San Diego demographics profile

StatisticSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)4,23323291
Median age34.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%46%43%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish23%29%13%
San Diego, CA has a population of 1,374,812 and is the 8th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,233 per sq mi which is 1722% higher than the California average and 4573% higher than the national average. The median age in San Diego is 34 which is approximately 5% lower than the California average of 36. In San Diego, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 59% speak English and 23% speak Spanish. 45% of San Diego residents were born in California, 26% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 26% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in San Diego is 1722% higher than California.
  • The median age in San Diego is 5% lower than California.
  • In San Diego 64.64% of the population is White.
  • In San Diego 6.41% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In San Diego 16.79% of the population is Asian.

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San Diego population breakdown by race

RaceSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Black or African American6.41%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.52%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.42%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race4.87%4.62%3.06%
Other race6.35%13.28%4.75%
In San Diego, 30.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The San Diego, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).