San Diego Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

San Diego Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
1,423,851

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
14.0%
18 - 24:
11.3%
25 - 34:
19.0%
35 - 54:
26.2%
55 - 64:
11.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
8.6%
8.6%
High School Graduates
88.1%
88.1%
College Graduated
45.9%
45.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

San Diego
$41,112
$41,112
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

San Diego
$79,673
$79,673
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.8%

Employment Industries in San Diego

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
13.0%
13.0%
Healthcare
12.8%
12.8%
Accommodation
9.3%
9.3%
Retail
9.3%
9.3%
Education
9.2%
9.2%
Manufacturing
9.2%
9.2%
Other
5.3%
5.3%
Public Service
4.8%
4.8%
Construction
4.4%
4.4%
Administration
4.3%
4.3%
Finance
4.0%
4.0%
Transportation
3.3%
3.3%
Arts
2.9%
2.9%
Real estate
2.6%
2.6%
Information Technology
2.5%
2.5%
Wholesale
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
42.8%
42.8%
Black Or African American
6.0%
6.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
16.4%
16.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.4%
0.4%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.8%
3.8%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
30.3%
30.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
8.3%
8.3%
Irish
7.0%
7.0%
English
5.5%
5.5%
Italian
4.1%
4.1%
European
1.8%
1.8%
French
1.8%
1.8%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
Scottish
1.4%
1.4%
Russian
1.1%
1.1%
Norwegian
1.1%
1.1%
Swedish
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.8%
0.8%
Portuguese
0.7%
0.7%
Iranian
0.7%
0.7%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Greek
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
African
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
59.5%
59.5%
Spanish
22.9%
22.9%
Tagalog
3.5%
3.5%
Chinese
2.8%
2.8%
Vietnamese
2.4%
2.4%
Langs. of India
1.3%
1.3%
Korean
0.8%
0.8%
African languages
0.6%
0.6%
Other Asian languages
0.6%
0.6%
Persian
0.6%
0.6%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Japanese
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Portuguese
0.4%
0.4%
Slavic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Pacific Island languages
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.3%
0.3%
Laotian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born San Diego Residents:
26.1%