• Filing Date: 2019-05-03
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Apr. 19, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Registrant Name PICO HOLDINGS INC /NEW  
Entity Central Index Key 0000830122  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   20,249,782