Also See: San Diego, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of San Diego is the 2nd largest city in California with a population of 1,394,515 as of July 1, 2020. San Diego ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for San Diego is located at latitude 32.7153 and longitude -117.1573 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Diego encompass a land area of 325.19 sq. miles and a water area of 47.2 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.
The City of San Diego (GNIS ID: 2411782) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Diego is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for San Diego: Davis' Folly, Graytown, New San Diego, San Miguel.
|Total Population||1,394,515 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,345,824 (96.5%)|
|Population in Families||1,000,683 (71.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||48,691 ( 3.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$82,833|
|Average Household Income||$113,929|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||32%|
|Per Capita Income||$42,618|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||550,734 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||246,290 (44.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||271,323 (49.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||33,121 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$638,819|
|Average Home Value||$748,519|
|Housing Affordability Index3||76|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.95%|
|Per Capita Income||2.25%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.61%|
The table below compares San Diego to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 292||81st|
|Median Household Income||# 449||71st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 484||32nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 418||73rd|
|Diversity Index||# 402||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.