Scripps Ranch, San Diego

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Scripps Ranch, San Diego
Scripps Ranch
A neighborhood sign on Scripps Ranch Blvd.
A neighborhood sign on Scripps Ranch Blvd.
Scripps Ranch, San Diego is located in Northwestern San Diego
Scripps Ranch, San Diego
Scripps Ranch, San Diego
Location within Northwestern San Diego
Coordinates: 32°54′08″N 117°05′59″W / 32.9022691°N 117.0997546°W / 32.9022691; -117.0997546
Country United States of America
State California
County San Diego
City San Diego

Scripps Ranch is a community of San Diego, California in the northeastern part of that city. Its ZIP code is 92131. It is located east of Interstate 15, north of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and south of Poway.

Scripps Ranch is a coastal/inland bedroom community within the City of San Diego. Miramar Reservoir is located within Scripps Ranch and offers recreational boating and fishing. A feature of Scripps Ranch is its landscaping, which includes many mature eucalyptus trees that are most apparent along Pomerado Road.


Scripps Ranch was originally a 400-acre (1.6 km²) ranch owned by newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps. He later expanded it to 1,200 acres (4.9 km2).

In October 2003, a section of south Scripps Ranch was devastated by the Cedar Fire, destroying over 300 homes.[1]

Two elected planning groups (the Scripps Ranch Planning Group and the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee), advise the city on local planning and land-use issues.[2] The Scripps Ranch Civic Association ("SRCA") acts as the de facto Community Town Council[citation needed], meeting monthly and advising the city on all quality of life issues. The SRCA also acts as the eyes and ears of the community, publishing a 70-80 page community newsletter every month, which is hand-delivered to approximately 12,000 households by hundreds of volunteers.[citation needed]


According to the San Diego County Assessor's Office's 2008 estimates,[3] there were 32,476 people living in the neighborhood, an increase of 15.9% from 2000. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 71% White, 15% Asian and Pacific Islander, 7.8% Hispanic, 3.7% from other races, 2.4% African American, and .01% American Indian.

The neighborhood is diverse in age, with 27% under 18 and 8% over 65. The median age was 39.5. There were an average of 2.78 persons per household. The median household income was $144,438; 9% of the 11,661 households made $200,000 or more, while 46% made $100,000 or more and 7% made $29,999 or less.[4]


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The community is served by the San Diego City Schools.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Dingeman Elementary School[5]
  • E.B. Scripps Elementary School[6]
  • Innovations Academy (K-8 public charter school)[7]
  • Jerabek Elementary School
  • Miramar Ranch Elementary School[8]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School[9]

High schools[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]


  • Scripps Ranch Civic Association Newsletter[13]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived August 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Scripps Miramar Ranch | Planning Division". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  3. ^ "SANDAG Profile Warehouse". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  4. ^ "92131 Zip Code (San Diego, California) Profile". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  5. ^ "Dingeman Family Faculty Connection". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  6. ^ "Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary / Overview". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  7. ^ "a project based learning charter school focused on inquiry". Innovations Academy. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  8. ^ "Miramar Ranch Elementary - Home". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  9. ^ "Thurgood Marshall Middle School". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  10. ^ "Scripps Ranch Senior High". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  11. ^ "Alliant International University; California Graduate, Undergraduate Schools; Degrees". Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  12. ^ "John Paul the Great Catholic University". 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  13. ^ [2] Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine