San Diego County CA Information


San Diego County Subdivisions

San Diego County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,206,272
Population in Households 3,106,616
Population in Familes 2,480,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 99,656
Population Density1 762
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,123,361
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 745,973
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,200,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587,417 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 535,944 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 77,079 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $448,406
Average Home Value $524,352


Median Household Income $62,468
Average Household Income $88,233
Per Capita Income $31,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.92%
Households 0.63% 0.93%
Families 0.66% 0.96%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


San Diego County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Diego County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 98th
Population Density1 # 9 86th
Diversity Index2 # 23 62nd
Median Household Income # 15 76th
Per Capita Income # 16 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.