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Poway flourishes with a family-oriented population of 48,155 and covers 39 square miles with elevations ranging from 450 to 2,250 feet above sea level. Poway is a full-service general-law city governed by a council of five members-at-large serving staggered four-year terms. Poway first gained prominence in the 1800s as an important link in Southern California's stagecoach network. Today, the City of Poway is a thriving, civic-spirited community, located in the coastal foothills of San Diego County. Poway is the 109th city to launch on Strong Cities | Strong State.
Highlights of city of Poway’s profile include the following:
• The City of Poway honors its past and rural character by protecting over 65 percent of total land as open space, nearly 3,000 acres of dedicated public open space, 568 acres of developed parkland featuring community parks and centers, and 82 miles of riding and hiking trails.
• Poway has been popularly dubbed the "City that Volunteers," with more than 500 dedicated volunteers that: serve as ushers at the Poway Performing Arts Center and Old Poway Park; serve as senior patrol officers; serve as docents at the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve; serve as Community Emergency Response Teams; and maintain our trails system.
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