Crest, California

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Crest is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California. As of the 2010 census the Crest census-designated place (CDP) had a population of 2,593 down from 2,716 at the 2000 census.

The name Crest is the result of the combination of the previously named La Cresta (in the northern part of the community), and Suncrest (in the southern part of the community). Gregory Peck once owned a summer home in the Suncrest area, which was a mountain second home for many La Jolla residents.

Crest was twice devastated by wildfires: first by the Laguna Fire in 1970 then again by the Cedar Fire in 2003.




Crest is located at 32°48'21" North, 116°52'3" West (32.805918, -116.867405)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.5 kmē (6.4 miē). 16.5 kmē (6.4 miē) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.




The 2010 United States Census reported that Crest had a population of 2,593. The population density was 397.0 people per square mile (153.3/kmē). The racial makeup of Crest was 2,329 (89.8%) White, 23 (0.9%) African American, 21 (0.8%) Native American, 38 (1.5%) Asian, 7 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 90 (3.5%) from other races, and 85 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 319 persons (12.3%).

The Census reported that 2,593 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 962 households, out of which 291 (30.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 576 (59.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 93 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 51 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 39 (4.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 7 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 179 households (18.6%) were made up of individuals and 61 (6.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 720 families (74.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.04.

The population was spread out with 496 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 257 people (9.9%) aged 18 to 24, 551 people (21.2%) aged 25 to 44, 964 people (37.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 325 people (12.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

There were 997 housing units at an average density of 152.7 per square mile (58.9/kmē), of which 808 (84.0%) were owner-occupied, and 154 (16.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.9%. 2,181 people (84.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 412 people (15.9%) lived in rental housing units.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,728, and the median income for a family was $60,852. Males had a median income of $50,293 versus $35,610 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,890. About 5.2% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Crest has 2 churches (one Protestant and one Catholic), a library, a California Distquished Elementary School, a taco shop, a pizza deli, and two convenience stores.