What is the current population of San Diego?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of San Diego is 1,423,851. San Diego, California is the 8th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of San Diego?

The current population of San Diego (1,423,851) is it's peak population.

How quickly is San Diego growing?

San Diego has grown 16.0% since the 2000. San Diego, California's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is San Diego the biggest city in California?

No, San Diego is the second largest city in the state of California based on population. The biggest city, Los Angeles, is 2.8x bigger than San Diego.

What county is San Diego, California in?

San Diego is located entirely in San Diego County.

What is the population density of San Diego, California?

San Diego has a population density of 4,020.4 people per square mile.

What is the size of San Diego, California in square miles?

San Diego has an area of 325.2 square miles. San Diego is the 20th largest city, by area, in the United States. Among cities in California, San Diego is the 2nd largest city by area.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,423,851 8
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1 New York, New York 8,336,817 4.0%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,979,576 7.4%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,693,976 -6.9%
4 Houston, Texas 2,320,268 17.3%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,680,992 26.6%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,064 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,547,253 32.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,423,851 16.0%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,343,573 12.8%
10 San Jose, California 1,021,795 13.0%
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8 San Diego 1,423,851 16.0%
10 San Jose 1,021,795 13.0%
16 San Francisco 881,549 13.4%

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