San Diego's economic and demographic composition is not similar to that of the United States as a whole. A study by WalletHub, a statistical aggregator, concludes that San Diego County is 264th out of 379 metro areas in its resemblance to the national makeup.
The study focuses on economic factors such as household income, percentage below the poverty line, wealth gap, percentage of the population receiving food stamps, and kinds of employment.
Demographic features include percentages of female/male, age, race, and of other relatives in households. Other factors include median housing price and the rent/ownership ratio.
The metro area most like the United States as a whole is Indianapolis; in second place is Cincinnati.
The metro areas least like the nation: Provo-Orem, Utah; the Villages, a Florida retirement community; and McAllen, Texas.