San Diego: Kearny Mesa

The first urbanization of Kearny Mesa began in 1937 with Gibbs Airfield, now Montgomery Field. Beginning in 1955 with General Dynamics, numerous aerospace, electronic, and other industrial and office firms have located in the area. Portions of Kearny Mesa, predominantly west of SR-163, also include commercial development. Residential development is limited but increasing in recent years, particularly with the development of Stonecrest in the southeast corner of the community and the redevelopment of the General Dynamics site, now known as Spectrum. Various MTS bus routes serve the Kearny Mesa community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 5.8% 12 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.6 97 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.9% 21 Top
Age of Housing Housing 39.6% 57 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 0.8% 76 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.4% 81 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 63.9% 18 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 31.6% 29 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.4% 37 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 44.7% 141 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.1% 115 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.4% 131 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.5 119 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 38.2 144 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 75 88 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 45.9% 109 Bottom
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 8.8% 79 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 43.4% 113 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 67.8% 147 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 48.0% 144 Bottom
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 71.5% 148 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 59.7 22 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 16.5 2 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.6% 84 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 20.7 139 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 73.7% 89 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.5 19 Top