San Diego: Downtown

Central San Diego is the central business district and major transportation hub for the region with a growing residential population. It includes eight different neighborhoods: Gaslamp, East Village, Columbia, Marina, Cortez, Little Italy, Horton Plaza, and Core. These neighborhoods are the heart of the business, arts, and entertainment communities.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 22.0% 98 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 5 2 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 88.7% 88 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 20.5% 33 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 1.5% 55 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 32.9% 4 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 57.2% 69 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 43.1% 110 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 79.0% 56 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 14.6% 4 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 49.1% 127 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 8.3% 135 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 17.6% 148 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.6 67 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 14.8 131 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 198 2 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 50.1% 94 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 13.3% 110 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 44.1% 111 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 55.3% 149 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 32.5% 131 Bottom
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 19.0% 25 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 30.0% 133 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 286.4 1 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 20 13 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 2.3% 39 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 16.8% 140 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 49.2 147 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 66.9% 125 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 12.1 1 Top