San Diego County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of San Diego County?

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There are 3,318,619 residents in San Diego County, with a median age of 37.1. Of this, 50.31% are males and 49.69% are females. US-born citizens make up 75.06% of the resident pool in San Diego County, while non-US-born citizens account for 14.91%. Additionally, 10.03% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,789,863 people in San Diego County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 3,318,619 0.2%
Male Population 1,669,744 0.3%
Female Population 1,648,875 0.2%
Male population 50.31%
Female population 49.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.1 0.8%
Citizen US Born 2,490,843 0.8%
Citizen not US Born 494,857 1.6%
Not Citizen 332,919 -5.7%
Citizen US Born 75.06%
Citizen not US Born 14.91%
Not Citizen 10.03%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 32,310 -11.3%
Moved from Same County 323,563 -2.2%
Moved from Same State 53,211 3.4%
Moved from Different State 79,098 1.0%
Same House as Last Year 2,789,863 0.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.99%
Moved from Same County 9.87%
Moved from Same State 1.62%
Moved from Different State 2.41%
Same House as Last Year 85.11%

What are the employment statistics in San Diego County?

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White-collar workers make up 83.09% of the working population in San Diego County, while blue-collar employees account for 16.91%. There are also 189,588 entrepreneurs in San Diego County (11.93% of the workforce); 1,060,116 workers employed in private companies (66.71%); and 224,614 people working in governmental institutions (14.13%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,320,426 0.2%
Blue Collar 268,727 -0.8%
White Collar 83.09%
Blue Collar 16.91%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 189,588 0.1%
Private Companies 1,060,116 -0.6%
Governmental Workers 224,614 1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 114,835 3.0%
Self Employees 11.93%
Private Companies 66.71%
Governmental Workers 14.13%
Not for Profit Companies 7.23%

How many households are there in San Diego County?

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There are a total of 1,130,526 households in San Diego County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 67.16% of these San Diego County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 32.84%. Additionally, 32.46% of households have children and 67.54% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,130,526 0.5%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 759,241 0.3%
Non-family Households 371,285 0.8%
Family Households 67.16%
Non-family Households 32.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 366,981 -1.5%
Households without Children 763,545 1.5%
Households with Children 32.46%
Households without Children 67.54%

What are the median and average incomes in San Diego County?

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The average annual household income in San Diego County is $114,980, while the median household income sits at $84,190 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $86,980, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $99,716. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $48,300 and $60,904, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $114,980 6.2%
Median Household Income $84,190 4.6%
People below Poverty Level 348,749 -5.5%
People above Poverty Level 2,850,838 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in San Diego County?

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There are 1,215,277 housing units in San Diego County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 1,130,526 occupied housing units in San Diego County, 53.9% are owner-occupied, while 46.1% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 71.31% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $589,450. In general, housing costs reach $1,890 per month in San Diego County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,215,277 0.1%
Median Year Built 1978 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 50,943 -1.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 41,670 -2.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 129,885 -0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 146,082 -1.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 274,025 -0.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 226,610 0.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 151,788 0.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 140,733 -3.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 53,541 18.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,130,526 0.5%
Owner Occupied 609,350 1.5%
Renter Occupied 521,176 -0.8%
Owner Occupied 53.9%
Renter Occupied 46.1%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 434,507 0.9%
Without Mortgage 174,843 3.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $589,450 3.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $537,050 5.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,890 2.5%
With Mortgage 71.31%
Without Mortgage 28.69%

What is the level of education in San Diego County?

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Approximately 25.58% of the population in San Diego County holds a high school degree (that's 677,877 residents), while 25.93% have attained a college certificate (687,053 locals) and 22.07% have a bachelor's degree (584,839 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 146,237 -3.1%
Some High School 677,877 -0.7%
Some College 687,053 0.7%
Associate Degree 205,029 3.7%
Bachelor's Degree 584,839 2.9%
Graduate Degree 348,879 2.6%
No High School 5.52%
Some High School 25.58%
Some College 25.93%
Associate Degree 7.74%
Bachelor's Degree 22.07%
Graduate Degree 13.17%

What is the marital status of San Diego County residents?

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A total of 979,492 people in San Diego County have never been married (which represents 35.47% of the total population), while 1,341,808 of them are wedded (48.59%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 44,258 (1.6%) and 269,008 (9.74%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 979,492 1.2%
Married 1,341,808 0.5%
Separated 44,258 -6.3%
Widowed 126,968 -0.3%
Divorced 269,008 -2.0%
Never Married 35.47%
Married 48.59%
Separated 1.6%
Widowed 4.6%
Divorced 9.74%

What are the most common means of transportation in San Diego County?

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The top three means of transportation people in San Diego County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,344,518 residents commute by car, 46,781 prefer going to work by walking and 35,579 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,344,518 -2.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 35,579 -12.1%
Railroad 3,605 4.5%
Ferryboat 267 18.1%
Bicycle 9,695 -3.3%
Motorcycle 7,817 -9.7%
TaxiCab 2,097 1.0%
Walk 46,781 1.1%

What is the median and average household income in San Diego County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
91901 17,896 6,150 $93,214.00 $119,653.00
91902 17,760 6,045 $106,769.00 $132,519.00
91905 1,665 645 $42,896.00 $52,076.00
91906 4,327 1,282 $48,100.00 $69,435.00
91910 74,233 24,599 $70,283.00 $90,646.00
91911 88,593 25,145 $65,074.00 $82,231.00
91913 51,054 14,899 $113,415.00 $132,723.00
91914 16,889 4,546 $136,833.00 $147,979.00
91915 33,991 9,062 $125,864.00 $136,542.00
91916 1,775 617 $89,531.00 $112,221.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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