San Diego County, California Population 2022

San Diego County, California's estimated population is 3,339,298 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. San Diego County, California is the 2nd largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 3,095,313 and has seen a growth of 7.88% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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San Diego County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

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San Diego County, California Population by Race

San Diego County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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San Diego County, California Median Age

36.1


Total

34.8


Male

37.5


Female

San Diego County, California Adults

There are 2,605,720 adults, (467,737 of whom are seniors) in San Diego County, California.

San Diego County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

San Diego County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,649,458

49.62%

Male

1,674,512

50.38%

San Diego County, California Population by Age

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

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San Diego County, California Household Types

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Diego County, California Households and Families

3.43

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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San Diego County, California Households by Type

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

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.72%.

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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$45,888

Average Earnings

$52,654

Average Male

$38,997

Average Female

San Diego County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Diego County, California Language by Age

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San Diego County, California Language

62.99% of San Diego County, California residents speak only English, while 37.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.17% of the population.

San Diego County, California Language

San Diego County, California Poverty by Race

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10.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.05%

Male Poverty Rate

11.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Diego County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Diego County, California is Black, with 19.22% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.01%.

San Diego County, California Poverty

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San Diego County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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

San Diego County, California Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

San Diego County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

San Diego County, California Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

San Diego County, California Marital Status by Race

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San Diego County, California Marital Status

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210,611

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

San Diego County, California Veterans by War

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San Diego County, California Veterans by Age

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San Diego County, California Veterans by Race

San Diego County, California Veterans by Education

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6.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Diego County, California Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

San Diego County, California Employment by Age

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San Diego County, California Employment by Race

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San Diego County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.27%

Born in San Diego County, California

77.07%

Native Born

22.93%

Foreign Born

10.02%

Non Citizen

12.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.07% of San Diego County, California residents were born in the United States, with 50.27% having been born in California. 10.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Diego County, California Place of Birth

  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

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