About San Marcos

San Marcos, located in San Diego County, is a suburb of the City of San Diego. The 24.39 square mile city includes the 92069, 92078, 92079, 92096 ZIP codes and has an estimated population of 85,022.

The average home value in San Marcos, CA, is $421,700.00, the average household income is $55,713.50 and the average household size is 2.99 persons. California State University, San Marcos, is located in the city, as are Coleman University, Palomar College and the University of St. Augustine.

San Marcos Shopping

San Marcos shopping centers and shopping malls include Creekside Marketplace, Grand Plaza and Nordahl Center. Old California Restaurant Row adds to the shopping and dining landscape with a variety of dining establishments.

Additional shopping options include San Marcos Downtown Creek District, Palomar Station and University Village.

Utility Companies Serving San Marcos

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection

Vallecitos Water District

Time Warner Cable

AT&T Telephone & Television

Cox Communications

San Marcos Business Climate

Top employers in San Marcos include irrigation and landscape supply manufacturer Hunter Industries, UPS, Oncore Manufacturing Services and Wal-Mart. Also included among the city’s top employers are two construction companies: Lusardi Construction, which is headquartered in San Marcos, and PCL Construction.

San Marcos Government

The City of San Marcos was incorporated in 1963. San Marcos is governed by a council-manager system, led by a mayor and four City Council Members, one of which acts as vice mayor. City Council Members are elected at-large, to alternating four-year terms.

Federally, San Marcos is in California's 50th Congressional District. San Marcos is in the 74th Assembly District and the 38th Senate District of the State of California.