San Marcos, CA

San Marcos, CA

County: San Diego County

State: California

Country: United States

Latitude: 33.1433723

Longitude: -117.1661449

Time zone: America/Los_Angeles

Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hours

San Marcos is a city in the North County region of San Diego County, California. As of the 2020 census, the city’s population was 94,833. It is the site of California State University San Marcos and Palomar College. The city is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest. Lake San Marcos is an enclave, or county island, within the southwestern part of the city and its sphere of influence but is an unincorporated community.

According to historical legends, the San Luis Rey Mission flocks were robbed by a small band of Native Americans in the late 18th century.

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