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San Diego Population

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 2021 is estimated as 1.39 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.

Below is the San Diego, California population by year:
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
20201,386,932-2.59
2021 *1,394,2350.51
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

San Diego city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

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 2035 San Diego city Population(UA)


San Diego Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, San Diego population in 2020 is estimated as 1,386,932, eighth largest city by rank in USA, 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.


San Diego Language demographics

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.


San Diego Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of San Diego by age is 1,423,852, out of these 717,749 are male, 706,103 are female, The sex ratio of San Diego is 102. The median age of the San Diego population is 35.4, San Diego population by age are, under 18 years is 280,583, 16 years and over is 1,174,438, 18 years and over is 1,143,269, 21 years and over is 1,079,604, 65 years and over is 234344. 50.4% are male, 49.6% are female, 19.7% are under 18 years old, 82.5% are 16 years and over, 80.3% are 18 years and over, 75.8% are 21 years and over, 13.4% are 65 years and over. There are total 556,735 housing units, The voting population of San Diego are 1,002,022, out of these 505,022 are male voters, 497,000 are female voters, 50.4% are male,49.6% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -580,8305.7%
5 - 974,5585.2%
10 - 1479,3445.6%
15 - 1987,8276.2%
20 - 24111,3447.8%
25 - 34268,57718.9%
35 - 44204,33214.4%
45 - 54170,80012.0%
55 - 5978,7385.5%
60 - 6476,3825.4%
65 - 74112,6477.9%
75 - 8456,6954.0%
85 and over21,7781.5%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


San Diego Population by Race

According to 2019 population of San Diego by race are:

White Population

White population in San Diego, California are 931,529, percentage wise they are 65.4 percent.

Black Population

Black population in San Diego, California are 87,265, Percentage wise they are 6.1 percent of people. African American refers to black population in San Diego, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in San Diego are 242,168 17.0 percent in total population, out of these 31,232 are Asian Indians, 47,829 are Chinese, 79,220 are Filipinos, 8,301 are Japanese, 14,944 are Korean, 36,717 are Vietnamese and 23,925 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in San Diego, California are 431,477. Percentage wise they are 30.3, out of these 378,302 are Mexican people, 10,920 are Puerto Ricans, 3,676 are Cubans, and 38,579 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race1,423,852Percent
White931,52965.4%
Black or African American87,2656.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,3090.5%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population242,16817.0%
Asian Indian31,2322.2%
Chinese47,8293.4%
Filipino79,2205.6%
Japanese8,3010.6%
Korean14,9441.0%
Vietnamese36,7172.6%
Other Asian Population23,925
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,7180.5%
Native Hawaiian1,7470.1%
Guamanian or Chamorro2,9440.2%
Hispanic or Latino431,47730.3%
Mexican378,30226.6%
Puerto Rican10,9200.8%
Cuban3,6760.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino38,579
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total San Diego native population is 1,065,415, out of these 673,261 born in the California state and 365,705 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 358,437, out of these 206,788 are Naturalised US citizen, 21,444 are in Europe, 108,348 in Asia, 10,565 in Africa, 61,746 in Latin America and 3,336 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in San Diego are 151,649, out of these 10,765 are from Europe, 57,783 are from Asia, 5,090 from Africa, 75,648 are from Latin America and 1,827 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native1,065,415
Born in state of residence673,261
Born in other state in the United States365,705
Northeast88,652
Midwest0
South101,771
West75,262
Born outside the United States26,449
Puerto Rico1,734
U.S. Island Areas3,400
Born abroad of American parent(s)21,315
Foreign born
Born outside of United States358,437
Naturalized U.S. citizen206,788
Europe21,444
Asia108,348
Africa10,565
Oceania1,349
Latin America61,746
Northern America3,336
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen151,649
Europe10,765
Asia57,783
Africa5,090
Oceania536
Latin America75,648
Northern America1,827
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


San Diego Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in San Diego, California are 556,735, Occupied housing units are 512,530, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 92, 42.77% of houses are owner occupied and 49.29% of houses are renter occupied in San Diego. There are 44.03 percent of one-unit detached, 10.13 percent of one-units attached, 1.83 percent of two-unit houses, 5.07 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.07 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 31.00 percent are available with one vehicle, 36.59 percent are available with two vehicles, 18.55 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 5.92 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units556,735
Occupied housing units512,530
Occupied housing units percent92
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached245,136
1-unit attached56,408
2 units10,197
3 or 4 units28,220
Mobile home5,944
Boat, RV, van, etc.251
Owner-occupied238,126
Renter-occupied274,404
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

San Diego Housing Market

The median value of housing in San Diego, California is $658,400, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.58 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.26 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 0.35 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 0.21 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 1.48 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 9.47 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 22.14 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 8.29 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0003,207
$50,000 to $99,9991,430
$100,000 to $149,9991,931
$150,000 to $199,9991,193
$200,000 to $299,9998,229
$300,000 to $499,99952,705
$500,000 to $999,999123,275
$1,000,000 or more46,156
Median (dollars)658,400
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

San Diego Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,696, 0.08 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 0.82 percent pay between $500 to $999, 2.47 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 4.24 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 5.70 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 4.32 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 12.52 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $625, 0.93 percent of homes pay less than $250, 2.02 percent pays between $250 to $399, 2.99 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.11 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.33 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 3.12 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500435
$500 to $9994,584
$1,000 to $1,49913,772
$1,500 to $1,99923,624
$2,000 to $2,49931,719
$2,500 to $2,99924,060
$3,000 or more69,676
Median (dollars)2,696
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2505,154
$250 to $39911,239
$400 to $59916,642
$600 to $79911,730
$800 to $9997,428
$1,000 or more17,361
Median (dollars)625
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

San Diego Rental

Total number of San Diego rental homes or apartments are 274,404, occupied by Renter, The median value of San Diego average rental rate is $ 1,806. 3.34 percent of homes are under $500, 7.96 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 49.05 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 31.00 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 7.02 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5009,166
$500 to $99921,831
$1,000 to $1,49955,530
$1,500 to $1,99979,065
$2,000 to $2,49956,582
$2,500 to $2,99928,479
$3,000 or more19,263
Median (dollars)1,806
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates


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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