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Where is San Diego, CA?

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San Diego is a city found in California, The United States Of America. It is located 32.72 latitude and -117.16 longitude and it is situated at elevation 31 meters above sea level.

San Diego has a population of 1,307,402 making it the 2nd biggest city in California. It operates on the PDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Los Angeles.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State California
Population 1,307,402
Elevation 31 m over sea level
Time Zone PDT
Longitude -117.157260
Latitude 32.715330


san diego description

The borderland city of San Diego, famed for one of the best climates in the continental United States, is surrounded by 70 miles of Southern California beaches and sits directly across from Tijuana on the U.S./Mexico border.

This Spanish-influenced desert community encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities. San Diego has a growing and diverse population and is ranked as one of the larger U.S. cities.

San Diego is also home to U.S. military bases including Navy, Marines and Coast Guard which play a significant role in the economy and lifestyle of the area. 

  • San Diego is the site of the first European settlement on the West Coast of the United States
  • San Diego is home to The Hotel del Coronado, the largest wooden structure in the United States.
  • The famous Balboa Park area of San Diego is home to museums, art and cultural organizations and the San Diego Zoo, making it one of the largest cultural complexes in the world.

san diego attractions
From rich cultural experiences to the world's finest animal exhibits, a San Diego vacation offers something for every visitor.

  • The San Diego Zoo
    This attraction is hailed as one of the finest zoos in the world with millions visiting each year. Creatures from across the planet include penguins, polar bears, pythons and pumas. Great family deals, live animal shows, and safari summer camps round out the San Diego Zoo experience.

    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a drive-thru safari with vast open areas themed around the continents of the world. Visitors also enjoy sleep-over adventures, close-up photo safaris and a veterinary hospital tour.

  • Legoland San Diego
    This is a fascinating California theme park with rides and park scenery built to resemble popular Lego constructions. Many Legoland San Diego attractions are interactive, such as the Sea Life Aquarium exhibit which takes visitors on a journey from the High Sierra Mountains, to San Francisco Bay, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean (while discovering Atlantis in the process!).
  • Balboa Park
    the home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, the San Diego Zoo and numerous restaurants and shops, is the nation's largest urban cultural park. It is also one of the oldest sites in the U.S. dedicated to public recreational use.

    The landscape of the park creates an urban forest within San Diego. Other attractions throughout the park include outdoor chess and bridge tables, playgrounds, walking and jogging tracks, horseshoe pits and picnic areas. Balboa Park is one of the many attractions in San Diego worth visiting.


San-diego has a population of around 1359791, of which 682040 (50%) are male and 677751 (49%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of San-diego is 36.16, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 0.99 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of San-diego's 1359791 residents, around 1293953 (95.20%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is white, which consists of 64.10% of the population. Of the remaining population, 88913 are black/African Americans (6.50%), 7300 are native Americans (0.50%), 227318 are asians (16.00%), 5222 are pacific islanders (0.40%), 93484 are other (6.90%).

The median income of households in San-diego is $66116.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 5.80% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

San Diego, CA Zipcodes

The city of San Diego has 55 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 91911, 91914, 91915, 91932, 91942, 91945, 91950, 92014, 92025, 92027, 92029, 92037, 92064, 92065, 92067, 92071, 92075, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92118, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92134, 92135, 92139, 92140, 92145, 92147, 92154, 92173.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.