A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
San Diego, California
Welcome to San Diego ...
When the people of San Diego refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use San Diegan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, San Diego has a population of 1,420,200 people<3> (see below for details).
San Diego was established in 1769 and was incorporated March 27, 1850.
The community of San Diego is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: San Diego lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
San Diego lies within the (619) area code.
The ZIP codes for San Diego: 92101-92117, 92119-92124, 92126-92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149-92150, 92152-92155, 92158-92172, 92174-92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186-92187, 92190-92199<5>
Websites for San Diego ...
Official Website: www.sandiego.gov/
Junior League: www.jlsd.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Diego had an population of 1,420,200 people. This is an increase of 8.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.09% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, San Diego had a population of 1,307,402 people (or 42.24% of the total population of San Diego County). This makes San Diego the county's most populous community.
The population of San Diego represents 3.51% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,307,402 people, the population of San Diego increased 6.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,223,400 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for San Diego.
Adding San Diego to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of San Diego in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for San Diego was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for San Diego on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named San Diego ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named San Diego - it's located in Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for San Diego.
Communities near San Diego ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near San Diego.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Diego. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Diego.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Diego. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around San Diego.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Diego. Our list includes 281 papers. See our Newspapers Page for San Diego.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Diego ...
Looking for more information about San Diego? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for San Diego, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Diego.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for San Diego: www.sandiego.gov/
The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2021