City of Del Mar

Del Mar is a small seaside community with a population of approximately 4,500 in the 2.1 square mile coastal area. In 1959 Del Mar incorporated as a city. It is now the smallest municipality in the San Diego region. The most significant impact on the community over the last 40 years has been nearby University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Many faculty members and students reside in the community, influencing the political, social and cultural climate. The City of Del Mar is serviced by two NCTD bus routes. In addition, there are two coastal parks and a beach in the community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.2 24 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 86.4% 1 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 8.9 80 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.4% 137 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 3.6% 12 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 22.9 36 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 19.1 81 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 89.1% 30 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 2.1% 8 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 66.0% 48 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 108.9 30 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 6.2 53 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 1.2 6 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 4.7% 6 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.5% 36 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 72.1% 1 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 20.6% 51 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 38.6% 72 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 62.8% 24 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.9% 70 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 2.8% 26 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 72.5% 118 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 99.2% 1 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 4.4 4 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 7.1% 17 Top