About Escondido

Located in the northern part of San Diego County, Escondido has an estimated population of 173,176, and average household size of just over 3 persons, and an average household income of $49,231.75.

The 37 square mile city encompasses the 92025, 92026, 92027, 92029, 92030, 92033 and 92046 ZIP codes. Escondido is comprised of incorporated areas and unincorporated neighborhoods, which have seen a growth in population in recent years.

Escondido Shopping

There are 27 shopping centers in Escondido, from high end shopping experiences to outlet malls and big box retailers. The city also has a certified farmers market, the Escondido Antique Mall, the Escondido Promenade and Downtown's Grand Avenue that is populated with local shops and restaurants.

Utility Companies Serving Escondido

The City of Escondido Water Utilities (serves incorporated areas of Escondido)

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (serves unincorporated areas of Escondido)

Utilities Wastewater Division

San Diego Gas & Electric




Time Warner Cable


Escondido Business Climate

Top employers in the City of Escondido include those from the healthcare, civil service, education, and retail sectors.

These businesses and organizations include Palomar Medical Center, City of Escondido, Escondido Union School District and Union High School District, North County Transit District, Palomar College, Nordstrom and Home Depot. In 2006, Stone Brewing Company relocated its headquarters to Escondido.

Escondido Government

Established in 1888, Escondido is governed by a mayor, a four member City Council and a city treasurer, all of whom are elected at large for four year terms. Escondido is in the 38th Senate District and the 74th and 75th Assembly District.