Latest Data (2017)
Population 1,419,516
Nationwide Rank 8

Quick Facts

San Diego, California is the 8th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

San Diego, California is a city.

San Diego, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 San Diego had its largest population ever.

San Diego, California's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

San Diego, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1 New York, New York 8,622,698 7.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,999,759 7.9%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,716,450 -6.1%
4 Houston, Texas 2,312,717 16.9%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,626,078 22.5%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,580,863 4.4%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
8 San Diego 1,419,516 15.7%
10 San Jose 1,035,317 14.5%
13 San Francisco 884,363 13.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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