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
1,641,910
50%
50.8
Male
1,657,610
50%
49.2
Total Population
3,299,520
 
321,419,000

San Diego County, CA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
215,063
6.5% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
203,786
6.2% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
190,065
5.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
210,581
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
270,561
8.2% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
535,369
16.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
433,321
13.1% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
426,866
12.9% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
200,334
6.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
181,876
5.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
244,382
7.4% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
128,410
3.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
58,907
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,571,480
77.9%
77.1
Female
1,283,870
49.9%
51.4
Male
1,287,620
50.1%
48.6
21 Years and over
2,427,140
73.6%
72.9
62 Years and over
536,735
16.3%
18.3
65 Years and over
431,699
13.1%
14.9
Female
241,275
55.9%
55.9
Male
190,424
44.1%
44.1
Median Age (years)
36
NR
NR

San Diego County, CA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
3,141,860
95.2% 
96.9
White
2,335,380
70.8% 
73.1
Black or African American
168,575
5.1% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
17,356
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
387,324
11.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
34,612
1.0% 
1.2
Chinese
63,220
1.9% 
1.3
Filipino
163,930
5.0% 
0.9
Japanese
17,209
0.5% 
0.2
Korean
23,109
0.7% 
0.5
Vietnamese
49,414
1.5% 
0.5
Other Asian
35,830
1.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
14,434
0.4% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
2,227
0.1% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
5,433
0.2% 
0.0
Samoan
5,091
0.2% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,683
0.1% 
0.1
Some Other Race
218,792
6.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
157,660
4.8% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,102,260
33.4% 
17.6
Mexican
994,576
30.1% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
17,046
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
7,271
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
83,363
2.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,197,260
66.6% 
82.4

San Diego County, CA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
154,827
7.0% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
140,623
6.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
416,810
18.9% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
503,643
22.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
172,143
7.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
501,923
22.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
319,496
14.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
295,450
13.4%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,914,015
86.7%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
821,419
37.2%
30.6

San Diego County, CA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
979,894
36.4%
33.5%
Now Married
1,237,951
46.0%
47.5
Divorced
289,240
10.8%
11.0%
Separated
53,037
2.0%
2.1
Widowed
130,485
4.8
5.8%

San Diego County, CA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,907,740
61.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,176,720
38.1%
21.5%
Spanish
777,818
25.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
98,575
3.2%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
247,322
8.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
53,004
1.7%
1.0%

San Diego County, CA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
54,687
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
46,982
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
92,691
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
87,303
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
130,080
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
194,266
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
150,433
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
185,856
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
80,394
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
90,918
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
67,320
 
55,775
Per capita income
32,227
 
29,979

San Diego County, CA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
13,647
0.9%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
191,470
12.3%
9.8
Construction
85,725
5.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
329,615
21.2%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
91,145
5.9%
6.5
Information
36,522
2.4%
2.1
Manufacturing
140,724
9.1%
10.3
Other services except public administration
86,667
5.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
233,101
15.0%
11.3
Public administration
76,629
4.9%
4.6
Retail trade
164,890
10.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
58,830
3.8%
5.1
Wholesale trade
43,902
2.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
121,304
7.8%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
625,742
40.3%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
130,171
8.4%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
362,266
23.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
313,384
20.2%
18.0%

San Diego County, CA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,585,550
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,209,630
76.3%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
129,988
8.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
55,900
3.5%
5.2
Walked
44,984
2.8%
2.8
Other means
35,792
2.3%
1.8
Worked at home
109,255
6.9%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
26.0
 
26.0

San Diego County, CA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
64,671
5.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
357,068
32.1%
33.5
2 vehicles
439,122
39.4%
37.2
3 or more
252,749
22.7%
20.3

San Diego County, CA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,113,610
93.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
579,465
52.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
534,145
48.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
80,884
6.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

San Diego County, CA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,194,490
1 room
34,718
2.9%
2.3
2 rooms
44,800
3.8%
2.5
3 rooms
161,099
13.5%
9.0
4 rooms
253,568
21.2%
16.6
5 rooms
225,526
18.9%
20.0
6 rooms
189,061
15.8%
17.9
7 rooms
125,068
10.5%
12.1
8 rooms
83,716
7.0%
8.5
9 rooms or more
76,938
6.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

San Diego County, CA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,194,490
 
 
1-unit, detached
604,029
50.6%
61.4
1-unit, attached
113,167
9.5%
5.8
2-units
23,041
1.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
62,873
5.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
93,543
7.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
84,746
7.1%
4.6
20 or more units
167,267
14.0%
8.8
Mobile home
43,793
3.7%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,035
0.2%
0.1

San Diego County, CA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
55,139
4.6%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
40,470
3.4%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
124,516
10.4%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
149,705
12.5%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
273,390
22.9%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
230,479
19.3%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
150,314
12.6%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
144,886
12.1%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
21,648
1.8%
2.5%
2014 or later
3,947
0.3%
0.5%

San Diego County, CA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
635,353
57.1%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
37,768
3.4%
4.7
Electricity
362,373
32.5%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
740
0.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
95
0.0%
0.1
Wood
11,140
1.0%
2.0
Solar energy
6,218
0.6%
0.1
Other fuel
2,389
0.2%
0.5
No fuel used
57,534
5.2%
1.2

San Diego County, CA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
415,532
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,918
0.5%
1.5%
$500 to $999
19,821
4.8%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
53,733
12.9%
29.2%
$2,500 to $2,999
65,100
15.7%
6.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
83,462
20.1%
20.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
85,033
20.5%
11.8%
$3,000 or more
106,465
25.6%
9.9%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
120,544
29.1%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
65,523
15.8%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
56,836
13.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
39,759
9.6%
7.3%
35.0% or more
131,292
31.7%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,578
NR
NR

San Diego County, CA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
518,601 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
18,013
3.5%
1.5%
Less than $500
20,020
3.9%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
26,002
5.0%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
67,228
13.0%
4.1%
$500 to $999
89,572
17.3%
42.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
123,342
23.8%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
174,424
33.6%
27.9%
No Cash Rent
15,544
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,427
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
40,154
7.9%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
52,814
10.4%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
61,728
12.1%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
65,572
12.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
52,635
10.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
236,358
46.4%
41.4%
Not Computed
24,884
NR
NR

San Diego County, CA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
579,465
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
16,510
2.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
12,059
2.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
9,278
1.6%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
12,386
2.1%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
46,350
8.0%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
208,732
36.0%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
218,590
37.7%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
55,560
9.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
485,900
 
194,500
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