Regional Poverty in the San Diego Region


San Diego County ranks 13th in poverty rate among major U.S. metros. Slightly below the national (14.7 percent) and the state rate (15.3 percent), 13.8 percent of San Diego’s total population live below the federal poverty threshold. When compared to nearby metros, San Diego fares better than Riverside, which, at 17.5 percent, has the largest percentage of its population below the poverty line among major metros. Neighboring Los Angeles, at 15.7 percent, is almost two percentage points higher than San Diego.