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

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