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<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, San Diego has a population of 1,419,516 people<2> (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.<3>.
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<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, San Diego had a population of 1,307,402 people (which is 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).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Diego had an population of 1,419,516 people. This is an increase of 8.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.03% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for San Diego.
Communities near San Diego ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from San Diego and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for San Diego.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for San Diego:
Websites 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: 21 Jan 2019