San Diego County, CA Demographic Data

San Diego County, CA Summary

San Diego County is located in California
  • Population: 3,177,063
  • Area: 4,525.69 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 4,206.63 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 319.06 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 702.00 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 2,449.80 ft
  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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San Diego County, CA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,650,170
50%
50.8
Male
1,667,580
50%
49.2
Total Population
3,317,750
 
323,128,000

San Diego County, CA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
213,615
6.4% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
197,443
6.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
198,933
6.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
209,016
6.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
263,014
7.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
544,022
16.4% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
434,359
13.1% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
423,016
12.8% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
203,802
6.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
184,706
5.6% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
255,604
7.7% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
125,802
3.8% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
64,417
1.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,589,420
78.0%
77.2
Female
1,294,040
50.0%
51.3
Male
1,295,380
50.0%
48.7
21 Years and over
2,446,050
73.7%
73.1
62 Years and over
551,693
16.6%
18.8
65 Years and over
445,823
13.4%
15.2
Female
248,578
55.8%
55.8
Male
197,245
44.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
36
0.0%
0.0

San Diego County, CA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
3,149,220
94.9% 
96.8
White
2,385,470
71.9% 
72.6
Black or African American
165,878
5.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
24,980
0.8% 
0.8
Asian
389,369
11.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
36,165
1.1% 
1.2
Chinese
71,941
2.2% 
1.3
Filipino
150,169
4.5% 
0.9
Japanese
18,451
0.6% 
0.2
Korean
22,011
0.7% 
0.4
Vietnamese
56,309
1.7% 
0.6
Other Asian
34,323
1.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
14,356
0.4% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
3,214
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
3,483
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
6,328
0.2% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,331
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
169,165
5.1% 
5.1
Two or More Races
168,531
5.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,112,320
33.5% 
17.8
Mexican
1,000,640
30.2% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
23,313
0.7% 
1.7
Cuban
7,472
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
80,898
2.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,205,420
66.5% 
82.2

San Diego County, CA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
155,526
7.0% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
148,766
6.7% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
411,111
18.4% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
508,566
22.7% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
176,308
7.9% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
522,000
23.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
313,451
14.0% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
304,292
13.7%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,931,436
86.3%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
835,451
37.3%
31.2

San Diego County, CA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
971,763
35.9%
33.7%
Now Married
1,279,580
47.3%
47.5
Divorced
276,050
10.2%
11.0%
Separated
47,071
1.7%
2.0
Widowed
133,294
4.9
5.8%

San Diego County, CA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,898,450
61.2%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,205,680
38.8%
21.6%
Spanish
790,490
25.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
104,712
3.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
255,173
8.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
55,310
1.8%
1.1%

San Diego County, CA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
49,190
4.4%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
41,211
3.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
88,513
8.0%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
83,926
7.6%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
129,491
11.7%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
190,111
17.1%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
141,737
12.8%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
191,353
17.2%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
92,201
8.3%
5.8
$200,000 or more
102,835
9.3%
6.4
Median household income
70,824
 
57,617
Per capita income
34,328
 
31,128

San Diego County, CA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
15,749
1.0%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
180,760
11.5%
9.8
Construction
92,068
5.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
323,278
20.5%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
97,134
6.2%
6.6
Information
32,453
2.1%
2.1
Manufacturing
145,003
9.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
90,352
5.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
248,281
15.8%
11.4
Public administration
82,117
5.2%
4.6
Retail trade
163,305
10.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
64,583
4.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
38,316
2.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
123,125
7.8%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
652,109
41.4%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
135,778
8.6%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
352,627
22.4%
23.3%
Service occupations
309,760
19.7%
18.1%

San Diego County, CA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,605,460
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,214,710
75.7%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
143,469
8.9%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
46,359
2.9%
5.1
Walked
51,178
3.2%
2.7
Other means
34,966
2.2%
1.8
Worked at home
114,769
7.1%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
26.0
 
26.6

San Diego County, CA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
58,543
5.3%
8.7
1 vehicles
350,172
31.5%
33.2
2 vehicles
438,917
39.5%
37.1
3 or more
262,936
23.7%
21.0

San Diego County, CA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,110,570
92.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
578,303
52.1%
63.1
Renter Occupied
532,265
47.9%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
91,829
7.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.9
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.9
0.0%
2.5

San Diego County, CA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,202,400
1 room
38,252
3.2%
2.4
2 rooms
43,561
3.6%
2.7
3 rooms
152,738
12.7%
9.1
4 rooms
259,902
21.6%
16.5
5 rooms
225,964
18.8%
19.8
6 rooms
185,981
15.5%
17.8
7 rooms
132,246
11.0%
12.0
8 rooms
86,127
7.2%
8.6
9 rooms or more
77,626
6.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

San Diego County, CA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,202,400
 
 
1-unit, detached
608,723
50.6%
61.5
1-unit, attached
120,067
10.0%
5.9
2-units
22,739
1.9%
3.6
3 or 4 units
56,620
4.7%
4.4
5 to 9 units
89,871
7.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
80,158
6.7%
4.4
20 or more units
181,490
15.1%
9.0
Mobile home
41,683
3.5%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,046
0.1%
0.1

San Diego County, CA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
49,738
4.1%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
45,531
3.8%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
132,214
11.0%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
143,994
12.0%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
277,837
23.1%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
224,747
18.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
150,923
12.6%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
139,239
11.6%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
22,260
1.9%
2.8%
2014 or later
15,914
1.3%
1.4%

San Diego County, CA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
639,732
57.6%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
36,334
3.3%
4.7
Electricity
356,549
32.1%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
1,284
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
116
0.0%
0.1
Wood
9,530
0.9%
1.9
Solar energy
11,134
1.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,331
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
52,558
4.7%
1.1

San Diego County, CA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
419,703
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,661
0.4%
1.6%
$500 to $999
16,686
4.0%
20.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
48,277
11.5%
28.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
67,910
16.2%
7.0%
$1,500 to $1,999
79,714
19.0%
20.1%
$2,000 to $2,499
84,581
20.2%
11.8%
$3,000 or more
120,874
28.8%
10.3%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
127,727
30.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
68,050
16.3%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
54,532
13.1%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
36,542
8.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
130,374
31.2%
21.3%
Not Computed
2,478
0.0%
0.0%

San Diego County, CA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
518,292 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
18,622
3.6%
1.8%
Less than $500
19,400
3.7%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
33,621
6.5%
1.9%
$500 to $999
71,104
13.7%
41.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
73,593
14.2%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
134,460
25.9%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
167,492
32.3%
28.3%
No Cash Rent
13,973
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,504
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
41,880
8.2%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
56,929
11.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
61,238
12.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
58,393
11.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
49,062
9.6%
9.0%
35.0% or more
241,940
47.5%
40.7%
Not Computed
22,823
0.0%
0.0%

San Diego County, CA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
578,303
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
14,062
2.4%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
11,101
1.9%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
7,827
1.4%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
8,627
1.5%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
36,348
6.3%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
192,102
33.2%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
247,869
42.9%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
60,367
10.4%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
527,600
 
205,000
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