San Diego, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 469,756 housing units in San Diego. This represents a 8.8% growth from 431,722 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 468,083 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 1,673 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in San Diego is about 49.5%. San Diego's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.1%. Average household size is 2.61 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in San Diego were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type7.10%
One Bedroom21.80%
Two Bedrooms30.20%
Three Bedrooms24.60%
Four Bedrooms13.30%
Five Bedrooms or more2.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.71
Median year structure was built1972
Median Value of occupied units$233,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$221,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.51
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$808

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage11.30%
Home Equity Loan8.60%
Simple Mortgage58.30%
Debt Free21.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.3%