San Diego: Pacific Beach

The Pacific Beach community is located along the western edge of the mid-coastal region of the City of San Diego. It is bounded on the north by La Jolla, on the east by Interstate 5 and Clairemont Mesa, on the south by Mission Bay Park and Mission Beach, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The primarily residential (76%) community of Pacific Beach is physically identified by its proximity to water, both the coastal bluffs and beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches of Mission Bay to the south. The coastal plain that encompasses the majority of Pacific Beach rises to steep hillsides to the north, bordering La Jolla.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.2 24 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 75.3% 77 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 21.5 141 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 14.0% 134 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.4 24 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 35.3 42 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 8.5% 102 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 2.1% 48 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 76.2% 133 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 80.4% 23 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 3.2% 16 Top
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 75.0% 21 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 129.2 10 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 11.1 115 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2 26 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 5.8% 34 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.5% 36 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 62.8% 18 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.4% 16 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 91.8% 27 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 7.7% 4 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 37.9% 64 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 70.3% 5 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 14.9% 63 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 3.7% 17 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 80.5% 137 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 97.0% 20 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.6 44 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 6.1% 15 Top