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Economic Indicator Dashboard

San Diego Regional EDC's economic dashboard uses 20 different metrics to track the region’s standing among the 25 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. All data is annual from the most recent report, unless the month or quarter is available and noted. Please see the Economic Indicators spreadsheet (below) for complete standings and time periods in all 20 metrics.

For more information on economic data and regional research, please contact Mike Combs

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Explore industry Data & Statistics

Demographics
Population Metro

3M+

3,211,252

Rank: 17th (2013)

Median Age

35.1

years old

Rank: 5th (2013)

% Population
Age 18-34

27.3

percent

Rank: 1st (2013)

% of Population
Born Outside of US

23.7

percent

Rank: 5th (2013)

Median
Household Income

$61.4

thousand

Rank: 9th (2013)

US Census Bureau
Talent
% Population w/ Bachelor's Degree or Higher

34.6

percent

Rank: 13th (2013)

% Population w/ Advanced Degree or Higher

13.4

percent

Rank: 10th (2013)

% Population w/ Ph.D or Higher

1.9

percent

Rank: 5th (2013)

% College Grads w/ Science or Engineering Majors

39.9

percent

Rank: 2nd (2013)

Note: STEM calculation changed from 2012. See XLS for details.
% of Population Multi-Lingual English-Speaking Residents

21.8

percent

Rank: 6th (2013)

US Census Bureau
Economic
Unemployment Rate

5.8

percent

Rank: 17th (Oct)

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Gross Domestic Product

$197.9

billion

Rank: 16th (2013)

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Export Value

$17.9

billion 

Rank: 15th (2013)

International Trade Administration
Patents per
1,000 Workers

2.3

patents

Rank: 2nd (2011)

Brookings Institution; USPTO
Annual Total VC Dollars Received

$757.7

million 

Rank: 10th (2013)

PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Quality of Life
Per Capita Income

$49.7

thousand

Rank: 11th (2012)

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Foreclosure Rate

2.05

per 10k homes

Rank: 4th (May)

Zillow.com
Median Home Price

$517.8

thousand

Rank: 2nd (Q3 '14)

National Association of Realtors
Mean Travel
Time to Work

24.9

minutes

Rank: 1st (2013)

US Census Bureau
Sunshine Hours

3,055

hours

Rank: 4th

National Climatic Data Center