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Escondido is a city in San Diego County, in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "hidden"
The latitude of Escondido is 33.119N. The longitude is -117.085W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 136,093.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Escondido demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Diego County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Diego area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92078 ZIP code.
12% of Escondido residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Escondido ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Escondido was $18,241, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Escondido residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Escondido, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $693. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,445.
Libraries in Escondido include East Valley Branch Library, Escondido Pioneer Room & Computer Center, Escondido Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Escondido include North County Times
San Diego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Escondido political report.
The average commute time for Escondido workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 50 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Escondido between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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