San Diego County, California Population 2019

San Diego County, California's estimated population is 3,325,468 with a growth rate of 0.46% 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
20183,343,36417,8960.54%
20173,325,46815,1880.46%
20163,310,28026,2190.80%
20153,284,06133,0681.02%
20143,250,99339,7451.24%
20133,211,24836,0471.14%
20123,175,20137,8291.21%
20113,137,37234,0661.10%
20103,103,306605,29024.23%
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%

How Many People Live in San Diego County, California?

3,325,468

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,325,43470.82%
Asian384,15411.70%
Some Other Race207,6406.32%
Two or More Races166,6205.07%
Black or African American164,5715.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native21,0640.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander14,1820.43%

San Diego County, California Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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 asian people with a rate of 50.07%.

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 non-English language spoken by the largest group 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.36%
High School14.21%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%
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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

San Diego County, California Marital Status by Race

San Diego County, California Veterans

225,694

Number of Veterans

201,417

Male Veterans

24,277

Female Veterans

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

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Diego County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.26%

Born in California

76.42%

Native Born

23.58%

Foreign Born

11.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.42% of San Diego County, California residents were born in the United States, with 49.26% having been born in California. 11.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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