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San Diego Population

1,430,258

San Diego is largest city in U.S state of California, located on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. San Diego has earned the name California's beach city, with miles of sandy beaches and major attractions, San Diego is one of the best place of tourist spots and destinations to relax with its great weather. San Diego population in 2020 is estimated as 1,430,258 (1.4 Million), the area is 372.42 sq miles (964.56 sq.km). The San Diego River runs through the middle of San Diego from east to west, creating a river valley divides the city into northern and southern areas. San Diego County is home to over 20 fishable lakes, many of them are excellent fisheries.The San Diego's major sources of economy are tourism, military, trade and research and manufacturing.

YearPopulationChange %
20101,305,970
20111,319,6971.05
20121,337,1491.32
20131,355,9511.41
20141,376,7251.53
20151,388,6740.87
20161,403,8651.09
20171,414,4270.75
20181,425,9760.82
20191,423,851-0.15
2020 *1,430,2580.45 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

San Diego city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearSan Diego Population
1950440,136
1955572,661
1960795,766
1965974,332
19701,166,380
19751,391,774
19801,659,762
19851,953,076
19902,292,569
19952,481,765
20002,648,398
20052,790,952
20102,934,551
20112,964,154
20153,085,582
2020*3,231,242
2025*3,345,438
2035*3,648,640
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 1935 San Diego city Population(UA)

San Diego Size and Population

Total Households in 2014-2018 are 503,463, 2.71 Persons per household, Median household income in 2018 is $75,456, Per capita income in past 12 months $39,066, 13.8% are Persons in poverty. 50.5% are Male and 49.5% are Female, 6.1% are under 5 years, 20% are under 18 years of age, 80% are 18 years and over and 13% are 65 years and over, Sex ratio is 102.0(males per 100 females). The median age is 35.4 years, 719,960 are Male and 706,039 are Female, 86,485 are under 5 years, 285,402 under 18 years, 1,140,597 are 18 years and over, 189,049 are 65 years and over. Total housing units are 554,896.

Citizen Voting age and Population
978,087 are Citizen, 18 and over population, out of these 490,052 are Male and 488,035 are Female, percentage wise 50.1% are Male voters and 49.9% are Female voters.


Languages spoken in San Diego

San Diego population languages spoken at home 784,772 speak only English, 308,066 speak Spanish, 6,503 French (incl. Cajun), 263 Haitian, 3,332 German, 1,483 Greek, 8,341 Russian, 4,279 Italian, 6,490 Portuguese, 1,701 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 342 Polish, 608 Serbo-Croatian, 1,466 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 265 Armenian and 9,901 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

People from India spoke Indian language include 4,464 Punjabi, 4,280 Telugu, 1,021 Tamil, 958 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 6,378 Hindi, 507 Urdu, 925 Gujarati, 2,034 Bengali, 1,991 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages and 2,323 Other Indo-European languages.

People from East Asia languages include 37,341 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 49,095 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 7,021 Japanese, 35,280 Vietnamese, 10,089 Korean, 1,390 Hmong, 2,551 Khmer, 6,793 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 2,280 Other languages of Asia.

7,317 speak Arabic, 1,948 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 2,176 Hebrew, 8,664 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,462 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa,1,381 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, 25 Navajo and 27 speak other Native languages of North America.


Ethnic groups

San Diego population by Race are 64.9% are White Americans, 6.8% are Black Americans, 0.4% are AIAN, 16.9% are Asians. 926,159 are Whites, 96,339 are Black or African American, 5,795 American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%. 240,609 are Asians, out of these 27,415 are Asian Indian, 48,374 are Chinese, 77,653 are Filipinos, 11,160 are Japanese, 41,103 are Vietnamese, 14,023 are Korean and 20,881 are other Asians.

5,422 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, out of these 868 are Native Hawaiian, 3,261 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 480 are Samoan and 813 are other Pacific Islanders.

Out of 429,898 Hispanic/Latino (of any race), 376,118 are Mexicans, 10,094 are Puerto Ricans, 3,332 are Cubans and 40,354 are other Hispanic or Latino.


San Diego History

YearPopulation
191039,578
192074,683
1930147,995
1940203,341
1950333,865
1960573,224
1970696,769
1980875,538
19901,110,549
20001,223,400

Before the existence of European explorers in 1542, The area of San Diego has been inhabited by the Native Americans of Kumeyaay tribe, Indigenous Kumeyaay people had been living in the area for as long as 12,000 years along the sides of San Diego River. The San Diego of California colonization began in 1769 with the arrival of four contingents of Spaniards from New Spain and also the Baja California peninsula in the same year a mission was established and gradually expanded into settlement. In 1821, Mexico achieved independence from Spain, San Diego becomes part of the Mexican province of Alta California. In 1840 the population of San Diego is 140 people. San Diego is a very small town for several decades until 1880 and the population is 2,637, later it grew rapidly after World Wars due to development and the establishment of various military facilities.

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