Rancho San Diego, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rancho San Diego, California - Basic Facts

The Rancho San Diego Census Designated Place had a population of 22,226 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho San Diego is located at latitude 32.7624 and longitude -116.9197 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Rancho San Diego Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Rancho San Diego Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409137) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rancho San Diego Census Designated Place is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rancho San Diego population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rancho San Diego, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,226
Daytime Population: Workers 4,460
Daytime Population: Residents 12,083
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,543
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 22,182
Population in Familes 19,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 2,554
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $85,593
Average Household Income $117,274
Per Capita Income $43,285


Total Housing Units 8,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,650 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,535 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $595,036
Average Home Value $630,226


Total Households 8,184
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 6,028
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.72%
Households 0.61% 0.69%
Families 0.61% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Rancho San Diego, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rancho San Diego to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 330 78th
Population Density # 531 65th
Diversity Index # 948 37th
Median Household Income # 286 81st
Per Capita Income # 320 79th

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