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

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