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Fast Facts About the City of San Diego

Year Founded
1769

Year Chartered
1850

Population (2020)
1,430,483

Median Age (2020)
35.9

Housing Units (2020)
545,149

Median Household Income (2020)
$72,807

Ethnicity (2020)
African-American 5.8%
Asian and Pacific Islander 14.9%
Hispanic 30.9%
White 44.1%
Other 3.9%

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
2,993 miles

Number of Recreation Centers
58

City Park Land
40,000+ acres of developed and undeveloped open space

Number of Libraries
36

Number of Fire Stations
52

Number of Police Division Stations
9

Average Annual Precipitation
9.9 inches

Average High Temperatures
July 75 degrees
December 65 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

Official City Flag

Official Motto
Semper Vigilans (Ever Vigilant)

Official Urban Tree
Jacaranda

Official Native Tree
Torrey Pine

Official Flower
Carnation