Latest Data (2016)
Population 1,406,630
Nationwide Rank 8

Quick Facts

San Diego, California is the 8th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

San Diego, California is a city.

San Diego, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 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 In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1 New York, New York 8,537,673 6.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,976,322 7.3%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,704,958 -6.5%
4 Houston, Texas 2,303,482 16.4%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,615,017 21.7%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,567,872 3.5%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,492,510 28.2%
8 San Diego, California 1,406,630 14.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,317,929 10.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,025,350 13.4%
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
8 San Diego 1,406,630 14.6%
10 San Jose 1,025,350 13.4%
13 San Francisco 870,887 12.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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