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San Diego city, California; California

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San Diego city, California
California
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $630 $618
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,381,611
39,237,836
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,385,922
39,538,223
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
-0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,386,932 39,538,223
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,307,402 37,253,956
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.3%
15.2%
Female persons, percent
49.5%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.0%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.1%
6.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
17.3%
15.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
Two or More Races, percent
7.8%
4.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
30.1%
40.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.3%
35.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 82,884 1,525,746
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.6% 26.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 14,512,281
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 47.5% 55.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $629,500 $538,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,659 $2,422
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $630 $618
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,770 $1,586
Building permits, 2021 X 119,436
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 511,662 13,103,114
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.69 2.94
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.1% 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 39.5% 43.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 96.2% 94.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 92.2% 88.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.8% 83.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.7% 34.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.7% 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.5%
8.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.9% 63.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.0% 57.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,986,312 133,716,870
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 16,500,620 311,312,156
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,689,865 99,160,737
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 20,732,341 594,861,377
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,704 $15,122
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 24.5 29.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $83,454 $78,672
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $43,090 $38,576
Persons in poverty, percent
11.8%
12.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 981,369
Total employment, 2020 X 15,710,859
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 1,132,425,660
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X 3,458,667
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 34,489 742,139
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,819 435,455
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,912 150,552
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,382 237,419
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 22,317 449,317
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,971 34,619
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 28,798 655,275
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 4,255.9 253.7
Population per square mile, 2010 4,020.4 239.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 325.88 155,858.33
Land area in square miles, 2010 325.19 155,779.22
FIPS Code 0666000 06
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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