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San Diego, CA
Population: 1,256,951
Population, age 50+: 332,838
Population growth, age 50+: 18.0%
Financial
  City stats
Median family income
(per year)
$62,410
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$42,427
Sales tax 7.80%*
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
9.30%I
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
1.00%I
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,076
Retirement tax break from state? No
Housing
  City stats
Median home price $570,654
Average property taxes
(2006)
$3,422
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Quality of life
  City stats
Air quality index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
47.9%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 5
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 36
Leisure and culture
  City stats
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
43
Restaurants
(within 15 miles)
5,622
Bars
(within 15 miles)
426
Public tennis courts 182
Public swimming pools 13
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
109
Park acres 44,707
Libraries
(within 15 miles)
97
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles)
11
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 6
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0
Weather
  City stats
Annual rainfall
(inches)
10.77
% clear days in the area 40
Snowfall
(average in inches)
0.10
High temp in July ° F 75.8°
Low temp in Jan ° F 49.7°
Health*
  City stats
Life expectancy
(men/women)
76.2/80.8
Has health plan
(% of residents)
85.7%
Diabetes rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
10.4%
Hypertension rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
28.5%
Geriatric doctors
(per 100,000 population)
9
Cancer doctors
(per 100,000)
29
Radiologists
(per 100,000)
89
Heart doctors
(per 100,000)
60
Elder-care facilities** 96
Meet the neighbors
  City stats
Median age 32.8
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
68.3%
Married 43.6%
Divorced 10.1%
Racial diversity index
(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)
173.2
*County data
**Elder-care services refer to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Data from Total Living Choices.

(I) Income tax notes:
17 states have statutory provision for automatic adjustment of tax brackets, personal exemption or standard deductions to the rate of inflation. Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio indexes the personal exemption amounts only.
For joint returns, the taxes are twice the tax imposed on half the income.
Tax credits.
An additional 1% tax is imposed on taxable income over $1 million.
Best place to retire in San Diego
Marina District
From 9-to-5 zone to urban playground.
Alternate pick
Liberty Station
A small town feel next to the action.
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