San Diego 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?

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There are 1,414,545 residents in San Diego, with a median age of 35.2. Of this, 50.54% are males and 49.46% are females. US-born citizens make up 72.33% of the resident pool in San Diego, while non-US-born citizens account for 16.29%. Additionally, 11.38% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,161,397 people in San Diego currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,414,545 0.4%
Male Population 714,965 0.5%
Female Population 699,580 0.2%
Male population 50.54%
Female population 49.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.2 0.9%
Citizen US Born 1,023,141 1.1%
Citizen not US Born 230,401 0.9%
Not Citizen 161,003 -5.1%
Citizen US Born 72.33%
Citizen not US Born 16.29%
Not Citizen 11.38%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 19,280 -8.3%
Moved from Same County 148,611 0.0%
Moved from Same State 27,820 5.2%
Moved from Different State 40,757 2.1%
Same House as Last Year 1,161,397 0.4%
Moved from Abroad 1.38%
Moved from Same County 10.63%
Moved from Same State 1.99%
Moved from Different State 2.92%
Same House as Last Year 83.08%

What are the employment statistics in San Diego?

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White-collar workers make up 86.08% of the working population in San Diego, while blue-collar employees account for 13.92%. There are also 79,129 entrepreneurs in San Diego (11.11% of the workforce); 476,153 workers employed in private companies (66.84%); and 101,965 people working in governmental institutions (14.31%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 613,216 0.0%
Blue Collar 99,173 1.5%
White Collar 86.08%
Blue Collar 13.92%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 79,129 -2.2%
Private Companies 476,153 -0.1%
Governmental Workers 101,965 3.3%
Not for Profit Companies 55,142 0.4%
Self Employees 11.11%
Private Companies 66.84%
Governmental Workers 14.31%
Not for Profit Companies 7.74%

How many households are there in San Diego?

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There are a total of 511,662 households in San Diego, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 60.2% of these San Diego households, while non-family units account for the remaining 39.8%. Additionally, 28.38% of households have children and 71.62% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 511,662 0.8%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 308,007 0.3%
Non-family Households 203,655 1.6%
Family Households 60.2%
Non-family Households 39.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 145,192 -2.3%
Households without Children 366,470 2.1%
Households with Children 28.38%
Households without Children 71.62%

What are the median and average incomes in San Diego?

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The average annual household income in San Diego is $113,681, while the median household income sits at $83,454 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $91,038, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $97,028. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $41,717 and $61,980, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $113,681 4.4%
Median Household Income $83,454 4.8%
People below Poverty Level 161,436 -7.5%
People above Poverty Level 1,203,547 1.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in San Diego?

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There are 548,931 housing units in San Diego, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 511,662 occupied housing units in San Diego, 47.49% are owner-occupied, while 52.51% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 71.3% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $633,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,874 per month in San Diego.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 548,931 0.5%
Median Year Built 1977 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 36,276 -0.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 22,751 -3.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 64,582 -2.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 69,948 2.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 114,954 -0.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 95,805 -0.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 62,726 1.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 55,267 -1.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 26,622 25.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 511,662 0.8%
Owner Occupied 242,968 2.2%
Renter Occupied 268,694 -0.5%
Owner Occupied 47.49%
Renter Occupied 52.51%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 173,233 1.1%
Without Mortgage 69,735 5.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $633,900 4.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $617,900 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,874 3.8%
With Mortgage 71.3%
Without Mortgage 28.7%

What is the level of education in San Diego?

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Approximately 22.42% of the population in San Diego holds a high school degree (that's 254,962 residents), while 22.56% have attained a college certificate (264,839 locals) and 25.7% have a bachelor's degree (292,261 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 60,359 -4.8%
Some High School 254,962 -0.1%
Some College 264,839 0.9%
Associate Degree 82,659 5.5%
Bachelor's Degree 292,261 3.5%
Graduate Degree 190,395 2.8%
No High School 5.31%
Some High School 22.42%
Some College 22.56%
Associate Degree 7.27%
Bachelor's Degree 25.7%
Graduate Degree 16.74%

What is the marital status of San Diego residents?

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A total of 474,158 people in San Diego have never been married (which represents 40.16% of the total population), while 543,416 of them are wedded (46.03%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 19,063 (1.61%) and 114,477 (9.7%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 474,158 1.0%
Married 543,416 0.5%
Separated 19,063 -7.1%
Widowed 48,523 1.0%
Divorced 114,477 -0.7%
Never Married 40.16%
Married 46.03%
Separated 1.61%
Widowed 4.11%
Divorced 9.7%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in San Diego use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 586,267 residents commute by car, 22,937 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 21,322 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 586,267 -3.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 22,937 -11.8%
Subway or Elevated 764 N/A
Railroad 1,587 9.2%
Ferryboat 187 12.0%
Bicycle 6,184 0.9%
Motorcycle 3,335 -14.3%
TaxiCab 1,600 2.5%
Walk 21,322 -4.7%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
92101 42,423 24,984 $71,077.00 $108,606.00
92102 42,413 15,049 $54,862.00 $72,736.00
92103 34,246 18,397 $78,338.00 $115,292.00
92104 45,601 21,873 $73,447.00 $92,464.00
92105 75,990 23,130 $48,072.00 $63,488.00
92106 20,592 7,565 $114,158.00 $162,638.00
92107 31,667 13,970 $84,190.00 $111,990.00
92108 21,013 10,832 $80,572.00 $99,445.00
92109 46,777 21,893 $92,379.00 $117,081.00
92110 30,047 11,462 $77,579.00 $101,923.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 92101 92102 92103 92104 92105 92106 92107 92108 92109 92110 92111 92113 92114 92115 92116 92117 92119 92120 92121 92122 92123 92124 92126 92127 92128 92129 92130 92131 92132 92134 92135 92139 92140 92145 92147 92154 92155

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