The aggregate sales tax rate for San Diego is between 8.0% and 9.0% depending on the taxing jurisdiction. Download sales tax rates for the city of San Diego. Note: The provided .csv download contains sales tax rates for the entire state of California, including the city of San Diego
San Diego is the second largest city in California. With a population of over 1.3 million people, it is also the 8th most populous city in the United States.
The oldest European settlement in California is in San Diego, in an area now known as the Presidio. Gold drew people to San Diego in the 19th century, but growth in the 20th century was largely due to the military. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor during the second world war, the U.S. Pacific Fleet made its headquarters in San Diego, drawn by the natural deep water port. The military developed much of city and remains an active presence today.
San Diego is known for its expansive beaches, its glorious weather, and its proximity to the Mexican border. Attractions in San Diego include Old Town, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Vast Balboa Park is home to the world famous Sand Diego Zoo, lush gardens, numerous museums, and 65 miles of trails. The ideal weather makes it difficult to stay indoors for long.