San Diego: Midway Pacific Highway

The Midway/Pacific Highway Corridor Community (e.g. Midway) is situated north of the Centre City area between Old Town and Point Loma. Midway encompasses approximately 800 acres of mostly flatland. Midway is comprised of two basic elements: the central Midway area and the narrow, linear-shaped Pacific Highway Corridor.

Central Midway has an urbanized commercial core containing numerous shopping centers and institutional facilities which cater to the commercial needs of nearby residential and visitor populations. The area is characterized by wide streets, flat topography, and a varied mixture of flat-roofed large and small commercial buildings. The Pacific Highway Corridor, between Interstate 5 and Lindbergh Field, contains some of the city's oldest industrial areas. The corridor is defined by large scale buildings and unscreened commercial parking lots in the southern portion, and a group of smaller scale, low lying industrial buildings located between Witherby Street and Washington Street in the northern portion.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 2.4% 30 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 25.3% 113 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 43.6% 144 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 94.5% 49 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 85.2% 44 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 46.4% 107 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 71.4% 48 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 72.4% 149 Bottom
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 9.7% 17 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 17.7% 119 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 12.9% 105 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 40.2% 142 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 2.3% 8 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 19.8 10 Top
Age of Housing Housing 52.9% 82 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 57.0% 148 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.5% 80 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 52.8 149 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.2% 126 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.1 101 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.0% 82 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 4.2 7 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 3.3 8 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 25.8 142 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 79.2% 119 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 73.5% 90 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 108.4 4 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 20.0% 35 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.1% 12 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 85.2 68 Middle