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Making It In San Diego: San Diego's housing not keeping up with population, according to census data

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Posted at 4:21 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 19:21:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New information from the Census Bureau shows that San Diego’s housing growth isn’t keeping up with our growth in population.

Within the year spanning between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, San Diego saw its population increase by nearly 13,000 people.

According to the Census Bureau, though the population has increased, the number of new homes being built is actually slowing down.

When you compare housing growth between 2000 and 2007 and housing growth between 2010 and 2017, San Diego County saw a major decrease in growth of new housing. 

Figure 2. Difference in Housing Unit Change by County: 2010 to 2017 vs. 2000 to 2007

San Diego was also ranked the 11th most populated city in the United States, according to the new data.

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