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San Diego city - San Diego County (part), California

San Diego County (part), California
Nickname(s):America's Finest City
Motto(s):Semper Vigilans (Latin for "Ever Vigilant")
Founded:July 16, 1769
Incorporated:March 27, 1850
Population
- Total:1.307.402 (2010)
- Density:4.010,4/sq mi (1.550,9/sq km)
Area code(s):619, 858
Time zone:PST (UTC−8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
Website:www.sandiego.gov
Area
- Total:373 sq mi (966 sq km)
- Land:326 sq mi (843 sq km)
- Water:48 sq mi (123 sq km)
- % water:12,73 %
Latitude:+32.7840959
Longitude:-117.1438569

San Diego city - San Diego County (part) is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 373 square miles. 48 square miles are water areas and 326 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the San Diego County (part) lies at +32.7840959, -117.1438569 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 1.307.402 living in the San Diego County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (58.89%), Asian (15.91%) and Some Other Race (12.33%). Median age is 33 for the males and 35 for the females.

Statistical data for the San Diego County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
1,307,402
White alone
769,97158.89 %
Black or African American alone
87,9496.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7,6960.59 %
Asian alone
207,94415.91 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,9080.45 %
Some Other Race alone
161,24612.33 %
Two or More races
66,6885.10 %

History of San Diego

The city is considered to be the birthplace of California. In fact, it was the first site on the West Coast visited by Europeans, In 1542. The land was claimed for Spain. In late 18th century, the area of present-day San Diego had a military post (Fort Presidio of San Diego) and a mission (Mission San Diego de Alcala). When Mexico gained independence in 1821, San Diego became part of Alta California, one of the Mexican states. The fort was abandoned but the town itself continued to grow. After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Alta California was ceded to the United States. California joined the Union in 1850 and that same year San Diego was incorporated as a city and county seat of San Diego County.

San Diego hosted two world’s fairs in the early 20th century - the Panama-California Exposition and the California Pacific International Exposition. By the 1930, San Diego was home to five large naval installments and it also established itself as an early center of aviation. Naturally, the city was a major military and defense center during the World War II but after the war, especially during the Cold War era, it was clear that its economy needed to be diversified, focusing on science and research and, of course, tourism. San Diego used to be the nation’s center for tuna fishing and tuna canning industry, however the last cannery closed in 1980.

San Diego Geography and Climate

The city is located in Southern California, in close proximity to the Mexican border. It lies in the San Diego Bay, on more than 200 canyons and hills that separate the mesas. Because of this, the city is somewhat segmented and rather hilly. The San Diego Valley runs through the city, dividing it into northern and southern portions. The highest point in San Diego is Cowles Mountain (1,593 ft.).

San Diego has 52 officially recognized areas and more than 100 neighborhoods. The neighborhoods are basically separated by natural geographic boundaries, such as canyons, as well as street patterns.

The climate in San Diego, as mentioned above, is very pleasant, mild and stable. In fact, the city has one of the two best climates in USA according to The Weather Channel and one of the top ten climates according to the Farmer’s Almanac. The climate can be classified as a combination of the Mediterranean and semi-arid climate. Summers are warm and dry, rarely very hot, and winters are mild to cool, also generally dry. Snowfall is very rare and always light.

Population

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 San Diego had a population of 1,307,402. The racial makeup was 58.9% White, 15.9% Asian (Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Laotian, Cambodian and Thai), 6.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 12.3% some other race and 5.1% biracial, while 28.8% are Hispanic or Latino of any race (24.9% Mexican and 0.6% Puerto Rican.

In 2005, Money magazine rated San Diego the fifth-best place to live in the USA. In 2010, the city was rated by Forbes as the ninth-safest city in the USA.

Economy

As for the economy, the largest sectors in San Diego are military and defense, international trade, tourism, research and manufacturing.

San Diego has a large natural deep-water port, which has influenced heavily its economy. The port has the only major submarine yard on the West Coast. The city hosts the largest naval fleet in the world and several large defense contractors (General Atomics, Cubic and NASSCO). It is home to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The institutions of the U.S. Navy in the city include Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. There are also several naval institutions located outside the city limits. The city is considered to be the birthplace of naval aviation.

The second largest economic sector is tourism, which relies on the city’s climate, beaches and other attractions, such as San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa Park, a number of historic sites such as Old Town San Diego National Historic Park and Mission San Diego de Alcala.

The city hosts several major producers of wireless cellular technology, such as Qualcomm, Nokia, LG Electronics, Kyocera International and Novatel Wireless. San Diego is also home to Websense Inc., U.S. headquarters of ESET, as well as research centers and branches of major biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as Neurocrine Biosciences, BD Biosciences, Biogen Idec, Pfizer, Merck, Celgene and others.

Events in San Diego

Major annual events, such as Comic-Con, Farmer’s Insurance Open golf tournament, Street Scene Music Festival, San Diego Pride and San Diego Black Film Festival also attract thousands of visitors each year.

San Diego also has a strong craft brewing scene that attracts craft beer enthusiasts from all over the nation.

Education

Public institutions of higher education in the city include San Diego State University, University of California San Diego and the San Diego Community College District, while private ones include University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, Alliant National University, California International Business University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Coleman University and others.

Sports

The city is home to the San Diego Chargers (NFL) and San Diego Padres (MLB). The city is unfortunately famous for the so-called “San Diego curse”, which refers to the fact that neither of the major league sports franchises has won their respective championships and also to untimely deaths of several players on San Diego teams.

Statistical data for the San Diego city - San Diego County (part), California

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
1,307,402
White alone
769,97158.89 %
Black or African American alone
87,9496.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7,6960.59 %
Asian alone
207,94415.91 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,9080.45 %
Some Other Race alone
161,24612.33 %
Two or More races
66,6885.10 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
1,307,402
Not Hispanic or Latino
931,38271.24 %
Hispanic or Latino
376,02028.76 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
1,307,402
Not Hispanic or Latino
931,38271.24 %
White alone
589,70263.31 %
Black or African American alone
82,4978.86 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,5450.38 %
Asian alone
204,34721.94 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,1780.56 %
Some Other Race alone
3,2930.35 %
Two or More races
42,8204.60 %
Hispanic or Latino
376,02028.76 %
White alone
180,26947.94 %
Black or African American alone
5,4521.45 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,1511.10 %
Asian alone
3,5970.96 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7300.19 %
Some Other Race alone
157,95342.01 %
Two or More races
23,8686.35 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
34
Male
33
Female
35

Household Type

Total
483,092
Family households
285,22159.04 %
Husband-wife family
207,23572.66 %
Other family
77,98627.34 %
Male householder, no wife present
22,78129.21 %
Female householder, no husband present
55,20570.79 %
Nonfamily households
197,87140.96 %
Householder living alone
135,25568.36 %
Householder not living alone
62,61631.64 %

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City Alias ZIP Codes
CoronadoSan Diego92178, 92118
San DiegoAsw Training Ctr92147
San DiegoMcrd San Diego92140
San DiegoNas Miramar92145
San DiegoNas N Island92135
San DiegoNas North Island92135
San DiegoNaval Amphibious Base92155
San DiegoNaval Hospital92134
San DiegoNaval Station 32nd St92136
San DiegoNaval Supply Ctr92132
San DiegoNestor92153
San DiegoOcean Beach92107
San DiegoPacific Beach92109
San DiegoRancho Bernardo92128
San DiegoSan Diego92165, 92164, 92163, 92162, 92159, 92150, 92161, 92160, 92152, 92153, 92198, 92154, 92155, 92158, 92166, 92167, 92199, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92195, 92196, 92184, 92182, 92179, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92197, 92149, 92101, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92112, 92111, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92123, 92124, 92136, 92137, 92138, 92139, 92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92135, 92134, 92129, 92126, 92132, 92131, 92127, 92130, 92128
San DiegoSan Diego County Jail92158
San DiegoSan Diego Gas And Electric92184
San DiegoSan Diego State University92182
San DiegoSan Diego Water Utilities92187
San DiegoSpawars System Center92152
San DiegoV A Hosp92161
San YsidroSan Diego92173, 92143

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