San Diego is the second largest city in California. San Diego lies on the coast of the southern region of the state: the southwestern corner of the United States, about 80 miles south of Santa Ana. San Diego also serves as the county seat for San Diego County. San Diego's area occupies 372.1 square miles.
At the 2000 census, San Diego’s population was 1,223,400 people. The San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos Metropolitan Area has a population of 3,146,274, making it the 17th largest metropolitan area in the United States. San Diego’s population density is 3,771.9 people per square mile. The City of San Diego has a racial makeup that is 49.3% white, 0.4% American Indians, 13.6% Asian American, 7.6% African Americans, 25.4% are Hispanic, 0.4% Pacific Islanders, 0.2% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 3.1% are made up of two or more racial groups.
San Diego’s median income for a household is $45,733, and the median income for a family is $53,060. San Diego’s per capita income is $23,609. In San Diego, 10.6% of families and 14.6% of the population live below the poverty line.
San Diego’s economy thrives on military, real estate, and film jobs. Companies with headquarters in San Diego include Atticus Clothing, Charlotte Russe, Chicken of the Sea, Kashi, Jack in the Box, PETCO, and American Technology Corporation. The University of California, San Diego and San Diego Sate University employ many San Diego residents as well.
San Diego health insurance and San Diego life insurance depend on the medical care San Diego citizens receive. San Diego medical centers include Sharp Memorial Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Coronado Hospital, Alvarado Community Hospital, and Paradise Valley Hospital.
San Diego auto insurance and home insurance depend on San Diego’s crime rates. San Diego’s violent crime rate is 7,366, and the property crime rate is 46,382.
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