Escondido, CA

Escondido, CA

County: San Diego County

State: California

Country: United States

Latitude: 33.119045

Longitude: -117.086671

Time zone: America/Los_Angeles

Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hours

Escondido is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. Located in the North County region, it was incorporated in 1888, and is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. It has a population of 151,038 as of the 2020 census.

The Escondido area was first settled by the Luiseño, who established campsites and villages along the creek running through the area. They named the place Mixéelum Pompáwvo or “Mehel-om-pom-pavo.” The Luiseno also had another village north of Mixéelum Pompáwvo called Panakare. Most of the villages and campsites today have been destroyed by development and agriculture.

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