Latest Data (2015)
Population 1,394,928
Nationwide Rank 8

Quick Facts

San Diego, California is the 8th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

San Diego, California is a city.

San Diego, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 San Diego had its largest population ever.

San Diego, California's growth is about average. 49% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Diego, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
2 Los Angeles, California 7.2%
3 Chicago, Illinois -6.0%
4 Houston, Texas 16.0%
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3.5%
6 Phoenix, Arizona 17.7%
7 San Antonio, Texas 26.2%
8 San Diego, California 13.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 9.1%
10 San Jose, California 13.6%
11 Austin, Texas 38.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 17.8%
13 San Francisco, California 11.2%
14 Indianapolis, Indiana 9.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 1,394,928 8
2014 1,381,069 8
2013 1,355,896 8
2012 1,338,348 8
2011 1,320,274 8
2010 1,307,402 8
2009 1,306,300 8
2008 1,305,754 8
2007 1,297,624 8
2006 1,294,071 7
2005 1,284,347 7
2004 1,274,878 7
2003 1,263,423 7
2002 1,248,417 7
2001 1,235,642 7
2000 1,226,804 7
1990 1,111,031 6
1980 875,538 8
1970 696,769 14
1960 573,224 18
1950 334,387 31
1940 203,341 43
1930 147,995 53
1920 74,683 93