Farther east, arid desert conditions prevail. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (113 km) of coastline. [12] These lushly forested mountains receive more rainfall than average in southern California, while the desert region of the county lies in a rain shadow to the east, which extends into the Desert Southwest region of North America. The Republican presidential nominee carried the county in every presidential election from 1948 through 2004, except in 1992 when Bill Clinton won a plurality. About Ed-Data. Companies must be licensed by the local agency to operate and each city or county may authorize none or only some of these activities. [22] As a result, it is often described as "arid Mediterranean" and "semi-arid steppe." [24] The city of El Cajon, just 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown San Diego, averages January lows of 42 °F (6 °C) and August highs of 89 °F (32 °C). Some of the higher areas of San Diego, such as Palomar Mountain and the Laguna Mountains, receive 20–40 inches (51–102 cm) of rain per year, supporting lush forests similar to the Sierra Nevada and California Coast Range. [91] The atmosphere at Election Central on the evening of election day has been compared to the voting portion of a political party national convention. The former North County Times, based in Escondido and serving portions of Riverside County and North County, was purchased by the Union-Tribune in 2012 and closed down. Local governments may not prohibit adults, who are in compliance with state laws, from growing, using, or transporting marijuana for personal use.[77]. 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San Diego County contains more than 1,000,000 acres (4,000 km2) of chaparral, twice as much as any other California county.[21]. This report explores how San Diego County’s population’s age is changing—and how the data compares to the United States as a whole. [69], San Diego County's agriculture industry was worth $1.85 billion in 2013,[70] and is one of the top five egg producing counties in the United States. The age_sex data comes from B01001 and the associated race iterations. Privacy by SafeSubscribe. As of 2000, in the county the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. This forms the most densely populated region of the county, which has a mild Mediterranean to semiarid climate and extensive chaparral vegetation, similar to the rest of the western portion of southern California. There are also 5 community college districts. For each of the race/ethnicity values except nhwhite and hisp, the category sums the associated ‘nh_‘ and ‘hisp_‘ categories from the raceeth table. Copyright © 2020, Education Data Partnership. Most rainfall occurs from November to April. [58], According to the Pew Research Center as of 2014[update], 68% of adults in the county are Christian, of whom 32% are Catholic. However, the two counties maintain weak relations and have little in common aside from their common border. U.S. Census Bureau. Under the Köppen climate classification system, the urban and suburban San Diego area straddles areas of Mediterranean climate (CSa) to the north and semi-arid climate (BSh) to the south and east. Age, Race, Sex and Ethnicity, by tract for San Diego county. [65] The region has a high cost of living. Wildlife refuges, zoos, and aquariums such as the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, San Diego Zoo and San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park. Summary. San Diego County had historically been a Republican stronghold. The San Diego County Code is the codified law of San Diego County in the form of ordinances passed by the Board of Supervisors. sandiegodata.org-demographics-tract-1.1.1. For about a year after absorbing the North County Times the Union-Tribune published a North County edition,[105] but the regional edition was later abandoned. Though there are few wet days per month during the rainy period, rainfall can be heavy when it does occur. According to the 2000 Census, the median income for a household in the county was $47,067, and the median income for a family was $53,438. 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