This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, San Diego has a very low population density. San Diego is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
San Diego, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. San Diego has a population density of 4,034, with 1,308,372 current residents.
Out of the 1,308,372 current residents, 50% are male and 49% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 72% Sun
- 10% Rain
- 0% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 33 years Median home age
- $337,190 Median home price
- -9.42% Home appreciation rate
- 7.35% Annual property tax
As for living in San Diego, the air quality is 5% and the weather, on average, is 72% sunny, 10% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in San Diego, you should know that 47.3% of homes are owned while 48.2% of homes are rented, and 4.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $337,190, the median age of homes is 33 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.42% and the annual property tax is 7.35%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of San Diego, it’s important to determine the crime rate. San Diego’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in San Diego is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.15% Democratic, 43.95% Republican, and 1.90% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
83%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
14%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at San Diego, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.50% of residents are unemployed in San Diego (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed San Diego residents: 15.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 27.15% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.4% are in the customer service field, 26.4% are in the sales field, 0.24% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.10%, 7.54% of residents have an associate’s degree, 22.32% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 13.52% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in San Diego, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of San Diego have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.