolla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
The Gillispie School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stella Maris Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
All Hallows Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
San Diego French American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around La Jolla, CA

There's plenty to do around La Jolla, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

70
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pallet to Palate, Milestone Running - Pacific Beach, and Zach's Scuba Shack.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.96 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.9 miles 53 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.96 miles 80 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.92 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

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