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Overview

Introduction to Poway, California

Poway, California, in San Diego county, is 9 miles NW of Santee, California (center to center) and 18 miles NE of San Diego, California. The vast Poway Business Park is home to a large number of companies and includes the headquarters of Geico Direct Insurance, Toppan Optical Products and Sysco Foods. Light industrial, manufacturing and distribution are some of the primary industries for employment. The town is regarded as a suburb for San Diego.

Poway is known as "The City in the Country" and includes a large amount of dedicated open space. It's regarded as an upper-middle class community. 

Poway History

The Diegueno and Luiseno Indians were the original inhabitants. In 1859 the first non-native settler, Philip Crosthwaite, constructed an adobe home and established a ranch. During the 1880s the population grew significantly. The valley was filled with prosperous farms, orchards, dairies and vineyards. The area was known for producing excellent peaches.

Poway experienced substantial population growth beginning in the late 1950s. Lake Poway was constructed in 1971 to provide the farmers with a source of dependable water. However, the reliable water source attracted a large number people and the city became a residential area with numerous businesses and shopping centers. Farming was no longer a major factor for the municipality. In 1980 the city was incorporated.

Poway Attractions

  • Train Song Festival.
  • Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Goodan Ranch.
  • Kumeyaay-lpai Interpretive Center.
  • Old Poway Park.
  • Poway Historical Society Museum.

Poway Activities

The Blue Sky Nature Preserve is a notable location. Lake Poway is popular for a variety of outdoor activities and features trails for hiking, bicycle riding and horseback riding. The city includes numerous trails and a large number of parks for recreational activities.

Poway has a large number of annual community events. Residents enjoy the entertainment and professional sports teams in nearby San Diego. Ramona, Sumac, Fisherman's and Warren Canyon trails are enjoyed by hikers. The Clyde E. Rexrode Wilderness Area is a popular destination.

Poway Transportation

The city is served by the nearby San Diego International Airport. The Metropolitan Transit System offers transportation.

Poway Higher Education

The city is served by the nearby Palomar Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,874
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+23,377
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.4%
Median Earnings25+$51,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,528

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,008
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone15%
Median Gross Rent$1,487
Median House Value$620,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.8%
German16.5%
Irish11.2%
English10.1%
Italian6.9%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish2.8%
Norwegian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish1.7%
Arab1.6%
Russian1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Iraqi0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.3%
US/American0.3%
Czech0.3%
African0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Croatian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Poway Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92064
P.O. Box Zip Codes92074
Phone Area Codes858, 619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.97
Approximate Longitude-117.02

Poway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationRAMONA FIRE DEPT
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 67 F
Apr Temp43 to 73 F
Jul Temp56 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 81 F
Annual Precip16.4 inches
StationSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationEL CAJON
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Del Mar4,338$165,048
El Cajon103,314$55,367
Escondido150,783$64,045
La Mesa59,479$75,842
Santee57,376$91,430
Solana Beach13,362$121,517

Poway Hospitals

Pomerado Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
15615 Pomerado Road

Poway Public Schools

Abraxas Continuation High
12450 Glenoak Rd.
ZIP: 92064
High
Total Enrollment 228
Chaparral Elementary
17250 Tannin Dr.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Garden Road Elementary
14614 Garden Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Meadowbrook Middle
12320 Meadowbrook Ln.
ZIP: 92064
Middle
Total Enrollment 1343
Midland Elementary
13910 Midland Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Painted Rock Elementary
16711 Martincoit Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Pomerado Elementary
12321 Ninth St.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Poway High
15500 Espola Rd.
ZIP: 92064
High
Total Enrollment 2252
Tierra Bonita Elementary
14678 Tierra Bonita Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Twin Peaks Middle
14640 Tierra Bonita Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Middle
Total Enrollment 1192
Valley Elementary
13000 Bowron Rd.
ZIP: 92064
Primary
Total Enrollment 736

Poway Private Schools

Childrens Preschool Learning Center
13168 Poway Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Cornerstone Christian Montessori School
12310 9th St
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Discovery Isle
14521 Ted Williams Pkwy
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
11740 Creek Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Growing Place Montessori Preschool
13242 Pomerado Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Montessori Child Development Center
14911 Espola Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
New Bridge School
12285 Oak Knoll Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Oak Knoll Montessori
15010 Pomerado Rd
ZIP: 92064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Michael School
15542 Pomerado Rd
ZIP: 92064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 564
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