San Diego, California
City in California
City of San Diego
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, House of Hospitality in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Images from top, left to right: San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, House of Hospitality in Balboa Park, Serra Museum in Presidio Park and the Old Point Loma lighthouse
Flag of San Diego, California
Official seal of San Diego, California
Nickname(s): America's Finest City
Motto(s): Semper Vigilans (Latin for "Ever Vigilant")
Location of San Diegowithin San Diego County
Location of San Diego
within San Diego County
San Diego, California is located in the US
San Diego, California
San Diego, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 117°09′45″W
Country  United States of America
State  California
County  San Diego
Established July 16, 1769
Incorporated March 27, 1850[1]
Named for Saint Didacus of Alcalá
 • Type Strong mayor[2]
 • Body San Diego City Council
 • Mayor Kevin Faulconer[3]
 • City Attorney Mara Elliott[4]
 • City Council[5]
 • State Assembly Members
 • State Senators
 • Total 372.39 sq mi (964.50 km2)
 • Land 325.19 sq mi (842.25 km2)
 • Water 47.20 sq mi (122.24 km2)  12.68%
Elevation[7] 62 ft (19 m)
Highest elevation[8] 1,591 ft (485 m)
Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)[9]
 • Total 1,307,402
 • Estimate (2016)[10] 1,406,630
 • Rank 2nd in California
8th in the United States
 • Density 4,325.50/sq mi (1,670.08/km2)
 • Urban 2,956,746 (15th)
 • Metro 3,317,749 (17th)
Demonym(s) San Diegan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP Codes[11] 92101–92124, 92126–92132, 92134–92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149–92155, 92158–92161, 92163, 92165–92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190–92199
Area codes 619858
FIPS code 06-66000
GNIS feature IDs 16613772411782