San Diego: San Ysidro

The San Ysidro Area encompasses approximately 1800 acres. It is bounded by the Otay Mesa-Nestor community and State Highway 905 in the north, by the Tijuana River Valley in the west, by the Otay Mesa community in the east, and by the international border with Mexico in the south. San Ysidro Planning is located in the southern most part of the City of San Diego, adjacent to the international border with Mexico. The San Ysidro border crossing is the busiest international border in the world. More than a century of settlement and development makes San Ysidro a changing, dynamic community with a village atmosphere. The architectural and cultural qualities from different periods of its evolving history have been retained and are captured in this village feel. San Ysidro began as an experiment to preserve rural America and has emerged as a multicultural area attempting to maintain its sense of community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -0.7 59 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 59.0% 141 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 10 90 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 5.5% 39 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.4% 115 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 27.8 113 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 65.7 17 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 23.2% 116 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 84.9% 86 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 54.7% 97 Middle
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 41.8% 149 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 52.6% 82 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 97 49 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 4.4 26 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3 94 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.5% 80 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.8% 52 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 42.1% 145 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.3% 35 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 41.1% 95 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 51.3% 121 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 24.4% 15 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health -2.0% 141 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 63.8% 101 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 53.4% 146 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.9 34 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 43.3% 143 Bottom