San Diego County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 3,177,063 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 2,813,833 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 463,917
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 127,108
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 551,489
Renter-occupied apartments: 495,840 (it was 443,188 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

44%

Land area: 4200 sq. mi.

Water area: 325.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 748 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in San Diego County: 128.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in San Diego County, California:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (48.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (32.0%)
  • Asian alone (10.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 1,553,679  (45.7%)
Females: 1,541,634  (54.3%)

San Diego County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
San Diego County:

2.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,426 ($47,067 in 1999)

This county:

$61426
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,214 (lower quartile is $933, upper quartile is $1,671)
This county:

$1214
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $411,000 (it was $212,000 in 2000)
San Diego:

$411,000
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $287,400 - $627,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $570,895
Here:

$570,895
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $381,677
Here:

$381,677
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $353,620
Here:

$353,620
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,880
Here:

$278,880
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $338,455
Here:

$338,455
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $69,677
Here:

$69,677
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $131,096
Here:

$131,096
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,225
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

Institutionalized population: 24,210

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in San Diego County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
78.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 9287 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2001: 9377 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2002: 8880 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2003: 9758 buildings, average cost: $232,800
  • 2004: 9122 buildings, average cost: $251,500
  • 2005: 7576 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2006: 4743 buildings, average cost: $268,900
  • 2007: 3422 buildings, average cost: $279,300
  • 2008: 2361 buildings, average cost: $315,600
  • 2009: 1778 buildings, average cost: $309,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,603 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,041 (0.5%)

San Diego County household income distribution in 2009 San Diego County home values distribution San Diego County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
San Diego County:

15.2%
California:

16.8%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego County is $870 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1065 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1514 a month.

Cities in this county include: San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, La Mesa.

San Diego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
91901Alpine80
91902Bonita20
91903Alpine20
91906Campo41
91910Chula Vista202
91911Chula Vista40
91913Chula Vista30
91914Chula Vista50
91915Chula Vista30
91916Descanso80
91931Guatay10
91932Imperial Beach200
91934Jacumba10
91935Jamul60
91941La Mesa150
91942La Mesa81
91943La Mesa10
91945Lemon Grove20
91950National City110
91962Pine Valley11
91977Spring Valley160
91978Spring Valley10
92003Bonsall30
92004Borrego Springs20
92007Cardiff by the Sea70
92008Carlsbad351
92009Carlsbad230
92014Del Mar130
92019El Cajon170
92020El Cajon220
92021El Cajon341
92022El Cajon10
92024Encinitas425
92025Escondido426
92026Escondido211
92027Escondido111
92028Fallbrook573
92029Escondido51
92030Escondido10
92033Escondido40
92036Julian120
92037La Jolla415
92038La Jolla20
92040Lakeside550
92054Oceanside320
92055Camp Pendleton10
92056Oceanside370
92057Oceanside130
92058Oceanside10
92059Pala40
92060Palomar Mountain11
92061Pauma Valley10
92064Poway525
92065Ramona586
92067Rancho Santa Fe61
92069San Marcos292
92070Santa Ysabel20
92071Santee272
92072Santee10
92075Solana Beach152
92078San Marcos50
92081Vista30
92082Valley Center94
92083Vista232
92084Vista301
92085Vista10
92086Warner Springs11
92088Fallbrook10
92091Rancho Santa Fe20
92092La Jolla10
92093La Jolla21
92101San Diego50
92102San Diego60
92103San Diego171
92104San Diego192
92105San Diego80
92106San Diego151
92107San Diego172
92108San Diego60
92109San Diego130
92110San Diego150
92111San Diego123
92113San Diego20
92114San Diego20
92115San Diego193
92116San Diego70
92117San Diego142
92118Coronado160
92119San Diego170
92120San Diego252
92121San Diego31
92122San Diego250
92123San Diego80
92124San Diego160
92126San Diego4617
92127San Diego100
92128San Diego210
92129San Diego190
92130San Diego280
92131San Diego160
92139San Diego40
92154San Diego30
92160San Diego80
92173San Ysidro141

2005 air pollution in San Diego County:

Carbon Monoxide: 4 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.106 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.087 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 28 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 154 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.013 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in San Diego County: Pine Hills Lodge (A), Silvano Ranch (B), Rincon Refugio (C), Borrego Palm Canyon Campground (D), Oliver Ranch (E), Brinniger Ranch (F), Treanor Ranch (G), Nichols Ranch (H), Mesa Chiquita Ranch (I), Matagua Ranch (J), Aqua Dulce (K), Japatu Station (L), Oakzanita Springs Campground (M), Dulzura Community Cemetery (N), Dulin Ranch (O), Inspiration Point (P), Paso Picacho Campground (Q), Ivanhoe Ranch (R), Horse Heaven Group Camp (S), Honey Springs Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Viejas Outlet Center Shopping Center (1), River Shopping Center (2), River Village San Luis Rey Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Diego County include: Santa Ysabel Chapel (A), Indian Church (B), Pauma Mission (C), Saint Francis Chapel (D), Buena Vista Baptist Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church (G), Solid Rock Ministries (H), New Harvest Christian Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pauma Valley Cemetery (1), Indian Cemetery (2), Saint Bartholomew Cemetery (3), Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery (4), Indian Cemetery (5), Saint Carmel Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Natural Rock Tanks (A), Lost Lake (B), Lake Jean (C), Little Laguna Lake (D), Twin Lakes (E), Big Lake (F), Big Laguna Lake (G), Chimney Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hills of the Moon Wash (A), North Fork Sweetwater River (B), Adler Creek (C), Guejito Creek (D), Grapevine Creek (E), Fonts Point Wash (F), Fault Wash (G), Ella Wash (H), Dehr Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Diego County include: Otay County Open Space Preserve (1), Otay Lake County Park (2), Palomar Mountain State Park (3), Lake Henshaw (4), Laguna Recreation Area (5), Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (6), Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (7), Camp Wright Historical Marker (8), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Imperial County , Orange County , Riverside County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 242,117
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 606,254 (41% naturalized citizens)

San Diego County:

21.5%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 110,308
  • 1990 to 1994: 105,194
  • 1985 to 1989: 109,369
  • 1980 to 1984: 82,414
  • 1975 to 1979: 65,168
  • 1970 to 1974: 40,717
  • 1970 to 1974: 28,647
  • 1965 to 1969: 64,437

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.5%

San Diego County marital status for males San Diego County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in San Diego County with a mortgage: 362,087 (55,215 second mortgage, 38,894 home equity loan, 1,604 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 95,177

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for San Diego County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic801,850115
Evangelical Protestant302,320974
Other161,530349
Mainline Protestant74,992211
Black Protestant10,85752
Orthodox7,82819
None1,735,936-
San Diego County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 574
San Diego County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 227
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 487
San Diego County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,238
This county:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
San Diego County:

6.5%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
San Diego County:

22.2%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in San Diego County:

Average size of farms: 78 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $180,925
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $12133.92
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $132,024
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.81%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,597
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.32
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.20%
All wheat for grain: 542 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,212 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44,288 acres

Tornado activity:

San Diego County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 64027632.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/8/1961, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

San Diego County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 644% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from San Diego County center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from San Diego County center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in San Diego County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 19, Floods: 15, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (48%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in San Diego County (%):

  • German (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

San Diego County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 960,065 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 169,340 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37,948 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,022 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 350 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2,527 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 177 (0%)
  • Taxi: 733 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4,365 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7,460 (1%)
  • Walked: 44,107 (3%)
  • Other means: 13,227 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 57,182 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in San Diego County, California in 2000:

  • 27,385 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 13,079 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 11,411 people in military ships
  • 9,745 people in nursing homes
  • 9,171 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5,876 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4,620 people in state prisons
  • 2,530 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 2,226 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,950 people in other group homes
  • 1,472 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,097 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 946 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 940 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 623 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 619 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 465 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 386 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 317 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 276 people in religious group quarters
  • 274 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 251 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 249 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 230 people in halfway houses
  • 196 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 170 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 160 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 98 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 88 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 82 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 82 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 56 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 44 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

People in group quarters in San Diego County, California in 2010:

  • 29,658 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 16,055 people in college/university student housing
  • 13,939 people in military ships
  • 9,270 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6,469 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5,044 people in state prisons
  • 4,859 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4,478 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,494 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2,404 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,796 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,728 people in federal detention centers
  • 867 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 811 people in federal prisons
  • 587 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 399 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 311 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 249 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 187 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 174 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 82 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 62 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 43 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,999.

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
California average:

5.03%


0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,965 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.28%
California average:

0.07%

2.06% relocated from other counties in California ($17,862 average AGI)
3.05% relocated from other states ($25,758 average AGI)
San Diego County:

3.05%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.46% ($46,993 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.39% ($43,822)
from Orange County, CA  0.27% ($52,789)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($46,962)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.14% ($36,853)
from Clark County, NV  0.10% ($40,981)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.08% ($66,189)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
California average:

5.12%


0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,376 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.24%
California average:

0.10%

2.07% relocated to other counties in California ($18,526 average AGI)
2.93% relocated to other states ($25,797 average AGI)
San Diego County:

2.93%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Riverside County, CA  0.48% ($46,491 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.43% ($42,108)
to Orange County, CA  0.28% ($53,100)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($41,513)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.11% ($34,877)
to Clark County, NV  0.09% ($47,133)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.08% ($74,979)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in San Diego County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in San Diego County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Diego County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 350,167 (310,855 aged, 39,312 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 40.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.4
  • Suffocation - 2.0
  • Other - 8.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 45.1
  • Suffocation - 22.8
  • Poisoning - 20.2
  • Fall - 6.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.3
  • Drowning - 2.1
  • Other - 5.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,993,347

Size of family households: 259,987 2-persons, 163,708 3-persons, 151,567 4-persons, 77,987 5-persons, 35,328 6-persons, 31,903 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 261,217 1-person, 79,429 2-persons, 15,750 3-persons, 6,426 4-persons, 2,198 5-persons, 821 6-persons, 544 7-or-more-persons.

482,590 married couples with children.
155,738 single-parent households (36,456 men, 119,282 women).

67.0% of residents of San Diego County speak English at home.
21.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
7.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $25,892,781,000 ($8832 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,518,232,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,508,907,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,254,175,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,466,000
Federal grants: $4,018,650,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,852,523,000 ($5,117,668,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,237,061,000 ($5,067,023,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $338,505,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $879,235,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,537,275,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 232,321
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 102,794
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +91,725
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -97,536
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in San Diego County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 438.17 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 10,357
  • 2000 to 2004: 140,505
  • 1990 to 1999: 145,197
  • 1980 to 1989: 246,900
  • 1970 to 1979: 273,608
  • 1960 to 1969: 143,273
  • 1950 to 1959: 125,375
  • 1940 to 1949: 42,067
  • 1939 or earlier: 49,517
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Diego County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2,613
  • 2 rooms: 14,774
  • 3 rooms: 37,151
  • 4 rooms: 55,834
  • 5 rooms: 115,639
  • 6 rooms: 127,789
  • 7 rooms: 94,964
  • 8 rooms: 60,194
  • 9+ rooms: 42,531
  • 1 room: 38,230
  • 2 rooms: 78,383
  • 3 rooms: 96,805
  • 4 rooms: 111,043
  • 5 rooms: 65,492
  • 6 rooms: 31,337
  • 7 rooms: 13,249
  • 8 rooms: 5,656
  • 9+ rooms: 2,993
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in San Diego County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6,615
  • 1 bedroom: 31,321
  • 2 bedrooms: 130,095
  • 3 bedrooms: 222,823
  • 4 bedrooms: 132,571
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28,064
  • no bedroom: 48,031
  • 1 bedroom: 148,457
  • 2 bedrooms: 165,500
  • 3 bedrooms: 61,142
  • 4 bedrooms: 17,641
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,417
Cars and other vehicles available in San Diego County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 18,091
  • 1 vehicle: 146,478
  • 2 vehicles: 250,050
  • 3 vehicles: 95,221
  • 4 vehicles: 29,238
  • 5+ vehicles: 12,411
  • no vehicle: 61,887
  • 1 vehicle: 200,022
  • 2 vehicles: 141,620
  • 3 vehicles: 29,661
  • 4 vehicles: 7,165
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,833

47% of San Diego County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in California.

San Diego County:

47.1%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $230,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Diego County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.6%)
  • Electricity (16.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (49.6%)
  • Electricity (45.1%)
  • No fuel used (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 29,076
Here:

8.6%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,945
Here:

6.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28,445
Here:

14.1%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

San Diego County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $358,761,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,700,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $26,274,000
    General - Other: $23,451,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,647,000
    Housing and Community Development: $904,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $537,071,000
    Health - Other: $517,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $345,579,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $215,038,000
    Police Protection: $207,400,000
    Correctional Institutions: $199,602,000
    General - Other: $188,637,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,832,000
    Central Staff Services: $98,234,000
    Corrections - Other: $95,283,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $91,589,000
    Financial Administration: $74,078,000
    Regular Highways: $62,867,000
    General Public Buildings: $43,154,000
    Libraries: $27,590,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,480,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,848,000
    Sewerage: $12,368,000
    Air Transportation: $6,661,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,409,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $1,780,044,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,599,601,000
    Other Investments - Other: $697,525,000
    Corporate Stocks: $583,074,000
    Benefit Payments: $323,076,000
    Withdrawals: $2,992,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $125,082,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $197,231,000
    General - Other: $83,178,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $76,948,000
    General - Other: $4,898,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $57,389,000
    Air Transportation: $10,565,000
    Regular Highways: $8,847,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,787,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,284,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,178,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Financial Administration: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $99,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,052,376,000

San Diego County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $195,900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $16,178,000
    Sewerage: $15,895,000
    Regular Highways: $12,965,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,458,000
    Air Transportation: $7,127,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,869,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,047,748,000
    From Parent Local Government: $302,460,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $41,911,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $120,175,000
    All Other: $33,386,000
    Air Transportation: $9,988,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,394,000
    General Local Government Support: $719,000
    Natural Resources: $72,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $255,970,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,964,000
    Education: $4,786,000
    Housing and Community Development: $505,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $109,513,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,990,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $26,104,000
    Rents: $13,519,000
    Sale of Property: $12,418,000
    Special Assessments: $6,819,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $837,000
    Royalties: $100,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $985,610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $472,963,000
    Education: $335,011,000
    All Other: $333,685,000
    General Local Government Support: $261,695,000
    Highways: $58,333,000
  • Tax - Property: $584,772,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $31,027,000
    Other License: $18,411,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $18,318,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,188,000
    NEC: $6,723,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,742,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,180,000

San Diego County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,754,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,568,027,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,980,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,253,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,200,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,890,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $310,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $369,280,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $250,000,000

San Diego County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,498,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,228,362,000
    Total Federal Securities: $471,529,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,782,284,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,112,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

San Diego County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

San Diego County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 601 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13,120$301,14016,161$327,64555,159$329,5721,988$233,247198$2,631,0617,102$276,589422$168,291
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,486$292,5752,349$326,1616,192$349,289262$171,97713$936,692991$269,813184$101,538
APPLICATIONS DENIED2,424$290,0403,941$306,21718,132$360,6991,059$160,88442$1,453,4763,130$271,442488$112,721
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2,240$297,2033,097$335,18911,558$349,034477$201,12218$1,935,0561,701$274,914110$178,473
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS493$282,497586$306,5363,083$351,087161$189,2484$1,022,500383$262,52248$93,188
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 543 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,537$291,716401$347,68330$199,1670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED664$306,426247$365,71732$210,4382$139,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED382$287,539168$358,14913$207,3850$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN132$311,62952$382,7312$120,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS96$299,50021$339,19010$299,2000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in San Diego County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10,99874.9 years
William9,36575.2 years
Mary9,25380.0 years
Robert9,12672.3 years
James7,32972.3 years
Charles5,71875.5 years
George5,41076.5 years
Helen4,93981.3 years
Margaret4,56680.6 years
Dorothy4,55579.5 years
Most common last names in San Diego County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3,94476.5 years
Johnson2,98976.8 years
Brown2,11376.2 years
Miller2,01977.1 years
Williams1,91875.0 years
Jones1,88275.1 years
Anderson1,71377.6 years
Davis1,51674.8 years
Wilson1,40776.4 years
Taylor1,20375.3 years
Businesses in San Diego County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness32Jack In The Box26
7-Eleven139Jamba Juice36
99 Cents Only Stores17JoS. A. Bank3
ALDO10Johnny Rockets2
AMF Bowling1Jones New York61
AT&T59Journeys8
Abercrombie & Fitch5Justice8
Abercrombie Kids3KFC48
Ace Hardware15Kincaid4
Aeropostale10Kmart5
Aerosoles1Kohl's10
Albertsons41Kroger36
American Eagle Outfitters9LA Fitness12
Ann Taylor9La Quinta7
Apple Store5La-Z-Boy3
Applebee's9Lane Bryant8
Arby's13Lane Furniture13
Ashley Furniture3LensCrafters11
Audi3Levi Strauss & Co.3
AutoZone44Little Caesars Pizza50
Avenue4Loews1
BMW5Long John Silver's4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Lowe's7
Bakers1Macy's11
Bally Total Fitness3Marriott25
Banana Republic9Marshalls12
Barnes & Noble12MasterBrand Cabinets87
Baskin-Robbins26Mazda5
Bath & Body Works16McDonald's109
Bebe5Men's Wearhouse12
Bed Bath & Beyond8Motel 611
Ben & Jerry's3Motherhood Maternity21
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance38
Best Western27New York & Co7
Big O Tires9Nike146
Blockbuster50Nissan8
Brooks Brothers3Nordstrom6
Brookstone4Office Depot17
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy8
Budget Car Rental5Olive Garden7
Burger King40On The Border4
CVS78Outback7
Cache3Outback Steakhouse7
CarMax1Pac Sun10
Carl\s Jr.59Panda Express47
Casual Male XL3Panera Bread15
Catherines3Papa John's Pizza27
Charlotte Russe10Payless42
Chevrolet7Penske22
Chick-Fil-A5PetSmart11
Chico's10Pier 1 Imports12
Chipotle13Pizza Hut44
Chuck E. Cheese's7Plato's Closet1
Church's Chicken6Popeyes10
Cinnabon 5Pottery Barn2
Circle K14Pottery Barn Kids1
Clarion1Quality4
Clarks4Quiznos26
Cold Stone Creamery29RadioShack43
Coldwater Creek4Ramada11
ColorTyme3Red Lobster5
Comfort Inn7Red Robin4
Comfort Suites4Red Roof Inn1
Costco13Rite Aid47
Crate & Barrel3Rodeway Inn6
Cricket Wireless90Rue212
Curves27Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
DHL52SAS Shoes8
Dairy Queen16SONIC Drive-In2
Days Hotel1Safeway47
Days Inn10Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry9Sears23
Dennys39Sephora7
Discount Tire26Sheraton5
Domino's Pizza31Skechers USA6
DressBarn2Soma Intimates2
Dressbarn2Spencer Gifts5
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel61
Eddie Bauer3Staples21
El Pollo Loco22Starbucks192
Ethan Allen3Subaru4
Express9Subway169
Extended Stay America4Super 810
Famous Footwear10T-Mobile127
Fashion Bug1T.G.I. Driday's6
FedEx378T.J.Maxx5
Finish Line2Taco Bell54
Firestone Complete Auto Care16Talbots5
Foot Locker10Target20
Forever 218The Athlete's Foot1
Fredericks Of Hollywood6The Cheesecake Factory2
GNC56The Limited1
GameStop45The Room Place4
Gap12Torrid5
Goodwill12Toyota10
Gymboree10Toys"R"Us15
H&M4Trader Joe's12
H&R Block91Travelodge6
Haagen-Dazs2True Value11
Haworth2U-Haul74
Hawthorn1UPS430
Hilton21Urban Outfitters4
Holiday Inn27Vans75
Hollister Co.7Verizon Wireless41
Home Depot21Victoria's Secret13
HomeTown Buffet10Volkswagen7
Homestead Studio Suites2Vons55
Honda9Walgreens26
Hot Topic8Walmart18
Howard Johnson5Wendy's27
Hyatt7Westin2
IHOP23Wet Seal4
IKEA1Whole Foods Market2
IZOD2World Gym2
J. Jill2YMCA19
J.Crew2Z Gallerie2
JCPenney6

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