Latest Data (2018)
Population 1,425,976
Nationwide Rank 8

Quick Facts

San Diego, California is the 8th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

San Diego, California is a city.

San Diego, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 San Diego had its largest population ever.

San Diego, California's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Diego, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1 New York, New York 8,398,748 4.7%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,990,456 7.7%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,705,994 -6.5%
4 Houston, Texas 2,325,502 17.5%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,660,272 25.1%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,138 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,532,233 31.6%
8 San Diego, California 1,425,976 16.2%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,345,047 12.9%
10 San Jose, California 1,030,119 14.0%
11 Austin, Texas 964,254 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 903,889 22.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 895,008 63.9%
14 Columbus, Ohio 892,533 24.6%
15 San Francisco, California 883,305 13.6%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 872,498 53.1%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 867,125 10.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 744,955 32.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
8 San Diego 1,425,976 16.2%
10 San Jose 1,030,119 14.0%
15 San Francisco 883,305 13.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 1,425,976 8
2017 1,419,516 8
2016 1,406,630 8
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