San Diego County, CA

3,317,749 Population
4,206.7 square miles 788.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
8.5%
was 8.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in CA
Population Density
788.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.7%
was 46.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
24.1%
was 24.2%
Ranked 12th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
22.0%
was 22.1%
Ranked 25th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
13.4%
was 13.1%
Ranked 24th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 5.2
Ranked 8th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.3%
was 13.8%
Ranked 16th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$66,529
was $67,320
Ranked 15th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.4
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,431
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
149
Ranked 6th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.3
was 0.2
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
35.3
was 46.9
Ranked 52nd Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
145.4
was 174.6
Ranked 52nd Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,202,397
was 1,194,494
Ranked 2nd Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,504
was $1,427
Ranked 12th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
8,264
was 5,666
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,110,568
was 1,113,610
 
Homeownership Rate
52.1%
was 52.0%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
2,565
was 2,197
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
285.8
was 284.0
Ranked 9th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.7%
was 13.2%
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
5,699
was 3,469
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.9
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.0
was 4.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.8%
was 96.3%
Ranked 29th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.6%
Ranked 27th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 98.5%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.4%
was 86.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
37.4%
was 37.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in CA

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