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California’s southernmost major city is near the U.S. border with Mexico. San Diego residents enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with beautiful beaches, diverse dining and recreational opportunities, and wonderful weather. San Diego is host to the popular annual Comic-Con event. Visitors enjoy restaurants and nightclubs in the historic Gas Lamp Quarter downtown. SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo are internationally famous local attractions. The U.S. Navy, local public school system, and UC San Diego are the area’s major employers. Active San Diegans surf, sunbathe, run, fish and enjoy many other activities their coastal location offers.

San Diego, CA Demographics

  • Total Population1,390,966
  • Female 700,029
    Male 690,937
  • Median Age34.3

Average Rent in San Diego, CA

  • San Diego, CA Average Rental Price, December 2019 $2,223 /mo

    San Diego, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,0002%
    • $1,001-$1,5007%
    • $1,501-$2,00032%
    • > $2,00059%

    San Diego, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
    San Diego, CA $1,988 $1,961 $2,045 $2,054 $2,061 $2,164 $2,186 $2,155 $2,216 $2,223 $2,223
    National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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    San Diego, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households497,189
    • Family 300,536
      Non-family 196,653
    • Children 149,248
      No Children 347,941
    • Average People Per Household2.72
    • Median Household Income$71,535
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,642

    San Diego, CA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School24%
    • Some College24%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree24%
    • Graduate Degree16%

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