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

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 5.8% 12 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 44.7% 141 Bottom
Business Retention Economic Health 0.8% 76 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.9% 21 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 45.9% 109 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 43.4% 113 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 48.0% 144 Bottom
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 71.5% 148 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 8.8% 79 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 63.9% 18 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.1% 115 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 16.5 2 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 31.6% 29 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.6% 84 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 39.6% 57 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.4% 131 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.5 119 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 20.7 139 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.6 97 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.5 19 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 38.2 144 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 67.8% 147 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 73.7% 89 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.4% 81 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.4% 37 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 75 88 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 59.7 22 Top