The population count of San Diego Metro Area (CA) was 3,302,833 in 2018.


Population Change

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Demographics and Population Datasets Involving San Diego Metro Area (CA)

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    San Mateo County And California Crime Rates 2000-2014 | Last Updated 2016-08-31T20:40:07.000Z

    Violent and property crime rates per 100,000 population for San Mateo County and the State of California. The total crimes used to calculate the rates for San Mateo County include data from: Sheriff's Department Unincorporated, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Bay Area DPR, BART, Union Pacific Railroad, and CA Highway Patrol.

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    SANDAG Crime Data | Last Updated 2022-04-25T19:39:32.000Z

    SANDAG provides an annual report on crime in the San Diego region. This dataset contains data from the 2009 through 2021 editions of the report. Some data for previous years reports is updated with new editions. "San Diego County" includes all cities and unincorporated areas in San Diego County. "Sheriff - Total" includes the contract cities and the unincorporated area served by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. California and United States data come from the FBI's Annual Crime Reports.

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    2016 San Diego County Demographic Profiles - Race and Ethnicity by City | Last Updated 2019-07-01T21:15:09.000Z

    The number and percent of the population by race and ethnicity. API refers to Asian/ Pacific Islanders and include Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian. Other Race includes American Indian or Alaska Native, 2 or more races, and other. Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03002.

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    ARCHIVED - Leading Causes of Death in San Diego County | Last Updated 2023-04-25T17:32:22.000Z

    For current version see: Leading Causes of Death in San Diego County, by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, HHSA Region and Supervisorial District. Gender and race/ethnicity are at the county geographic level. Notes: 1. Rank is based on total number of deaths in each of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) "rankable" categories. The top 15 leading causes of death presented here are based on the San Diego County residents for each year. 2. Cause of death is based on the underlying cause of death reported on death certificates as classified by ICD-10 codes. 3. Deaths for specific demographics or geographic area may not equal the total deaths for San Diego County due to missing data. § Not shown for fewer than 5 deaths. Source: California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research, Vital Records Business Intelligence System. Prepared by County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency, Public Health Services, Community Health Statistics Unit, 2018.

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    2017 San Diego County Demographics - Race and Ethnicity | Last Updated 2020-02-21T00:53:55.000Z

    This indicator shows total population broken down by race/ethnicity. Note: In previous iterations of the Demographic Profiles, American Indian/Aslakan Native (AIAN) had been part of the 'Other*' category. Beginning in 2017, 'AIAN' will be a unique category. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. *API refers to Asian/ Pacific Islanders and include Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian; AIAN refers to American Indian/ Alaskan Natives; Other includes those of two or more races or other. Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03002.

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    2017 San Diego County Demographics - Food Stamps/SNAP/CalFresh Receipt and Income Eligibility | Last Updated 2020-02-24T22:00:09.000Z

    Percent of Households receiving food stamps/ SNAP/ CalFresh. Percent of households of families with children under age 18 receiving food stamps/ SNAP/ CalFresh. Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B22002, B22007, B17024.

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    2017 San Diego County Demographics - Seniors by Household Type | Last Updated 2020-02-26T04:03:32.000Z

    This indicator explores the type of household that seniors, ages 65+, lived in. Types of households are classified by presence of relatives. Please note that estimates from other American Community Survey (ACS) tables may differ depending on the categories included in that table; this is because the percentage of seniors by households type data presented here includes the senior population living in group quarters (college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, workers’ dormitories, and facilities for people experiencing homelessness). Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B09020.

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    COVID-19 Deaths by Population Characteristics Over Time | Last Updated 2023-09-28T13:31:30.000Z

    <strong>A. SUMMARY</strong> This dataset shows San Francisco COVID-19 deaths by population characteristics and by date. This data may not be immediately available for recently reported deaths. Data updates as more information becomes available. Because of this, death totals for previous days may increase or decrease. More recent data is less reliable. Population characteristics are subgroups, or demographic cross-sections, like age, race, or gender. The City tracks how deaths have been distributed among different subgroups. This information can reveal trends and disparities among groups. <strong>B. HOW THE DATASET IS CREATED</strong> As of January 1, 2023, COVID-19 deaths are defined as persons who had COVID-19 listed as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to their death on their death certificate. This definition is in alignment with the California Department of Public Health and the national <a href = "">Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists</a>. Death certificates are maintained by the California Department of Public Health. Data on the population characteristics of COVID-19 deaths are from: *Case reports *Medical records *Electronic lab reports *Death certificates Data are continually updated to maximize completeness of information and reporting on San Francisco COVID-19 deaths. To protect resident privacy, we summarize COVID-19 data by only one characteristic at a time. Data are not shown until cumulative citywide deaths reach five or more. Data notes on each population characteristic type is listed below. <u> Race/ethnicity</u> * We include all race/ethnicity categories that are collected for COVID-19 cases. <u>Gender</u> * The City collects information on gender identity using <u><a href="">these guidelines</a></u>. <strong>C. UPDATE PROCESS</strong> Updates automatically at 06:30 and 07:30 AM Pacific Time on Wednesday each week. Dataset will not update on the business day following any federal holiday. <strong>D. HOW TO USE THIS DATASET</strong> Population estimates are only available for age groups and race/ethnicity categories. San Francisco population estimates for race/ethnicity and age groups can be found in a <a href="">view based on the San Francisco Population and Demographic Census dataset</a>. These population estimates are from the 2016-2020 5-year American Community Survey (ACS). This dataset includes many different types of characteristics. Filter the “Characteristic Type” column to explore a topic area. Then, the “Characteristic Group” column shows each group or category within that topic area and the number of deaths on each date. New deaths are the count of deaths within that characteristic group on that specific date. Cumulative deaths are the running total of all San Francisco COVID-19 deaths in that characteristic group up to the date listed. This data may not be immediately available for more recent deaths. Data updates as more information becomes available. To explore data on the total number of deaths, use <u><a href="">the COVID-19 Deaths Over Time dataset</a></u>. <strong>E. CHANGE LOG</strong> <UL><LI>9/11/2023 - on this date, we began using an updated definition of a COVID-19 death to align with the California Department of Public Health. This change was applied to COVID-19 deaths retrospectively beginning on 1/1/2023. More information about the recommendation by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists that motivated this change can be found <a href = "">here</a>. <LI>6/6/2023 - d

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    CHSA - ECON -- Food Insecurity --- 2-Year Dissected | Last Updated 2019-03-13T19:07:43.000Z

    Percent of People who Cannot Afford to Feed Themselves Sufficiently. U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, December Supplement (AKA USDA Food Security Supplement). Dissected by Year, Geographic Area, Age Category, and Race/Ethnicity.

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    2016 San Diego County Demographics - Seniors by Household Type by City | Last Updated 2019-07-01T21:15:23.000Z

    Seniors by Household Type by City. Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B09020.