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