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Welcome to San Marcos ...

The city of San Marcos is located in San Diego County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, San Marcos has a population of 96,198 people<1> (see below for details).

San Marcos was incorporated January 28, 1963.

The community of San Marcos is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for San Marcos: (760) & (442)<3>

The ZIP codes for San Marcos: 92069, 92078-92079, 92096<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Marcos had a population of 83,781 people. This makes San Marcos the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of San Marcos represents 0.22% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 83,781 people, the population of San Marcos increased 52.39% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 54,977 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Marcos had an population of 96,198 people. This is an increase of 14.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 74.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Marcos.

Communities near San Marcos ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from San Marcos and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Carlsbad   [Map]   115,330   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Del Mar   [Map]   4,363   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Encinitas   [Map]   63,184   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Escondido   [Map]   151,969   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hidden Meadows   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lawrence Welk Resort Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named San Marcos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named San Marcos: This one is located in San Diego County and the other is located in Santa Barbara County.

Beyond California, there are 3 communities that are also named San Marcos - they are located in Florida and Texas.

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

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 San Marcos. 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 San Marcos. 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 San Marcos. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

Websites for San Marcos ...

Official Website: www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Marcos ...

Looking for more information about San Marcos? 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 San Marcos, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Marcos.

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Visit our Community Index for California

About San Diego County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Marcos: www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/

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

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).

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<4>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 San Marcos). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Marcos or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for San Marcos includes: 92069, 92078 & 92079.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in San Marcos. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- San Marcos) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Marcos. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Marcos

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Marcos. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1427, Longitude: -117.1632     [Map].

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