City of National City

National City is located 5 miles south of downtown San Diego, on San Diego Bay in Southern San Diego County, and 10 miles north of Baja California, Mexico. The city is bordered by San Diego to the north and east, Chula Vista to the south, the unincorporated areas of Lincoln Acres and Bonita to the south and southeast, and San Diego Bay to the west. The city's transportation networks includes a light-rail trolley line (orange line), two trolley stations and nine MTS bus routes. There are seven recreational public parks within the city.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.1 29 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 63.9% 135 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 12.3 106 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.2% 72 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.2% 131 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 23.9 47 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 73.1 11 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 28.3% 131 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 13.0% 22 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 36.8% 140 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 86.1% 68 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 52.8% 100 Middle
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 27.8% 139 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 9.5% 149 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 44.0% 114 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 101 40 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 7.6 70 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.3 45 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 9.1% 142 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.1% 88 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 40.5% 147 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 18.9% 30 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 83.1% 48 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 15.0% 14 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 44.8% 119 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 48.8% 130 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 27.7% 7 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health -1.2% 117 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 76.4% 130 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 68.0% 138 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.6 44 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 30.4% 128 Bottom