Escondido, California

city in San Diego County's North County, United States
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Escondido (/ˌɛskənˈdd/ ES-kən-DEE-doh) is a city located in San Diego County's North County region, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Downtown San Diego, California. Created in 1888, it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County.[1] The city had a population of 143,911 in the 2010 census.[2]


  1. Fetzer, Leland (2005). San Diego County Place Names A to Z. San Diego: Sunbelt Publications Inc. pp. 44–45. ISBN 978-0-932653-73-4.
  2. "Escondido (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015.