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Fast Facts About the City of San Diego

Year Founded
1769

Year Chartered
1850

Population (January 2007)
1,316,837

Median Age (January 2006)
34.3

Housing Units (January 2006)
499,730

Median Household Income (2006)
$47,816

Ethnicity (January 2006)
African-American 8%
Asian/Other 15%
Hispanic 24%
White 46%
Other 4%

Land Area of City
342.4 square miles

Land Use (May 2006)
Park & Open Space 28%
Residential 24%
Public/Semi-Public 17%
Transportation 14%
Commercial/Industrial 8%
Vacant 4%
Agricultural 3%
Water 2%

Coastline
70 miles

Streets and Alleys (2006)
2993 miles

Number of Recreation Centers
51

Number of Major Staffed Facilities
114

City Park Land
39,314 acres of developed and undeveloped open space

Number of Libraries
35

Average Annual Precipitation
9.4 inches

Average Temperatures
July 70 degrees
December 57 degrees

Elevation
Highest Point: Cowles Mountain,1,586 feet
Lowest Point: Sea Level
Average Altitude: 13 feet

Latitude
32.44 degrees north

Longitude
117.10 degrees west

Official City Seal/ Corporate Identity

Official City Flag

Official Motto
Semper Vigilans (Ever Vigilant)

Official Urban Tree
Jacaranda

Official Native Tree
Torrey Pine

Official Flower
Carnation