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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
San Diego is a city in California with a population of 1,390,966. 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.
About San Diego...
Population
1,390,966

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$523,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,503
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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San Diego Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    99
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    268
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,214.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in San Diego

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,535
National
$55,322
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Moving to San Diego has been an absolute pleasure. After being deployed for a year in the Middle East, losing my grandmother while there and going through a divorce upon return, I was ready for a transition. The atmosphere of San Diego compliments a healthy mental, social, physical and emotional lifestyle. I love living in San Diego. The happiness I have found motivates me to push myself physically and mentally. I am beyond blessed and grateful for where I am and where I'm headed. Thank you San Diego!
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I like San Diego because the atmosphere is euphoric! There are so many things to do there and the weather is always amazing. Whether you enjoy the beach, hiking, swimming, or any outdoor activity there is, San Diego has it. The people are so friendly and laid back. You can enjoy small businesses everywhere and find your perfect niche, whether that's North Park, Clairemont, Pacific Beach, or anywhere in between.
San Diego is an amazing city populated with many things to do. This is a great advantage because you will never get bored! Being on the coast with such nice weather, you can go to the beach almost 365 days a year. Depending on what you enjoy doing, there are many different towns in San Diego for whatever adventure you’re looking for. Whether it’s Pacific Beach Pier or Soledad Mountain, there are various stunning viewpoints to enjoy. If you like warm whether and big cities, San Diego is perfect.