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"The Place Where California Began"
"The First Great City of the 21st Century"
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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

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Statistics & Facts

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 miscellany.

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San Diego location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for San Diego is mild
The weather in San Diego is 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.
San Diego average annual rainfall is less than 10 inches per year
San Diego average annual precipitation is 10.33 inches per year.
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.
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History & History Related Items

San Diego history:

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.
The founding of San Diego: July 16, 1769
The incorporation date of San Diego: March 27, 1850

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San Diego attractions:

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

San Diego economy: 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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