San Diego County, California Population 2019

San Diego County, California's estimated population is 3,337,685 with a growth rate of 0.62% 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
20173,337,68520,4850.62%
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
White2,325,434
Asian384,154
Some Other Race207,640
Two or More Races166,620
Black or African American164,571
American Indian and Alaska Native21,064
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14,182

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

San Diego County, California Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

San Diego County, California Median Age

35.4


Total

34.1


Male

36.8


Female

San Diego County, California Adults

There are 2,555,203 adults, (425,217 of whom are seniors) in San Diego County, California.

San Diego County, California Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

San Diego County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,632,518

49.72%

Male

1,651,147

50.28%

San Diego County, California Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

San Diego County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.4%34.6%
All53%47%
Male42%58%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female38.3%61.7%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Diego County, California Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,111,7392.8753
Married556,6653.5265.4
Non Family364,4941.4641.2
Female133,6963.7238.3
Male56,8843.6742

3.45

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade151,4996.90%
9th to 12th Grade140,7016.40%
High School Graduate408,58218.60%
Some College492,29022.41%
Associates Degree183,0598.33%
Bachelors Degree505,48323.01%
Graduate Degree315,43114.36%

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,136,1141,088,541533,380
Hispanic618,277417,912100,597
Asian276,411245,825138,397
Other Race123,99879,42015,876
Black105,21895,44025,536
Multiple Races70,43063,90625,651
Native American13,40010,3012,084
Islander9,9168,8332,250

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.07%.

San Diego County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,194$47,537$34,930
Less Than High School$21,757$25,533$16,640
High School Grad$30,513$34,969$24,614
Some College$36,835$42,638$31,083
Bachelors Degree$56,990$68,301$47,245
Graduate Degree$79,383$98,389$65,322

$41,194

Average Earnings

$47,537

Average Male

$34,930

Average Female

San Diego County, California Language

San Diego County, California Language by Age

San Diego County, California Language

62.32% of San Diego County, California residents speak only English, while 37.68% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.77% of the population.

San Diego County, California Poverty

San Diego County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,073,244200,29418.66%
White1,475,793140,6469.53%
Other202,83043,69921.54%
Asian379,75638,98710.27%
Black154,29130,77919.95%
Multiple164,45322,70213.80%
Native20,0884,09520.39%
Islander13,7621,77512.90%

13.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.43%

Male Poverty Rate

14.22%

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 21.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Diego County, California is White, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.30%.

San Diego County, California Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.36%
High School14.21%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.28%
Male Unemployed26.69%
Female Employed7.05%
Male Employed6.04%

San Diego County, California Income

San Diego County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,588$96,153
Families$81,823$107,667
Married Families$96,748$123,447
Non Families$48,591$67,252

San Diego County, California Marital Status

San Diego County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

San Diego County, California Veterans

San Diego County, California Veterans by War

225,694

Number of Veterans

201,417

Male Veterans

24,277

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam70,556
Second Gulf War65,071
First Gulf War57,448
Korea18,480
World War II10,071

San Diego County, California Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5460,560
65 to 7445,996
75+43,772
55 to 6439,362
18 to 3436,004

San Diego County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White168,4549.42%
Hispanic31,8154.25%
Black22,23418.71%
Asian19,1986.21%
2 or More7,2958.15%
Other5,6073.73%
Indian1,74511.11%
Hawaiian1,16110.49%

San Diego County, California Veterans by Education

6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Diego County, California Employment Status

San Diego County, California Employment by Age

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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