About San Diego

The eighth largest city in the US, San Diego is a 120 mile Southern California city with an estimated population of 1,322,553. The Pacific coastal city is next to the border between the US and Mexico. San Diego is popular for its beaches, economic and business centers and US Navy facilities.

San Diego is home to the University of California, San Diego and the county seat for the County of San Diego, which has an estimated population of 3,095,313.

The City of San Diego includes the 92101-92117, 92119-92124, 92126-92140, 92142, 92145, 92147, 92149-92155, 92158-92172, 92174-92177, 92179, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92187, 92190-92199 ZIP codes. The median household income in San Diego is $66,715, the median home price in San Diego is $612,370 and the average household size in San Diego is 2.56 persons.

Shopping in San Diego

There are multiple malls and outlet centers throughout the City of San Diego. Shopping malls include Bazaar Del Mundo Shops, Fashion Valley, Horton Plaza, Hazard Center, Seaport Village, University Town Center and more. Outlet centers in San Diego include Las Americanas Premium Outlets, Belmont Park, College Grove Center and City Digz.

Both mall shopping and outlet shopping offer residents of San Diego a wide range of options from big box stores and chains to high end fashion retailers, dining establishments and entertainment.

Downtown shopping and city shopping options include the Gaslamp Quarter's high end shops, independent shops, boutiques and home decor stores throughout the city and the Industry Showroom on San Diego's Sixth Avenue, which hosts a monthly Bohemian Market where independent artisans and craft vendors present their work for sale.

Utilities in San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric


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Time Warner Cable


The City of San Diego has public water and wastewater utilities, managed by the City's Water Branch. The City of San Diego also provides recycling and trash collection services.

San Diego Business Climate

San Diego has a diverse business climate that represents multiple sectors from the military and defense sector that includes the US Navy, US Coast Guard and US Marine Corps, to international trade, thanks to its port location. Additional business and employment sectors in San Diego include tourism, research and manufacturing.

San Diego is an iHub Innovation Center and home to multiple startup businesses and established businesses in the fields of wireless business, life science, pharmaceuticals and medical device research and development.

The city's top employers include the University of California, San Diego, the United States Navy, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego County and Qualcomm.

San Diego Government

Governed by the council-manager form of government, the City of San Diego has a mayor and a nine member City Council. City Council Members are elected by individual member districts. The Mayor and the City Attorney are voted into office by an election open to all city voters. In addition to the Mayor, City Attorney and City Council, San Diego is governed by the Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk and the Treasurer/Tax Collector, all of which are elected positions.

San Diego is in the 29th and 40th Senate Districts of the State Legislature and the 77th, 78th, 79th and 80th Assembly Districts. Federally, San Diego is in the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts.