The Full Wiki

San Diego County, California: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Did you know ...


More interesting facts on San Diego County, California

Include this on your site/blog:

Encyclopedia

Advertisements

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

San Diego County, California
Seal of San Diego County, California
Map of California highlighting San Diego County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
California's location in the U.S.
Seat San Diego
Largest city San Diego
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,526 sq mi (11,722 km²)
4,200 sq mi (10,878 km²)
326 sq mi (844 km²), 7.20%
PopulationEst.
 - (2009)
 - Density

3,208,466
712/sq mi (275/km²)
Founded 1850
Named for San Diego City
Website sdcounty.ca.gov

San Diego County is a county located near the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California. It is the southwesternmost county in the contiguous 48 states. The population in 2000 was 2,813,835. A July 2008 estimate placed the population at 3,001,072 people, making it the third most populous county in California, just behind its northern neighbor Orange County.[1] The population in 2009 was 3,208,466 making it the sixth most-populous county in the United States.[2] The county seat and largest city is San Diego.

The county contains the American metropolitan statistical area San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos. In addition, San Diego County is part of the San Diego – Tijuana metropolitan area, an area with over 5 million people and the largest bi-national metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico. San Diego County is also part of the Southern California Southern Border region, also referred to as San Diego-Imperial, the smallest but most economically diverse region in the state.[3]

San Diego County lies just north of the Mexican border, sharing a border with Tijuana. It lies south of Orange County and Riverside County and west of Imperial County. It is home to miles of beaches, a mild Mediterranean to semi-arid climate,[4] and 16 military facilities hosting the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Marine Corps.

Contents

History

The area which is now San Diego County has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years by Kumeyaay (also called Diegueño), Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians.[5]

European settlement in what is now San Diego County began with the founding of the Mission San Diego de Alcalá by the Spanish, in 1769. The county was part of Alta California under the Viceroyalty of New Spain until the Mexican revolution. From 1821 until 1848 the area was part of Mexico.

San Diego County became part of the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, ending the U.S.-Mexican War. This treaty designated the new border as terminating at a point on the Pacific Ocean coast which would result in the border passing one Spanish league south of the southernmost portion of San Diego Bay, thus ensuring that the United States received the natural harbor.

San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, and was created at the time of statehood in 1850.[6] It was named after San Diego Bay, which had been rechristened in 1602 by Sebastián Vizcaíno in honor of the Franciscan St. Didacus of Alcalá, known in Spanish as San Diego de Alcalá de Henares, and whose name was borne by Vizcaíno's flagship.

As originally created in 1850 San Diego County was quite large and included most of southeastern California south and east of Los Angeles County. As such it included major parts of what are now Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties.[6]

The later part of the 19th century witnessed numerous realignments of county boundaries. The most recent changes were the creation of Riverside County, in 1893,[7] and Imperial County, in 1907.[8]

Geography

"East County" communities in red. In dark red are the cities of Santee and El Cajon which mark the western edge of East County. Unincorporated communities are in light red, including Lakeside and Alpine. Alpine marks the eastern edge of East County.
"North County" communities. Coastal cities are in dark blue, unincorporated coastal communities are in light blue. Inland cities are in dark yellow, unincorporated inland communities are in light yellow.
*this map does not include neighborhoods of San Diego that are regognized as being part of North County (ex. La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, Rancho Bernardo)
*Areas in white that are in this general region would be considered part of North County, only cities and unincorporated communities are colored on this map.
"South Bay Communities" of San Diego County. The cities of National City, Chula Vista, and Imperial Beach are in dark orange. The unincorporated community of Bonita is in light orange. San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, neighborhoods of the city of San Diego, are in pink.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,526 sq mi (11,721 km²). 4,200 sq mi (10,878 km²) of it is land and 326 sq mi (843 km²) of it (7.20%) is water.

San Diego County has a varied topography. On its western side is 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. Most of San Diego between the coast and the Laguna Mountains consists of hills, mesas, and canyons. Snow-capped (in winter) mountains rise to the northeast, with the Sonoran Desert to the far east. Cleveland National Forest is spread across the central portion of the county, while Anza-Borrego Desert State Park occupies most of the northeast.

North San Diego County is known locally as "North County"; the exact geographic definitions of "North County" vary, but it includes the northern suburbs and sometimes certain northern neighborhoods of the city of San Diego.

The eastern suburbs are collectively known as "East County", though most still lie in the western third of the county. The southern suburbs and southern detached portion of the city of San Diego, extending to the Mexican border, are collectively referred to as "South Bay".

Cities and towns in San Diego County

Incorporated cities

Many of the cities seen from the sky as part of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area.

Unincorporated communities

Urban communities of San Diego County

In San Diego County, many of the urban cities and communities are located on the south side of Interstate 8.

Indian reservations

San Diego County has 18 federally-recognized Indian reservations, more than any other county in the United States.[9] Although they are typical in size to other Indian reservations in California (many of which are termed "Rancherías"), they are relatively tiny by national standards,[citation needed] and all together total 200.2 square miles (518.5 km²) of area.

  • Pauma and Yuima Indian Reservation
  • Rincon Indian Reservation
  • San Pasqual Indian Reservation
  • Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation
  • Sycuan Indian Reservation
  • Viejas Indian Reservation


Adjacent counties and municipios

San Diego
Counties adjacent to San Diego County, California

National protected areas

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Cleveland National Forest (part)
  • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes several individual wildlife refuge areas:[10]
    • San Diego Bay South Bay
    • San Diego Bay Sweetwater Marsh
    • Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge
    • Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (located in Orange County)
    • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
    • Vernal Pools

State parks and protected areas

Mountains

There are 236 mountain summits and peaks in San Diego County[11] including:

Lakes

  • Natural Rock Tanks
  • Little Laguna Lake
  • Big Laguna Lake
  • Big Lake
  • Twin Lakes
  • Jean, Lake
  • Lost Lake
  • Swan Lake

Rivers

Transportation infrastructure

Major highways

Airports

Military facilities

Navy

Marines

Coast Guard

Sites of interest

Politics

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 44.10% 539,939 54.29% 664,685 1.67% 19,270
2004 52.52% 596,033 46.39% 526,437 1.09% 12,378
2000 49.63% 475,736 45.66% 437,666 4.71% 45,232
1996 45.57% 402,876 44.11% 389,964 10.33% 91,311
1992 35.7% 352,125 37.2% 367,397 27.08% 267,124
1988 60.2% 523,143 38.3% 333,264 1.47% 12,788
1984 65.3% 502,344 33.4% 257,029 1.29% 9,894
1980 60.8% 435,910 27.3% 195,410 11.93% 85,546
1976 55.7% 353,302 41.6% 263,654 2.66% 16,839
1972 61.8% 371,627 34.3% 206,455 3.84% 23,055
1968 56.3% 261,540 36.1% 167,669 7.67% 35,654
1964 50.3% 214,445 49.7% 211,808 0.01% 33
1960 56.4% 233,045 43.3% 171,259 0.28% 1,106

San Diego County has historically been a Republican stronghold: 2008 was the first time in decades that a Democratic presidential nominee won a majority of the county's votes (though in 1992 Bill Clinton won a plurality). The city of San Diego itself is more Democratic than the county's average (though fairly moderate for a large city) and has voted for Democrats Clinton, Gore, Kerry, and Obama in the last five presidential elections respectively. The city of San Diego, as well as La Jolla, Coronado and Imperial Beach, is part of the 53rd congressional district which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of D +12. San Diego's northern and eastern suburbs tend to be very conservative. Northern suburbs including Carlsbad are part of the 50th district with a CPVI of R +5. In the 2004 presidential election, San Diego, Encinitas, National City, Del Mar, and some other areas voted for John Kerry; San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Coronado, Santee, Poway, El Cajon, and Vista overwhelmingly backed George W. Bush. Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Solana Beach, and Imperial Beach are considered swing areas of the county – Chula Vista and Imperial Beach narrowly backed Al Gore in 2000 but narrowly voted for Bush in 2004, while Solana Beach switched from Bush in 2000 to Kerry in 2004. La Mesa narrowly voted for Bush both times, and Lemon Grove narrowly went Democratic both times. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first Democrat to win a majority of votes in San Diego County since World War II. Obama captured Chula Vista, Oceanside, and Carlsbad.

One unique feature of the political scene is the use of Golden Hall, a convention facility next to City Hall, as a central elections center. The County Registrar of Voters rents the hall to distribute election results. Supporters and political observers are invited to watch the results come in, candidates give their victory and concession speeches and host parties for campaign volunteers and donors at the site, and television stations broadcast from the floor of the convention center. Golden Hall was scheduled to be closed in 2004, but was reused again for the November 2005 special election. The atmosphere on the evening of election day is often comparable to the voting portion of a political party national convention.[12]

In the House of Representatives, all of California's 50th, 52nd, and 53rd districts and parts of the 49th and 51st districts are in the county. By district, the seats are held by Republican Darrell Issa, Republican Brian Bilbray, Democrat Bob Filner, Republican Duncan D. Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis.

On Nov. 4, 2008 San Diego County voted 53.8 % for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages, thus restoring Proposition 22 which was overturned by a ruling from the California Supreme Court. However the city of San Diego, along with Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach, voted against Proposition 8.[13]

In the State Assembly, parts of the 66th and 73rd districts, and all of the 74th–79th districts are in the county. Districts 76 and 79 are held by Democrats, Lori Saldaña and Mary Salas respectively; the others are held by Republicans; by district they are Kevin Jeffries, Mimi Walters, Martin Garrick, George A. Plescia, Joel Anderson, and Shirley Horton.

In the State Senate, all of the 39th district and parts of the 36th, 38th, and 40th districts are in the county and are held by Republicans Dennis Hollingsworth and Mark Wyland, and Democrats Christine Kehoe and Denise Moreno Ducheny.

District Location Cook PVI % for Bush, 2004 Median household income[14] Per capita income[14]
49th district Northern San Diego and southwestern Riverside County R +10 63% $46,445 $19,659
50th district Northern San Diego County, including costal communities such as Carlsbad, California but excluding La Jolla R +5 55% $59,813 $29,877
51st district Southern San Diego County, including Chula Vista and National City. Also includes all of Imperial County D +7 46% $39,243 $14,923
52nd district Eastern San Diego County, including La Mesa, El Cajon and Lakeside. R +9 61% $52,940 $24,544
53rd district San Diego including La Jolla, Coronado and Imperial Beach D +12 39% $36,637 $21,715
Mean Districts: 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd R +5 52.8% $47,016 $22,144

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 798
1860 4,324 441.9%
1870 4,951 14.5%
1880 8,018 61.9%
1890 34,987 336.4%
1900 35,090 0.3%
1910 61,665 75.7%
1920 112,248 82.0%
1930 209,659 86.8%
1940 289,348 38.0%
1950 556,808 92.4%
1960 1,033,011 85.5%
1970 1,357,854 31.4%
1980 1,861,846 37.1%
1990 2,498,016 34.2%
2000 2,813,833 12.6%
Est. 2008 3,001,072 6.7%

As of 2006, there were 2,941,454 people, 1,067,846 households, and 663,449 families residing in the county. The population density was 670 people per square mile (259/km²). There were 1,118,410 housing units at an average density of 248 per square mile (96/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.5% White American, 5.2% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 10.2% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 10.3% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. 29.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.0% spoke English, 21.9% Spanish, 3.1% Tagalog and 1.2% Vietnamese as their first language.

In 2000 there were 994,677 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,067, and the median income for a family was $53,438. Males had a median income of $36,952 versus $30,356 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,926. About 8.9% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Current estimates

According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of San Diego County in 2005 was $64,273 (not adjusted for inflation). When adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars; comparable to Census data above), the median household income was $52,192.

Crime statistics

Crime statistics for 2005 (Reported by the sheriff's office or police)[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Quickfacts
  2. ^ San Diego Union Tribune, December 18, 2009, quoting the California State Department of Finance
  3. ^ [1] Economics
  4. ^ climate map
  5. ^ kumeyaay website
  6. ^ a b Coy, Owen C.; Ph.D. (1923). California County Boundaries. Berkeley: California Historical Commission. pp. 221. ASIN B000GRBCXG. 
  7. ^ Ibid. 207
  8. ^ Ibid. 113
  9. ^ University of San Diego
  10. ^ San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex website
  11. ^ MountainZone.com
  12. ^ Amid the celebrations, farewell | The San Diego Union-Tribune
  13. ^ San Diego County Proposition 8 Results by Community
  14. ^ a b "US Census Bureau, 2000 Census income data by congressional district". http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_110S&-_geoSkip=20&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_110S_P052&-mt_name=DEC_2000_110S_P053&-mt_name=DEC_2000_110S_P082&-mt_name=DEC_2000_110S_P148A&-mt_name=DEC_2000_110S_H085&-tree_id=609&-_skip=0&-redoLog=false&-geo_id=500$50000US0601&-geo_id=500$50000US0606&-geo_id=500$50000US0608&-geo_id=500$50000US0609&-geo_id=500$50000US0612&-geo_id=500$50000US0613&-geo_id=500$50000US0614&-geo_id=500$50000US0615&-geo_id=500$50000US0616&-geo_id=500$50000US0617&-geo_id=500$50000US0623&-geo_id=500$50000US0624&-geo_id=500$50000US0630&-geo_id=500$50000US0633&-geo_id=500$50000US0634&-geo_id=500$50000US0635&-geo_id=500$50000US0636&-geo_id=500$50000US0637&-geo_id=500$50000US0638&-geo_id=500$50000US0639&-geo_id=500$50000US0640&-geo_id=500$50000US0644&-geo_id=500$50000US0646&-geo_id=500$50000US0647&-geo_id=500$50000US0648&-geo_id=500$50000US0649&-geo_id=500$50000US0650&-geo_id=500$50000US0651&-geo_id=500$50000US0652&-geo_id=500$50000US0653&-_showChild=Y&-format=&-_lang=en&-_toggle=. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  15. ^ "city-data - San_Diego_County-CA". analyzed data from numerous sources. http://www.city-data.com/county/San_Diego_County-CA.html. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

External links

Coordinates: 33°01′N 116°46′W / 33.02°N 116.77°W / 33.02; -116.77


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
San Diego County, California
Seal of San Diego County, California
Map
File:Map of California highlighting San Diego County.png
Location in the state of California
Map of the USA highlighting California
California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1850
Seat San Diego
Largest City San Diego
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 7.20%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2813833
Website: www.co.san-diego.ca.us
Named for: San Diego City

San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, United States along its border with Mexico. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,813,833, making it the third largest county by population in the state and the sixth largest in the country. The state of California estimates its population as of 2007 to be 3,098,269 people, increasing its rank to second place, ahead of Orange County.[1] The county seat is the city of San Diego.

Contents

History

European settlement in what is now San Diego County began with the founding of the Mission San Diego de Alcala by the Spanish, in 1769.

San Diego County became part of the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, ending the U.S.-Mexican War. This treaty designated the new border as terminating at a point on the Pacific Ocean coast which would result in the border passing one Spanish league south of the southernmost portion of San Diego Bay, thus ensuring that the United States received this excellent natural harbor.

San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, and was created at the time of statehood in 1850. It was named after San Diego Bay, which had been rechristened in 1602 by Sebastián Vizcaíno in honor of the Franciscan St. Didacus of Alcalá, known in Spanish as San Diego de Alcalá de Henares, and whose name was borne by Vizcaíno's flagship.

Parts of the county were later divided off to create Riverside County, in 1893, and Imperial County, in 1907.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,526 sq mi (11,721 km²). 4,200 sq mi (10,878 km²) of it is land and 326 sq mi (843 km²) of it (7.20%) is water.

San Diego County has varied topography. On its western side is seventy miles of coastline. Snow-capped mountains rise to the northeast, with the Sonoran Desert to the far east. The Cleveland National Forest is in the northeast portion of the county.

North San Diego County is known locally as "North County", including the northern suburbs and some northern neighborhhods of the City of San Diego.

The eastern suburbs are collectively known as "East County", though they are in fact closer to the center of the county. The southern suburbs and southern detached portion of the City of San Diego, extending to the Mexican border, is collectively referred to as "South Bay".

Cities and towns in San Diego County

Incorporated Cities

Many of the cities seen from the sky as part of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area.

Unincorporated Communities

Urban Communities of San Diego County

Main article: Urban Communities of San Diego County

In San Diego County, many of the urban cities and communities are located on the south side of Interstate 8.

Adjacent counties

Transportation infrastructure

Major highways

Airports

Sites of interest

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year GOP DEM Others
2004 52.52% 596,033 46.39% 526,437 1.09% 12,378
2000 49.63% 475,736 45.66% 437,666 4.71% 45,232
1996 45.57% 402,876 44.11% 389,964 10.33% 91,311
1992 35.7% 352,125 37.2% 367,397 27.08% 267,124
1988 60.2% 523,143 38.3% 333,264 1.47% 12,788
1984 65.3% 502,344 33.4% 257,029 1.29% 9,894
1980 60.8% 435,910 27.3% 195,410 11.93% 85,546
1976 55.7% 353,302 41.6% 263,654 2.66% 16,839
1972 61.8% 371,627 34.3% 206,455 3.84% 23,055
1968 56.3% 261,540 36.1% 167,669 7.67% 35,654
1964 50.3% 214,445 49.7% 211,808 0.01% 33
1960 56.4% 233,045 43.3% 171,259 0.28% 1,106

San Diego County is somewhat politically divided, though it remains more conservative than most of Coastal California, with Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 being the last Democrat to have won a majority in the county. The city of San Diego itself, including La Jolla, Coronado and Imperial Beach are part of the 53rd congressional district which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of D +12. Northern suburbs including Carlsbad were part of the 50th district with a CPVI of R +5. In the 2004 presidential election, San Diego, Encinitas, National City, Del Mar, and some other areas voted for John Kerry; San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Coronado, Santee, Poway, El Cajon, and Vista overwhelmingly backed George W. Bush. Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Solana Beach, and Imperial Beach are considered swing areas of the county - Chula Vista and Imperial Beach narrowly backed Al Gore in 2000 but narrowly voted for Bush in 2004, while Solana Beach switched from Bush in 2000 to Kerry in 2004. La Mesa narrowly voted for Bush both times, and Lemon Grove narrowly went Democratic both times.

One unique feature of the political scene is the use of Golden Hall, a convention facility next to City Hall, as a central elections center. The County Registrar of Voters rents the hall to distribute election results. Supporters and political observers are invited to watch the results come in, candidates give their victory and concession speeches and host parties for campaign volunteers and donors at the site, and television stations broadcast from the floor of the convention center. Golden Hall was scheduled to be closed in 2004, but was reused again for the November 2005 special election. The atmosphere on the evening of election day is often comparable to the voting portion of a political party national convention.[1]

In the House of Representatives, all of California's 50th, 52nd, and 53rd districts and parts of the 49th and 51st districts are in the county. In order of district number, they are held by Republican Darrell Issa, Republican Brian Bilbray, Democrat Bob Filner, Republican Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis.

In the State Assembly, parts of the 66th and 73rd districts, and all of the 74th-79th districts are in the county. Districts 76 and 79 are held by Democrats, Lori Saldaña and Mary Salas respectively; the others are held by Republicans; in number order they are Kevin Jeffries, Mimi Walters, Martin Garrick, George A. Plescia, Joel Anderson, and Shirley Horton.

In the State Senate, all of the 39th district and parts of the 36th, 38th, and 40th districts are in the county and are held by, in number order, Republicans Dennis Hollingsworth and Mark Wyland, and Democrats Christine Kehoe and Denise Moreno Ducheny.

District Location Cook PVI % for Bush, 2004 Median Household Income[2] Per Capita Income[2]
49th district Northern San Diego and South-western Riverside County R +10 63% $46,445 $19,659
50th district Northern San Diego County, including costal communities such as Carlsbad, California but excluding La Jolla R +5 55% $59,813 $29,877
51st district Southern San Diego County, including Chula Vista and National City. Also includes the southern Imperial Valley style="background:#CCEEFF" D +7 style="background:#CCEEFF" 46% $39,243 $14,923
52nd district Eastern San Diego County, including La Mesa, El Cajon and Lakeside. Also includes parts of Imperial County R +9 61% $52,940 $24,544
53rd district City of San Diego including La Jolla, Coronado and Imperial Beach style="background:#CCEEFF" D +12 style="background:#CCEEFF" 39% $36,637 $21,715
Mean Districts: 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd R +5 52.8% $47,016 $22,144

Demographics

As of 2006, there were 2,941,454 people, 1,067,846 households, and 663,449 families residing in the county. The population density was 259/km² (670/sq mi). There were 1,118,410 housing units at an average density of 96/km² (248/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 52.3% Non-Hispanic White, 5.6% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 10.2% Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander, 13% from other races, and 5% from two or more races. 29.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [2] 67.0% spoke English, 21.9% Spanish, 3.1% Tagalog and 1.2% Vietnamese as their first language.

There were 994,677 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,067, and the median income for a family was $53,438. Males had a median income of $36,952 versus $30,356 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,926. About 8.9% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Current estimates

According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of San Diego County in 2005 was $64,273 (not adjusted for inflation). When adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars; comparable to Census data above), the median household income was $52,192.

ZIP Codes

See Southern California Zip Codes

See also

References

  1. ^ State of California, Department of Finance (May 2007). E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1 2006 and 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-10.
  2. ^ a b US Census Bureau, 2000 Census income data by congressional district. Retrieved on 2007-05-31.

External links

Coordinates: 33°01′N 116°46′W / 33.02, -116.77

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at San Diego County, California. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about San Diego County, CaliforniaRDF feed
County names San Diego County, California  +
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 California  +
Short name San Diego County  +

This article uses material from the "San Diego County, California" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message