San Diego County, California Population 2020

San Diego County, California's estimated population is 3,325,470 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
20183,343,36017,8900.54%
20173,325,47015,1900.46%
20163,310,28026,2200.80%
20153,284,06033,0701.02%
20143,250,99039,7401.24%
20133,211,25036,0501.14%
20123,175,20037,8301.21%
20113,137,37034,0601.10%
20103,103,310605,29024.23%
19902,498,020636,17034.17%
19801,861,850504,00037.12%
19701,357,850324,84031.45%
19601,033,010476,20285.52%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,335,44770.71%
Asian390,41811.82%
Some Other Race205,3076.22%
Two or More Races170,3665.16%
Black or African American166,4125.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native20,9800.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,9030.42%

San Diego County, California Population Pyramid 2020

San Diego County, California Median Age

35.6


Total

34.3


Male

37


Female

San Diego County, California Adults

There are 2,576,490 adults, (439,595 of whom are seniors) in San Diego County, California.

San Diego County, California Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

San Diego County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,640,900

49.68%

Male

1,661,930

50.32%

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
Married65.7%34.3%
All53.1%46.9%
Male41.4%58.6%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Female38.9%61.1%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,118,9802.8753.1
Married561,6093.5165.7
Non Family365,2191.4740.8
Female133,8743.7138.9
Male58,2783.6141.4

3.43

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Diego County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade149,3136.72%
9th to 12th Grade136,6956.15%
High School Graduate409,27218.41%
Some College498,56622.42%
Associates Degree181,5088.16%
Bachelors Degree521,52523.46%
Graduate Degree326,49714.68%

San Diego County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,138,9601,093,840545,579
Hispanic632,221435,149108,091
Asian281,970251,107142,677
Other Race124,65481,69817,812
Black107,24997,76627,017
Multiple Races73,43466,94927,701
Native American13,82511,0072,205
Islander9,8868,9042,492

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,233$50,086$36,015
Less Than High School$22,352$26,595$17,342
High School Grad$31,173$35,886$25,666
Some College$37,911$44,346$31,633
Bachelors Degree$59,751$71,779$49,171
Graduate Degree$82,490$100,984$68,610

$42,233

Average Earnings

$50,086

Average Male

$36,015

Average Female

San Diego County, California Language

San Diego County, California Language by Age

San Diego County, California Language

62.34% of San Diego County, California residents speak only English, while 37.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.70% of the population.

San Diego County, California Poverty

San Diego County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,084,180188,73317.41%
White1,473,510130,6728.87%
Asian385,88539,51910.24%
Other199,26539,19919.67%
Black156,34930,54019.53%
Multiple168,05921,12712.57%
Native20,0413,44017.16%
Islander13,4771,40210.40%

12.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.58%

Male Poverty Rate

13.44%

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 19.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Diego County, California is White, with 8.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.16%
High School13.51%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%

San Diego County, California Income

San Diego County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,855$101,302
Families$86,138$113,414
Married Families$102,398$129,975
Non Families$51,585$70,687

San Diego County, California Marital Status

San Diego County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

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

223,217

Number of Veterans

197,820

Male Veterans

25,397

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68,840
Second Gulf War68,264
First Gulf War58,499
Korea16,686
World War II8,443
Name Veterans % of Total
White165,8249.22%
Hispanic32,6114.30%
Black22,24018.43%
Asian19,1736.08%
2 or More7,7318.44%
Other5,4283.64%
Indian1,70010.65%
Hawaiian1,1219.99%

$San Diego County, California Veterans by Education

6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Diego County, California Employment Status

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

49.47%

Born in California

76.55%

Native Born

23.45%

Foreign Born

11.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.55% of San Diego County, California residents were born in the United States, with 49.47% having been born in California. 11.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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