San Diego Facts

3.3 million people live in the metropolitan San Diego area. 9.8% claim to be evangelical.

San Diego only has one Southern Baptist church for every 16,000+ people.

San Diego is home to 23 colleges and universities totaling 350,000 college students.


The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has identified 33 focus areas or what they call “Send Cities”. San Diego is one of these cities. With a population of over 3 million people and less than 10% identifying as evangelical Christian, there is a great opportunity for the Gospel in San Diego. Click here to learn more about NAMB focus areas throughout North America.