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San Diego
San Diego County, California

92101-92111, 92113-92117, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126-92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149-92155, 92158-92172, 92174-92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190-92199

"The Place Where California Began"
"The First Great City of the 21st Century"
America's Finest City
Plymouth of the West
Semper Vigilans (Ever Vigilant)

Page Contents for San Diego, California

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of San Diego is approximately 1,301,617 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 450,691 (2000), 483092 (2010).
The amount of land area in San Diego is 842.233 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Diego is 372.40 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 122,273 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Diego to Washington DC is 2377 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 466 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Diego is positioned 32.81 degrees north of the equator and 117.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
San Diego elevation is 42 feet above sea level.
The San Diego city flower is the Carnation.
The city tree is the Torrey Pine (Native), Jacaranda (Urban).
San Diego per capita income is $ 31,140 (2009).
San Diego median income is $ 59,901 (2009).
The San Diego median home price is $ 445,500 (2009).
San Diego average annual rainfall is less than 10 inches per year
San Diego average annual precipitation is 10.33 inches peryear.
San Diego average annual snowfall is 0 inches per year.
San Diego average temperature is (Spring) 61, (Summer) 69, (Fall) 66, (Winter) 57 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 57.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 72.4 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 59 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70 degrees F.


In southern California, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and just north of the Mexico border and Tijuana. It is also located on the Pacific coastline. Other nearby communities include: Coronado, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, La Presa, Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, Spring Valley and Santee.
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wonderful! There is generally low humidity, even in summer. The temperature rarely falls below 40 degrees in the winter, making it a great place to spend the winter. Most of the rain falls between December and March.
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History & History Related Items

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed here in 1542 to claim the land for Spain. The first of the California missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala, established by Father Junipero Serra, was built here in 1769. San Diego has fourished under Spanish, Mexican and American flags.

The well-known and well-used 1,200 acre Balboa Park was built as a result of two international expositions here in San Diego in 1915 and 1936.

Timeline History of San Diego

A history ofSan Diego Government

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of San Diego

July 16, 1769

The incorporation of San Diego

March 27, 1850


See Photos of San Diego and the area.

Sister City - City of Yokahama, Japan.

Balboa Park

See the Point Loma Lighthouse
on Point Loma overlooking San Diego Bay. The lighthouse shares the site with Cabrillo Monument, a tribute to explorer, Juan Cabrillo.

Wells Fargo History Museum
2733 San Diego Ave.
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619-238-3929

Learn all about what to do in the San Diego area.
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Economy & Industry

the major portions of the economy in the San Diego area are: manufacturing, government, tourism and agriculture. The United States Navy is the largest employer in the city.
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San Diego City Government

City of San Diego

San Diego has a Mayor/Council form of government

San Diego County Page

San Diego Chamber

San Diego Regional Chamber Of Commerce
402 W Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-544-1300

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
1250 6th Ave Fl 2
San Diego, CA 92101-4300
Phone: 619-238-9888

San Diego Organizations

San Diego Regional Chamber Of Commerce
402 W Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-544-1300

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
1250 6th Ave Fl 2
San Diego, CA 92101-4300
Phone: 619-238-9888

San Diego Libraries

San Diego Public Library

San Diego Schools

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111-7319
Phone: 619-292-3500
San Diego Unified School District

San Diego State University

University of San Diego

University of California, San Diego

San Diego


The population of San Diego was:
1850 - 500
1860 - 731
1870 - 2,300
1880 - 2,637
1890 - 16,159
1900 - 17,700
1910 - 39,578
1920 - 74,361
1930 - 147,995
1940 - 203,341
1950 - 333,865
1960 - 573,224
1970 - 696,769
1980 - 875,538
1990 - 1,110,549
1997 - 1,183,102
2000 - 1,223,400
2002 - 1,264,600
2009 - 1,306,301
2010 - 1,307,402

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 450,691

Population Density:
2000 - 4,003 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 32.5 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 45,733
2009 - $ 59,901

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 23,609
2009 - $ 31,140

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 220,000
2009 - $ 445,500

San Diego is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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