Named for the gospel writer Saint Mark, the city of San Marcos lies in northwestern San Diego County. To the west of San Marcos along California Highway 78 are the cities of Vista and Carlsbad; to the east is the city of Escondido. Its population, including some surrounding areas, is approximately 60,000, according to the 2000 census figures for the San Marcos ZIP codes, 92069 and 92078.
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Official home page for the city. Lists government departments, building and planning forms and permits, schools, and job openings.