Most Expensive San Diego Neighborhoods
|1||La Jolla Blvd / Camino De La Costa|
|2||Nautilus St / Muirlands Dr|
|4||La Jolla Shores Dr / N Torrey Pines Rd|
|5||La Jolla Blvd / Nautilus St|
|7||Cardeno Dr / La Jolla Scenic Dr S|
|8||Via Posada / La Jolla Scenic Dr N|
|9||Black Mountain Rd / Del Mar Heights Rd|
|10||Mango Dr / Portofino Dr|
San Diego is a very large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 1,394,928 people and 284 constituent neighborhoods, San Diego is the second largest community in California.
Housing costs in San Diego are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
San Diego is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Diego is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Diego who work in office and administrative support (11.52%), sales jobs (11.12%) and management occupations (10.70%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in San Diego, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that San Diego has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
San Diego is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of San Diego. This makes San Diego a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, San Diego presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
San Diego is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Of the large cities in America, San Diego is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.26% of people in San Diego drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in San Diego, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
San Diego is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but San Diego really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, San Diego citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in San Diego ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in San Diego a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The citizens of San Diego are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.33% of adults in San Diego have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in San Diego in 2010 was $33,789, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,156 for a family of four. However, San Diego contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
San Diego is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Diego home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Diego residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Diego also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Diego include German, Irish, English, Italian and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of San Diego's cultural character, accounting for 26.30% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in San Diego are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in San Diego is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Chinese.
|SAN DIEGO INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||479,079|
|SAN DIEGO HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||46.12%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||53.88%|
|TYPE OF SAN DIEGO HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||45.48%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||8.88%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.79%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||35.64%|
|SIZE OF SAN DIEGO HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.87%|
|AGE OF SAN DIEGO HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||11.34%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||51.11%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||30.63%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||6.92%|
|SAN DIEGO REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$553,649|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,079|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $63,000||2.60%|
|$63,001 - $127,000||1.39%|
|$127,001 - $253,000||6.50%|
|$253,001 - $380,000||13.78%|
|$380,001 - $506,000||18.36%|
|$506,001 - $633,000||15.38%|
|$633,001 - $949,000||24.00%|
|$949,001 - $1,266,000||9.89%|
|PEOPLE OF SAN DIEGO||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.32%|
|5 TO 17||14.91%|
|18 TO 24||12.56%|
|25 TO 34||17.89%|
|35 TO 54||26.63%|
|55 TO 64||10.45%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.24%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||87.32%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$65,753|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,789|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||15.79%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (12.39%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.87%)
Public Service (5.54%)
Information Technology (2.59%)
Real estate (2.57%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||6.71%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.56%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.42%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||6.84%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.81%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||29.54%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (9.52%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (59.80%)
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