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Welcome to Escondido ...

The city of Escondido is located in San Diego County<1>.

When the people of Escondido refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Escondidan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Escondido has a population of 150,394 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Escondido, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated October 8, 1888.

Escondido is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Escondido lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Escondido: (760) and (442)<5>

The ZIP codes for Escondido: 92025-92027, 92029-92030, 92033, 92046<6>

Websites for Escondido ...

Official Website: www.ci.escondido.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Escondido had an population of 150,394 people. This is an increase of 4.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Escondido had a population of 143,911 people. This makes Escondido the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Escondido represents 0.39% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 143,911 people, the population of Escondido increased 7.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 133,559 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Escondido.

Adding Escondido to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Escondido in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Escondido was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Escondido on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Escondido ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Escondido - it's located in New Mexico.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Escondido.

Communities near Escondido ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Escondido.

  • Oceanside [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceanside
    • Oceanside [San Diego County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Escondido
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174,648 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceanside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceanside<8>
  • Carlsbad [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Escondido
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlsbad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad<8>
  • Vista [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
    • Vista [San Diego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Escondido
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 100,636 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vista<8>
  • Encinitas [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encinitas
    • Encinitas [San Diego County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Escondido
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,671 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encinitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encinitas<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poway [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poway
      • Poway [San Diego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Escondido
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poway<8>
    • Solana Beach [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solana Beach
      • Solana Beach [San Diego County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Escondido
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solana Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solana Beach<8>
    • Del Mar [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Mar
      • Del Mar [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Escondido
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Mar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Del Mar<8>
    • San Marcos [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Marcos
      • San Marcos [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Escondido
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Marcos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Marcos<8>
    • Rancho Bernardo [San Diego County]
    • Hidden Meadows [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Meadows
      • Hidden Meadows [San Diego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Escondido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Meadows

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Escondido. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Escondido.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Escondido. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Escondido.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Escondido. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Escondido.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Escondido ...

Looking for more information about Escondido? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Escondido, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Escondido.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Escondido: www.ci.escondido.ca.us/

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Diego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Escondido refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Escondido may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Escondido.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Escondido - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Escondido). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Escondido or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Escondido includes: 92025, 92026, 92029, 92033 & 92046.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Escondido) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Escondido. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EscondidoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Escondido. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1201, Longitude: -117.0873    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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