A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
San Marcos, California
Welcome to San Marcos ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, San Marcos has a population of 96,664 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of San Marcos, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 28, 1963.
San Marcos is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: San Marcos lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for San Marcos: (760) and (442)<4>
The ZIP codes for San Marcos: 92069, 92078-92079, 92096<5>
Websites for San Marcos ...
Official Website: www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Marcos had an population of 96,664 people. This is an increase of 15.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 75.83% since the 2000 Census).
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 total 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 (which had a count of 54,977 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for San Marcos.
Adding San Marcos to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of San Marcos in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of San Marcos elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for San Marcos on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near San Marcos ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Marcos.
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 San Marcos. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Marcos.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around San Marcos.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Marcos. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Marcos.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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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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: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Jan 2021