ERIC Number: ED426726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Future Trends in San Diego: Population, Income, Employment, Post College Wages and Enrollment.
Barnes, Randy; Armstrong, William B.; Bersentes, Gina; Turingan, Maria
This report contains forecasted data for San Diego through the year 2015 and examines changes that have taken place over the past fifty years. Historically, San Diego population growth rates have been relatively high compared with the rest of the nation. Between 1998 and 2015, the population will not only become larger, it will become more ethnically diverse. Manufacturing, the military, and tourism have kept income and employment levels high. Since the 1970's income levels have stagnated and current per capita income levels are now below the national average. However, economists predict that California's economic growth and slow unemployment rates will make it a primary job hunting site for the rest of the nation. Community colleges will play a major role in raising income levels and the standard of living for San Diego residents, as well as in education. Feeder high school enrollments are predicted to increase steadily. Detailed in this report are: (1) population trends in San Diego, including demographic characteristics, age characteristics by ethnicity, and average annual population change by SRA and MSA; (2) employment and income trends; (3) enrollment at feeder high schools, with respect to City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and SDCCD; and (4) post-college wages and employment, specifically related to minorities, non-minorities, gender, and students under 25. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.