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San Diego city, California

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San Diego city, California
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,423,851
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,423,851
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,301,929
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,307,402
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 89,265
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 26.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 46.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $569,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,485
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $588
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,611
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 503,463
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 40.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 94.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 89.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 45.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,590,832
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,420,617
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,666,981
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,027,059
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,869,321
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,352
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $75,456
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,066
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 135,754
Men-owned firms, 2012 72,727
Women-owned firms, 2012 47,942
Minority-owned firms, 2012 50,762
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 78,889
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 10,344
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 118,787
Population per square mile, 2010 4,020.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 325.19
FIPS Code 0666000
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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