Poway is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. The unincorporated community became a city on December 1, 1980. Poway’s rural roots gave rise to its slogan “The City in the Country”. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 47,811. Poway is north of the city of San Diego and south of the city of Escondido.
Nearby communities include Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Peñasquitos, and Ramona to the east. Poway is considered part of San Diego’s North County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.3 square miles (102 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.25%) is water.