San Diego

The city enjoys abundant sunshine and warm temperatures, making outdoor activities a way of life.

Welcome to San Diego

San Diego, located in Southern California, offers a vibrant and enjoyable lifestyle. With its idyllic weather, stunning beaches, and diverse population, it is a city known for its laid-back and relaxed atmosphere.

One of the biggest draws of life in San Diego is its year-round mild climate. The city enjoys abundant sunshine and warm temperatures, making outdoor activities a way of life. Residents can often be found surfing, hiking, biking, or simply strolling along the picturesque coastline. Balboa Park, a sprawling urban park, provides ample green spaces, museums, and gardens for leisurely enjoyment.

San Diego is also renowned for its beautiful beaches. From popular tourist spots like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach to the more secluded shores of La Jolla and Coronado, there is a beach to suit every preference. These coastal areas offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, and water sports.

The city's cultural diversity is reflected in its cuisine, events, and neighborhoods. San Diego boasts a rich culinary scene, with a wide range of international cuisines to savor. Neighborhoods like Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, and Hillcrest offer a vibrant mix of trendy restaurants, cafes, and bars. The city's various festivals and events, such as Comic-Con International and the Del Mar Races, attract visitors from all over the world.

San Diego is also home to several prominent attractions. Balboa Park houses the world-famous San Diego Zoo, known for its extensive collection of animals and conservation efforts. Other notable landmarks include the historic USS Midway Museum, showcasing a retired aircraft carrier, and the iconic Cabrillo National Monument, offering panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.

The city's thriving economy contributes to a high quality of life for its residents. San Diego is home to numerous industries, including biotechnology, telecommunications, defense, tourism, and maritime activities. It hosts several research institutions, such as the University of California, San Diego, and various military bases. The job market is diverse and offers opportunities across different sectors.

In terms of education, San Diego is home to excellent schools and universities. The San Diego Unified School District oversees a large number of public schools, and there are numerous private and charter schools as well. Higher education institutions like the University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University, and several community colleges provide a wide range of educational opportunities.

Overall, life in San Diego offers a unique blend of outdoor living, cultural diversity, and economic opportunities. With its beautiful surroundings, thriving economy, and welcoming community, it is no wonder that San Diego is often considered one of the most desirable places to live in California.

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Overview for San Diego, CA

1,386,649 people live in San Diego, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $48,642. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,386,649

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,642

Average individual Income

Around San Diego, CA

There's plenty to do around San Diego, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
35
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bulldog Brew, Another Mother's Cookies, and Citizen Brewers.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.08 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.14 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.01 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Diego, CA

San Diego has 509,308 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Diego do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,386,649 people call San Diego home. The population density is 11,587.633 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,386,649

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

51.05 / 48.95%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
509,308

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$48,642

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Diego, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby San Diego. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Howard Pence Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Nestor Language Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Montgomery Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ocean View Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Finney (Myrtle S.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
St Charles Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Los Altos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Silver Wing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Godfrey G. Berry Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
George Nicoloff Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Sunnyslope Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Park Village Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sunset Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Willow Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Miramar Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Solana Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Chabad Hebrew Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Charter School of San Diego
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Carmel Del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Adobe Bluffs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Los Penasquitos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rolling Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Christ The Cornerstone Lutheran Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Good Shepherd Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Montessori Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Del Mar Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Highland Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Black Mountain Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Canyon View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bernardo Heights Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Jonas Salk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Solana Pacific Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Kinderhouse Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Cathedral Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Del Mar Hills Nursery School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scripps Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Innovations Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Del Mar Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
San Pasqual Union Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Horton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Webster Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
San Diego Business/Leadership
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Rodriguez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Logan Memorial Educational Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Tabernacle Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
America's Finest Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Gompers Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Holly Drive Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Cabrillo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Pacific View Leadership Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5