City of Escondido

Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido provides an urban environment in the midst of Rolling Hills, Avocado Grove and Citrus Grove. Escondido lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The City of Escondido has a population of more than 144,831 people. The City's economic base is made up largely of small businesses, many of which are family-owned. The public transportation network includes two light-rail SPRINTER stations, the Greyhound and over twenty MTS and NCTD bus routes. Within the City of Escondido, there are nineteen elementary schools, five middle schools and seven high schools.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -0.6 55 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 72.1% 105 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 10.4 95 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 5.8% 46 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.5% 67 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 26 80 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 21.5 76 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 7.1% 98 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 2.6% 4 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 9.3% 73 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 86.8% 59 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 49.9% 103 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 13.8% 112 Bottom
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 40.4% 122 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 82.7 75 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 7.6 70 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.1 101 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 5.8% 34 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.2% 118 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 58.1% 45 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 20.9% 58 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 91.2% 29 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 2.9% 1 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 44.4% 114 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 56.3% 79 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 19.3% 40 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 0.7% 82 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 57.0% 90 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 72.7% 131 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.4 114 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 22.0% 98 Middle