San Diego: College Area

The College Area community is located in the central part of the City of San Diego, along the southern rim of Mission Valley and approximately eight miles northeast of the downtown area. It is a residential community, which is also home to San Diego State University. The College Area Community developed slowly during the early 1930s. The first subdivision maps occurred along El Cajon Boulevard and along Adams Avenue in the vicinity of 55th Street, in the vicinity of 63rd and Stewart Streets and along Cresita Drive, Lindo Paseo and Hardy Avenue. In 1931, the State Teachers College, (later San Diego State University), relocated in the College Area from its former Normal Street location.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 2.0% 38 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 25.2% 112 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 53.6% 75 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 70.3% 52 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 90.5% 76 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 66.1% 47 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 10.0% 74 Middle
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 19.8 10 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 11.6% 98 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 49.6% 126 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.2% 91 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 13.0% 130 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 81.0% 139 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 46.2% 127 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 12.4 108 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.9% 115 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.6 121 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 2.6% 30 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.7 90 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.2 24 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 6.1 50 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 16.7% 15 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 70.0% 144 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 62.9% 136 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 68.3 13 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 24.0% 17 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.0% 31 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 111.3 25 Top