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San Diego County
  • County in California

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade D minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade C+
  7. Weather
    grade A+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B

editorial

San Diego County is located in California with a population of 3,289,701. San Diego County is one of the best places to live in California. In San Diego County, most residents own their homes. In San Diego County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Diego County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Diego County are above average.

About

Population
3,289,701

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$725,200
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,011
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    207.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    97.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    278
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,188.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    309.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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