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San Diego city, California; San Diego County, California; California; United States

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San Diego city, California
San Diego County, California
California
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,425,976 3,343,364 39,557,045 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,425,976 3,343,364 39,557,045 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,301,949 3,095,349 37,254,523 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.5% 8.0% 6.2% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,307,402 3,095,313 37,253,956 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
6.2%
6.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.5%
21.6%
22.7%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.0%
14.0%
14.3%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
49.7%
49.7%
50.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.7%
75.5%
72.1%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.4%
5.5%
6.5%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.3%
1.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
16.8%
12.6%
15.3%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.5%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
5.1%
4.5%
3.9%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
30.0%
34.0%
39.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
43.1%
45.2%
36.8%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 90,552 225,694 1,661,433 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 26.4% 23.6% 27.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 1,224,375 14,277,157 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 46.8% 53.0% 54.5% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $523,600 $484,900 $443,400 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,377 $2,391 $2,206 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $558 $565 $542 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,503 $1,467 $1,358 $982
Building permits, 2018 X 9,834 113,502 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 497,189 1,111,739 12,888,128 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.72 2.87 2.96 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 82.5% 84.3% 86.2% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 40.6% 37.7% 44.0% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 93.5% 92.7% 90.2% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 87.8% 86.9% 82.6% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.9% 86.7% 82.5% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 44.4% 37.4% 32.6% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 5.7% 6.1% 6.9% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.6%
8.4%
8.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.0% 62.7% 63.0% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.4% 57.7% 57.1% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,590,832 10,403,824 90,830,372 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,420,617 21,337,795 248,953,592 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,666,981 33,320,461 512,303,164 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,027,059 35,937,366 666,652,186 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,869,321 39,786,069 481,800,461 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,352 $12,523 $12,665 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.0 25.7 28.8 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $71,535 $70,588 $67,169 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $37,112 $34,350 $33,128 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
14.5%
11.9%
12.8%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 83,146 922,4771 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 X 1,248,369 14,600,3491 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 69,457,872 886,643,9231 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X 0.7% 1.9%1 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 285,707 3,374,050 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 135,754 293,426 3,548,449 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 72,727 154,416 1,852,580 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 47,942 105,329 1,320,085 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 50,762 106,472 1,619,857 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 78,889 175,754 1,819,107 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 10,344 25,354 252,377 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 118,787 255,209 3,176,341 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4,020.4 735.8 239.1 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 325.19 4,206.63 155,779.22 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 0666000 06073 06 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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