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City of San Diego Population Pie Chart: White - 44.5%, Hispanic - 28.3%, Asian and Pacific Islander - 16.0%, Black - 6.9%, American Indian - 0.4%, Other - 4.0%
City of San Diego Population
Race and Ethnicity, August 2010
Source: SANDAG
 
Because of San Diego's proximity to Mexico, the region is becoming increasingly multicultural. The City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places in the nation. More than 100 languages are spoken by San Diego residents whose families have come from all parts of the world. The median age of San Diego's population is 34.9, with 25 percent of its residents under the age of 20 and only 12 percent age 65 and over (SANDAG).
  • With more than 1.3 million people, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and the second-largest in California, according the the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • The population of San Diego has grown steadily over the years. The City's Transit-Oriented Development plans for a compact land-use pattern with housing, public parks, plazas, jobs and services located along key points on the transit system. For more information, view the PDF icon Transit-Oriented Development Design Guidelines .
  • By 2020, the City's population is forecast to be 1.54 million, with 3.54 million people in the entire county. By 2030, the City's population is forecast to be 1.69 million, with 3.54 million people in the county. By 2040, the City's population is forecast to be 1.82 million, with 4.16 million people in the county. By 2050, the City's population is forecast to be 1.95 million, with 4.38 million people in the county.

For more information about the population of San Diego, visit the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) website. SANDAG keeps track of census information for the City and region and provides population estimates and forecasts. The City of San Diego is a member of SANDAG.

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