StatisticSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Population1,374,81239,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)4,23325691
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in San Diego is 1554% 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
  • In San Diego 16.79% of the population is Asian

Compare San Diego, CA Demographics

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      San Diego population breakdown by race

      RaceSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
      White64.64%61.26%73.35%
      Black6.41%5.85%12.63%
      Asian16.79%13.85%5.22%
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      San Diego age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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