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San Diego, CA

San Diego is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
1,401,930
San Diego Population7
$
54,073
Median Income6
9.9
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

San Diego's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 11%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

34.7
Median Age7
9.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

San Diego residents are predominantly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 28.9% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 17.8%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

San Diego is almost never hot or cold and there is little rain and no snow. The city sees an average temperature of 70°F in July and 10 inches of rain per year

Weather

11
%
Chance of Rain11
69
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in San Diego increased by 62% since 2010 which is 20% higher than the national average and 11% lower than the state average

Rent

$
2,750
Monthly Average12
53
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

San Diego is a somewhat low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 31% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
9.0
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

San Diego has a very low employment rate of 90% which is 4% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Qualcomm and Petco Holdings

Income

15.3
%
<$25,0006
21.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

San Diego is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results43

Representatives

Mayor28 Kevin Faulconer
Republican
House of Representative28 Scott Peters
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital And Hlthcr Ctr, is 2.1 miles from the center of San Diego, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA San Diego Healthcare System, is 10.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Scripps La Jolla Hospitals, is 10.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#57 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#51 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#48 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#36 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report34
#59 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub35
 

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