San Diego County, California Population 2018

San Diego County, California's estimated population is 3,337,685 with a growth rate of 2.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. San Diego County, California is the 2nd largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20173,337,68584,3292.59%
20163,253,356-63,844-1.92%
20163,317,20027,1560.83%
20153,290,04433,1691.02%
20143,256,87540,3531.25%
20133,216,52236,7241.15%
20123,179,79840,0311.27%
20113,139,76735,9741.16%
20103,103,793605,77724.25%
19902,498,016636,17034.17%
19801,861,846503,99237.12%
19701,357,854324,84331.45%
19601,033,011476,20385.52%
1950556,808267,46092.44%
1940289,34879,68938.01%
1930209,65997,41186.78%
1920112,24850,58382.03%
191061,66526,57575.73%
190035,0901030.29%
189034,98726,369305.98%
18808,6183,66774.07%
18704,95162714.50%
18604,3243,526441.85%
18507980.00%

San Diego County, California Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White2,310,046
Asian376,393
Some Other Race207,129
Black or African American163,928
Two or More Races159,365
American Indian and Alaska Native21,577
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14,918

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

San Diego County, California Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

San Diego County, California Median Age

35.3


Total

33.9


Male

36.7


Female

San Diego County, California Adults

There are 2,524,604 adults, (413,176 of which are seniors) in San Diego County, California.

San Diego County, California Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

San Diego County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,618,219

49.74%

Male

1,635,137

50.26%

San Diego County, California Households and Families

San Diego County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Diego County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All52.7%47.3%
Male41.7%58.3%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Female37.5%62.5%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Diego County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,103,1282.8752.7
Married550,1533.5265.2
Non Family363,5481.4541.1
Female133,3433.7137.5
Male56,0843.741.7

3.45

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Diego County, California Households

San Diego County, California Education

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade152,1997.04%
9th to 12th Grade141,7606.56%
High School Graduate406,63018.81%
Some College484,78522.43%
Associates Degree187,4648.67%
Bachelors Degree487,02622.53%
Graduate Degree301,89613.97%

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,133,0291,083,002517,904
Hispanic599,773400,03596,024
Asian267,627237,235130,173
Other Race119,83974,59714,464
Black103,58193,88324,272
Multiple Races66,54659,49822,979
Native American13,51810,4212,085
Islander10,0588,9042,274

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.64%.

San Diego County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,204$46,119$32,725
Less Than High School$21,034$24,824$16,119
High School Grad$29,642$33,372$23,767
Some College$36,131$42,042$30,433
Bachelors Degree$54,714$66,141$45,749
Graduate Degree$76,427$94,086$62,297

$40,204

Average Earnings

$46,119

Average Male

$32,725

Average Female

San Diego County, California Language

San Diego County, California Language by Age

San Diego County, California Language

62.46% of San Diego County, California residents speak only English, while 37.54% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.68% of the population.

San Diego County, California Poverty

San Diego County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,054,052206,95319.63%
White1,478,151149,95610.14%
Other203,08746,88523.09%
Asian372,04039,70410.67%
Black153,50230,81620.08%
Multiple156,86122,38814.27%
Native20,6614,16720.17%
Islander14,4832,11414.60%

14.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

14.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Diego County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Diego County, California is Other, with 23.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Diego County, California is White, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.25%.

San Diego County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.18%
High School14.71%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%

San Diego County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.10%
Male Unemployed26.41%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed6.25%

San Diego County, California Income

San Diego County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,529$90,685
Families$77,252$101,626
Married Families$91,682$116,522
Non Families$45,980$63,598

San Diego County, California Marital Status

San Diego County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

San Diego County, California Married by Age and Sex

San Diego County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

San Diego County, California Marital Status by Race

San Diego County, California Veterans

San Diego County, California Veterans by War

230,035

Number of Veterans

206,641

Male Veterans

23,394

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam73,237
Second Gulf War62,150
First Gulf War56,577
Korea20,579
World War II12,560

San Diego County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5460,872
65 to 7446,059
75+44,930
55 to 6442,000
18 to 3436,174

San Diego County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White173,4329.78%
Hispanic31,6104.33%
Black22,47319.11%
Asian18,8866.27%
2 or More6,7377.87%
Other5,4343.70%
Indian1,70510.83%
Hawaiian1,36812.03%

San Diego County, California Veterans by Education

6.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Diego County, California Employment Status

San Diego County, California Employment by Age

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

San Diego County, California Employment by Race

San Diego County, California Employment by Education

Population of Cities in San Diego County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
San Diego130172214066301049088.06%
Chula Vista243920267172232529.53%
Oceanside16699217546484725.07%
Escondido14392315161376905.34%
Carlsbad10556911395283837.94%
El Cajon9951610376842524.27%
Vista9371210165979478.48%
San Marcos83654952611160713.88%
Encinitas595196313136126.07%
National City585606114725874.42%
La Mesa570135994829355.15%
Santee534145783444208.27%
Poway478065007722714.75%
Imperial Beach263242741810944.16%
Lemon Grove253182686015426.09%
Coronado247022595212505.06%
Solana Beach12867134495824.52%
Del Mar416343652024.85%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990