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Scripps Ranch is an affluent 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.
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. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association ("SRCA") acts as the de facto Community Town Council, 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. The SRCA also sponsors the community's annual 4th of July Parade, Spring Community Fair, Community Volunteer Recognition Night, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and community clean-up / garage sale days.
According to the San Diego County Assessor's Office's 2008 estimates, there were 32,476 people residing 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.
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