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City of Coronado

  •   State: 
    San Diego County
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    32°40′41″N 117°10′21″W
      Area total: 
    32.50 sq mi (84.17 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.80 sq mi (20.22 km²)
      Area water: 
    24.69 sq mi (63.96 km²)
    16 ft (5 m)
    Incorporated December 11, 1890
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Coronado, San Diego County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,587.06 residents per square mile of area (998.82/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Coronado (Spanish for "Crowned") is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, United States. It was founded in the 1880s and incorporated in 1890. Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census, up from 24,100 at the 2000 census. The explorer Sebastian Vizcaino gave Coronado its name and drew its first map in 1602. Three ships of the U.S. Navy have been named after the city, including USS Coronados. The city has a total area of 32.7 square miles (85 km²) of which 20.5 km² (7.9 mi2) is land. In 1969, the San Diego Bridge was opened, allowing much faster transit between the bay and downtown San Diego via the Silver Strand. The bridge is made up of five lanes, one of which is controlled by a moveable barrier that allows for better traffic during the morning rush hours. In the evening, it is moved to create three lanes to create a lane going south towards Coronados. In 2009, it was moved again to create two lanes, and it is again moved in the evening to create one lane going north towards San Diego. On the southern side of the town is Naval Amphibious Base Coronada, a training center for Navy SEALs and Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC). Both facilities are part of the larger Naval Base Cor onado complex. The "Country Club" area on the northwest side of Coronido, the "Glorietta" area and golf course on the southeast side ofCoronados is a golf course.


Coronado is the primary city name, but also San Diego are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Coronado. The city of Coronado was established on December 11, 1887. It was named after the city's first inhabitants, the Kumeyaay people. The city's name is derived from the word "coronado" which means "home" or "place" in Spanish. The town's name was changed to "Coronada" in 1891. It is now known as "Cronado" after the town's last inhabitants, who left in the 1930s. The last Kumeyas to leave the city were in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the city was re-named "Corto de Coronados" The city is now home to the University of California, San Diego, which was founded in 1883. The university is located in the heart of the city, on the north side of the San Diego peninsula. It has a population of around 2,000 people, and is located on the west coast of the island. It also has a number of smaller communities, such as the town of Puyallup, which is on the east coast. The area was once known as the "Kumeyay" because of the number of people living in the area, and because of its proximity to the ocean. The name "CorONado" means "Kite Town" in English. The word "Corneado" is Spanish for "corneo" which is the name of a small town on the south coast of California.


Coronado is a tied island connected to the mainland by a tombolo known as the Silver Strand. On the southern side of the town is Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, a training center for Navy SEALs and Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen. The city has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. It is located in San Diego Bay, which was once a shallow inlet of water called the Spanish Bight. The development of North Island by the U.S. Navy prior to and during World War II led to the filling of the bight by July 1944, combining the land areas into a single body. In 1969, the San Diegocoronado Bridge was opened, allowing much faster transit between the cities than bay ferries or driving via State Route 75 along the SilverStrand. The bridge is made up of five lanes, one of which is controlled by a moveable barrier that allows for better traffic flow during rush hours. It has a total area of 32.7 square miles (85 km²); 20.5 km² (7.9 mi2) of the city is land and 24.7 sq mi2 (64 km²) is water. The city is home to the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI or "North Island") on Coronados, which is part of the larger Naval Base Cor onado complex. The town has increased in size due to dredge material being dumped on its shoreline and the natural accumulation of sand.


As of the 2000 census, there were 24,100 people, 7,734 households, and 4,934 families residing in the city. In 2010, found that the median home price in Coronado had risen to $1,840,665. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in thecity was $91,748, and the median incomes for a family was $119,205. The median cost of a single-family home within the city's ZIP code of 92118 was $1, 605,000 in 2006. The city has a population of 24,697, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. In the city, 16.0% of the population was under the age of 18, 20.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The racial makeup of the city was 84.40% White, 5.15% African American, 0.66% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0,30% Pacific Islander, 3,14% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. There were 3,354 Hispanic or Latino residents, of any race (13.6%). The city is located in San Diego County, California, and is located on the San Diego-North County border.

Government and politics

Coronado is governed by a city council, presided over by a directly elected mayor. The mayor and councilmembers serve 4-year terms. In 2013, about 47% of voters were registered Republican, 25% Democratic, and 24% nonpartisan. Coronado had long been a Republican stronghold; in 2016, Donald Trump won the city with a plurality of the vote, and Hillary Clinton received the largest share of theVote for a Democratic candidate since at least 1964. In 2020, Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden won Cor onado with 51.50% of the Vote, being the first Democratic presidential nominee to carry the city in decades. The city is located in California's 52nd congressional district, which has a Cook partisan voting index of D+12 and is represented by Democrat Scott Peters. In the California State Legislature, the city is in the 39th Senate District, represented by Democrats Toni Atkins and Chris Ward, and in the 78th Assembly District,represented by Democrats Chris Ward and Mark O'Mara. It is located on the San Diego River, which runs through the northern part of the city. The town has a population of about 4,000 people, with about 1,000 of them living in the resort area. The majority of residents are Hispanic or Latino, and the majority of the population is under the age of 30. The average household income is about $50,000, with the average household size being about $30,000. The highest rate of home ownership is around 10%. The city has a median household income of about $60,000 and the lowest rate of unemployment is around 4%.


In 2008, the Travel Channel rated Coronado Beach as the sixth-best beach in America. The downtown district along Orange Avenue, with its many shops, restaurants and theaters, is also a key part of the local economy. Many of the restaurants are highly rated and provide a wide variety of cuisine choices. The city is home to three major resorts (Hotel del Coronados, Coronardo Island Marriott, and Loews Coronada Bay Resort) and several other hotels and inns. The town of Coronados is home of the University of California, San Diego, which offers a variety of sports and entertainment options. The University of San Diego offers a wide range of sports, including football, basketball, women's and men's sports, and women's gymnastics. It also offers a women's health and fitness center, which provides a range of activities for women and men. The university offers a number of sports programs, such as women's basketball, men's basketball and soccer, as well as a men's swimming and diving program.

Hotel del Coronado

The Hotel del Coronado was built in 1888 and is a National Historic Landmark. It is said to have inspired the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Notable guests include presidents George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft. It served as the setting for a fictitious Florida hotel in the Billy Wilder classic comedy film Some Like it Hot. The Hotel Del is now owned by the Blackstone Group (60%), Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. (34.5%), and KSL Resorts (5.5%). As of 2011, the hotel was valued at roughly $590 million. The hotel is believed to be haunted, with room 3372 being visited by the ghost of Kate Morgan. The city flag is a tricolor of green-white-green, with a crown in the middle. Because of the reported association with Oz, Cor onado is often associated with the color green and is sometimes referred to as "The Emerald City". The colors of Coronados High are green and white; the colors of the city flag are green- white-green and a crown with a green-and-white stripe. The town's main street, Orange Avenue, was rumored to be the inspiration for the yellow brick road in Oz. Other sources say Oz was inspired by the "White City" of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.


Coronado Unified School District includes Coronado High School, Silver Strand Elementary, and Village Elementary. Among the city's private schools are Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School. The city also has a public school-within-a-school, which is located on the campus of Coronados High School. There are also a number of private schools in the city, including Sacred Heart and ChristChurch Day Schools. The town has a population of about 4,000. The average income is about $50,000, and the city has a high school graduation rate of about 80%. The city has one of the highest crime rates in the state. The rate of crime is lower than the national average, at about 10.5 per cent. It is the second-highest rate in the county, after the city of San Diego. It also has the highest poverty rate, at around 10 per cent, after San Diego County. The school district has an average enrollment of about 3,000 students, up from 3,500 in the early 1990s. The district has a low crime rate, with the lowest rate among all U.S. cities. It has the lowest crime rate of any city in the country, at 0.7 per cent; the lowest rates are found in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The highest rate of poverty is found in the San Francisco area, at 1.8 per cent (the city's highest rate is San Francisco). The city's crime rate is the highest in the nation.


According to the city's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top 10 employers in the city are: KPMG, Wachovia, Cigna, McDonald's, UnitedHealth Group, United States Steel, and Xerox. The city's unemployment rate is 3.7 per cent. The unemployment rate in 2012 was 3.8 per cent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in the next three years. The U.N. World Economic Forum is holding a summit in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss the global economic slowdown. The summit will be the first of its kind in the world, and it will be hosted by the United Nations. The event will be held in honor of President Barack Obama, who took office on January 20, 2009. It will also mark the first time the city has hosted a major international economic summit in more than a decade. The conference will take place at the White House, which opened in 2009. The meeting will also take place in the State of the Union, which was founded by former President George H.W. Bush in 1913. The White House will also hold its first international economic forum in 2010. In 2011, the city will host its first global economic summit. It is the first in the United States, and will be followed by a second in 2012. The goal is to have the world's largest economy by the year's end.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Coronado, San Diego County, California = 5.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 75. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 70. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Coronado = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 20,192 individuals with a median age of 33.9 age the population dropped by -1.21% in Coronado, San Diego County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,587.06 residents per square mile of area (998.82/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 7,518 households with an average household income of $83,493 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.80% of the available work force and has dropped -5.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.38%. The number of physicians in Coronado per 100,000 population = 243.9.


The annual rainfall in Coronado = 10.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 42. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 265. 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 48 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Coronado, San Diego County, California which are owned by the occupant = 40.17%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $585,390 and home appreciation of -10.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.35 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,214 per student. There are 20.6 students for each teacher in the school. 4427.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 25.07% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 22.67% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Coronado's population in San Diego County, California of 11,868 residents in 1900 has increased 1,7-fold to 20,192 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 41.15% female residents and 58.85% male residents live in Coronado, San Diego County, California.

    As of 2020 in Coronado, San Diego County, California are married and the remaining 51.55% are single population.

  • 19.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Coronado require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    50.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.52% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.84% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 7.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Coronado, San Diego County, California, 40.17% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.66% are rented apartments, and the remaining 22.17% are vacant.

  • The 42.69% of the population in Coronado, San Diego County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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