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San Diego is a city in San Diego County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after San Diego (St. James) de Alcal?

The latitude of San Diego is 32.715N. The longitude is -117.156W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,266,753.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$45,733
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Diego demographic reports
San Diego is on San Diego Bay
Long known for its naval bases and its mild climate

Charles Lindbergh's airplane, Spirit of St. Louis, was built here in 1927

Public transportation: Metropolitan Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7,366. The number of murders and homicides was 65. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
No. 9 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (big cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
San Diego received national attention for 1997 suicides of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate religious cult
Local foods: fish tacos
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Top Gun"
· 2000 movie, "Traffic"
Census 2000 highlights: Seventh largest city in the U.S., by population; city with the 10th largest population growth in the 1990s (112,369 people)
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Duvall, actor
· Shaun White, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (snowboarding - halfpipe)
· Ted Danson, actor
· Cameron Diaz, model and actress
Local bands (past and present) have included Iron Butterfly, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Jewel
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Diedrich Coffee, Panera Bread, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PJ?s Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Gator by the Bay Zydeco & Blues Festival - May 11-13, 2007
  • Adams Avenue Roots Festival - April 21-22, 2007
  • Latino Film Festival - March 8-18, 2007
  • North Park Festival of the Arts - May 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Diego web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: California Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego, San Diego Opera, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Balboa Park, Torrey Pines State Park, Border Field State Park, Leucadia State Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Mission Bay Park, Windansea Beach, Pacific Beach
San Diego attractions: San Diego Zoo, the Embarcadero, Sea World
Sports teams: Padres (NL), Gulls (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: Maritime Museum, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Cabrillo National Monument, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Whaley House Museum
Colleges and universities: University of California, University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene College, United States International University, San Diego State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 186
Quotes:
Life in San Diego was sunny and quiet.
-- The 42nd Parallel
John Dos Passos

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Neighborhoods in San Diego include Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Carmel Valley, Center City, City Heights, Clairemont Mesa, College Area, Del Mar Mesa ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in San Diego include Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Carmel Valley, Center City, City Heights, Clairemont Mesa, College Area, Del Mar Mesa ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about San Diego demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Diego County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Diego area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92104 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of San Diego residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Diego ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Diego was $23,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of San Diego residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in San Diego include El Prado Complex, Gaslamp Quarter Historic District, Naval Training Station, Old Town San Diego Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in San Diego, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $714.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,546.


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Libraries in San Diego include Balboa Branch Library, Beckwourth Branch Library, Benjamin Branch Library, Carmel Mountain Ranch Branch Library, Carmel Valley Branch Library, Central Library, Clairemont Branch Library, College Heights Branch Library, Kensington/Normal Heights Branch Library, Linda Vista Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in San Diego include San Diego Union-Tribune

TV stations in San Diego include KFMB, KGTV, KNSD, KPBS, KSWB, KUSI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPBS-FM., KSDS.

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San Diego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Diego political report.

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Restaurants

San Diego restaurants taking online reservations include Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla, Alfiere Mediterranean Bistro, Aloha Sushi & Hawaiian Grille, Arterra, Asti Ristorante, Azul La Jolla, BALEENsandiego, belo, Bertrand at Mister A's, Blue Ginger ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for San Diego workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 262 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Diego between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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