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San Diego
  • City in California

Report Card

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

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San Diego is a city in California with a population of 1,414,545. San Diego is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in San Diego offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Diego there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Diego and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Diego are highly rated.

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About San Diego...
Population
1,414,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$629,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,770
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    247.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    84
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    231.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,116
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    344.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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