Valley Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The population was 9,277 at the 2010 census, up from 7,323 at the 2000 census.


Valley Center is located at 33°14′26″N 117°00′51″W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 27.4 square miles (71 km2), all land.

Valley Center is home to the Hellhole Canyon Preserve which is a 1,907 acre preserve that offers 13.5 miles of moderate to advanced trail opportunities.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Valley Center has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.



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