Blurr Borders: Table of Contents

San Diego and Tijuana At a Glance

Demographics
  San Diego Tijuana
Population
City (1,255,742 in 2002); County (2,918,254 in 2002) 1,292,993 (official)
Population Growth Rate 2.8% 4.9%
Median Age 33 years in 2000 24.8 years in 2000
Per Capita Income $33,883 in 2001 $9,812 (on a purchase price parity basis)
Poverty Rate 12.4% (23.2% in Rainbow to
1.5% in Hidden Meadows) in 1999
18.4% in 2000 (those earning equivalent of 2 minimum wage or less)

Economy

  San Diego Tijuana
Gross Regional Product (GRP) $126.2 billion in 2002 $10.1 billion in 2002
Unemployment Rate 4.3% in 2002 0.95% in 2000
Leading Industries Life sciences, defense, tourism, trade, high-tech Trade, Services, Electronics, Tourism
and some agriculture (less than 1% of total GRP).
Leading private employers Qualcomm, SAIC, Sempra Energy, Sony, Kyocera, Pfizer Global Research & Development, Callaway Golf, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Healthcare Sony, Sanyo, Kyocera, Hitachi, Mashushita, Samsung, Hyundai, Mattel, Honeywell, Pioneer Speakers, Maxell, Douglas Furniture, International Rectifier

Government Spending

  San Diego Tijuana
County/Municipal Government US$1,554,540, 000 in 2002-2003 1,964,556,800 pesos in 2002
(US$179.5 million)1
Education $26,896,000 in 2002-2003  
Health $264,530,000 in 2002-2003 33,972,000 pesos in 2002
(US$3.1 million)2
Land Use/Regional Planning
  San Diego Tijuana
Population Density 259/km2 in 2000 census 1,114/km2
Urban Growth Rate Will consume all land zoned for development by 2018 2.5 Hectares/day (will consume most
ecologically sensitive and agricultural
land by 2025)
Median Home Price $410,000 $35,000.3