Escondido is a city in San Diego County’s North County region, 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 15 miles from the ocean. It occupies a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills, and it’s home to a population of 151,038 as of the 2020 census.
The city was incorporated in 1888, making it one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The city was named after Escondido Creek, which flows through it. The Spanish word “escondido” means “hidden,” which may refer to the city’s location among hills or its history of being difficult to find on maps.
The area was first settled by the Luiseño people, who established campsites and villages along Escondido Creek. They called the place Mixéelum Pompáwvo or “Mehel-om-pom-pavo.” The Luiseno also had another village north of Mixéelum Pompáwvo called Panakare. The Kumeyaay migrated from areas near the Colorado River, settling both in the San Pasqual Valley and near San Dieguito River in southwestern and western portions of what is now Escondido.
It was the third largest city in the county before being surpassed by Carlsbad and Oceanside. The city is known for its diverse climate and geography, with a population of about 200,000 people.
Today, the city is growing at a rapid rate. The city proper is surrounded by several sparsely populated unincorporated communities. These include Jesmond Dene and Hidden Meadows to the north; Felicita Park to the southwest; and Rincon Del Diablo to the southeast.
Escondido residents work in a range of industries. Out of the approximately 64,000 employed civilian residents over the age of 16, 15% work in educational, health care, and social services; 13% in retail trade; 13% in construction; 12% in professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services; 11% in arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services; 11% in manufacturing; and 11% in other services. The city also offers many leisure activities including its large parks system, and many downtown restaurants, cafes, libraries, art galleries, and more!
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Escondido Fun Facts: Escondido, California is located in San Diego’s North County and is approximately 40 miles from the Mexican border. Escondido was officially incorporated in 1888 and is one of San Diego’s county’s oldest cities. Escondido is currently home to approximately 150,000 people. The area was first settled by the native Luiseño, who established campsites and villages along the creek running through the area. Spain controlled most of the area in the 18th century and up until the early 19th century. Escondido is famous for being the site of the Battle of San Pasqual during the Mexican-American War, in 1846.
Escondido has many ranch-style homes that are built on concrete slabs, and is susceptible to certain plumbing issues. When plumbing pipes burst or crack beneath the slab in Escondido, it is known as a slab leak. Slab leaks are common to the area.