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Welcome to Poway ...

The city of Poway is located in San Diego County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Poway has a population of 50,077 people<1> (see below for details).

Poway was incorporated December 1, 1980.

The community of Poway is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Poway: (858)

The ZIP codes for Poway: 92064, 92074<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poway had a population of 47,811 people. This makes Poway the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Poway represents 0.13% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 47,811 people, the population of Poway has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 48,044 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Poway had an population of 50,077 people. This is an increase of 4.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.23% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Poway ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Poway and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Del Mar   [Map]   4,365   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
El Cajon   [Map]   103,768   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Encinitas   [Map]   63,131   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Escondido   [Map]   151,613   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Mesa   [Map]   59,948   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lemon Grove   [Map]   26,860   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Poway.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Poway. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poway. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poway. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Poway:

Websites for Poway ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poway ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Poway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Poway.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Poway. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poway.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Poway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Poway. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poway) 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 Poway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9676, Longitude: -117.0362     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Poway.