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The population of Encinitas is approximately 58,014 (2000), 59518 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 23,577 (2000), 24082 (2010).

The amount of land area in Encinitas is 46.486 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Encinitas is 19.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.397 sq kilometers.
The distance from Encinitas to Washington DC is 2382 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 448 miles. (as the crow flies)
Encinitas is positioned 33.04 degrees north of the equator and 117.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Encinitas elevation is 92 feet above sea level.
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Encinitas location: 25 miles north of San Diego. Nearby communities include Cardiff-by-the-Sea, New and Old Encinitas, Leucadia and Olivenhain. It is located on the Pacific coast with six miles of shoreline.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Encinitas is very comfortable. The low is rarely below 40 and the high above 85
Encinitas average annual rainfall is 9-11 inches per year
Encinitas average temperature is 72 degrees F.
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Encinitas history:

Gaspar de Portola, the governor of Baja California in 1669, brought an expedition through this area to create presidios. When he passed through this area, he named it for the oak trees in the hills, Encina Canada (Hills of Live Oaks). When Mexico took over the area from Spain during the 1800's, many land grants were given to ranchers to settle the area under Mexican rule. Jabez Pitcher came here in 1881 and is generally known as the founder of Encinitas. He filed his land claim for 160 acres where the civic center is now located. More history information may be found on the history website below.

Encinitas was incorporated in on 1 October 1986. With the incorporation, the former communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia were all combined to create the new city of Encinitas. Here is a history page for Encinitas.
The incorporation date of Encinitas: October 1, 1986

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Encinitas attractions:

Quail Botanical Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 760-436-3036 the only botanical garden in San Diego County
Many plant collections are in this garden. A highlight is a 60 foot waterfall in a rain forest.

Beaches and Parks in the area

The sign entering this small town on old Hwy 101 says: "ENCINITAS, Flower Capital of the World".
Encinitas has flower festivals and many flower fields for the public to enjoy. Many flowers today come from other countries and Encinitas has helped to keep the flower tradition alive in California. The local Ecke family has been involved in flower growing here for many decades.

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