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People Facts San Diego County California
Population, 2012 estimate 3,177,063 38,041,430
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 3,095,308 37,253,956
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 2.6% 2.1%
Population, 2010 3,095,313 37,253,956
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.6% 6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.1% 24.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 11.6% 11.7%
Female persons, percent, 2011 49.8% 50.3%
 
White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 77.0% 74.0%
Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 5.6% 6.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 1.4% 1.7%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 11.4% 13.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2011 (a) 0.6% 0.5%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 4.1% 3.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 32.5% 38.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 48.0% 39.7%
 
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 82.9% 84.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 23.2% 27.2%
Language other than English spoken at home,
percent age 5+, 2007-2011
36.7% 43.2%
High school graduate or higher,
percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
85.3% 80.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher,
percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
34.2% 30.2%
Veterans, 2007-2011 240,577 1,997,566
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 24.4 27
 
Housing units, 2011 1,168,679 13,720,462
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 55.2% 56.7%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 35.6% 30.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $455,000 $421,600
 
Households, 2007-2011 1,064,048 12,433,172
Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.79 2.91
Per capita money income in the past 12 months
(2011 dollars), 2007-2011
$30,955 $29,634
Median household income, 2007-2011 $63,857 $61,632
Persons below poverty, percent, 2007 13.0% 14.4%
 
Business Facts San Diego County California
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 75,794 849,875
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 1,101,324 12,536,402
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 4.7% -2.7
Non-employer establishments, 2010 231,444 2,814,409
Total number of firms, 2007 291,124 3,425,510
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.9% 4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.3% 1.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 10.0% 14.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms,
percent, 2007
0.3% 0.3%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 15.2% 16.5%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 29.9% 30.3%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 27,541,073 491,372,092
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 33,704,921 598,456,486
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 38,710,620 455,032,270
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $13,009 $12,561
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2007 ($1000) 9,551,513 80,852,787
Building permits, 2011 5,370 45,471
 
Geography Facts San Diego County California
Land area in square miles, 2010 4,206.63 155,779.22
Persons per square mile, 2010 735.8 239.1

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts