City of Poway

Located in northeast San Diego County, Poway is known as "The City in the Country" and prides itself on the fact that over half of the city's 39.4 square-mile area is preserved as dedicated open space. The community offers a diverse range of housing options, an expansive school district, a thriving business park with over 19,000 jobs, a broad range of dining and shopping opportunities, beautiful parks, over 55 miles of trails, 50 community events each year, and more. The transportation network includes three MTS bus routes.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.5 75 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 81.5% 31 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 5.3 38 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 4.8% 31 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.0% 82 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 24.5 53 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 14.1 97 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 5.3% 92 Middle
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 89.4% 28 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 77.4% 29 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 6.5% 65 Middle
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 4.4% 148 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 74.9% 22 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 67.1 99 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 7.7 73 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.2 40 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.2% 50 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 5.3% 66 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 55.1% 65 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 23.0% 117 Bottom
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 95.6% 19 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 32.4% 34 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 62.4% 26 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.8% 73 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health -1.4% 125 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 55.0% 84 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 93.5% 55 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.7 90 Middle
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 11.1% 36 Top