The large city of San Diego, California is home to just under 1.4 million residents. Young professionals can expect to feel welcome, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 37, is younger than most cities in California. A small majority of residents rent their homes (53%) as opposed to owning (47%) in San Diego. The average rent is just above the state average.
San Diego has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 18% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in San Diego, the most common four of which are entertainment, healthcare, scientific, and retail. Together, these industries account for 25% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just under $89K, San Diego workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. However, San Diego compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
San Diego has an average commute time of about 26 minutes, faster than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive to work, while public transit isn't used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is greater than the national average.