San Diego: Tijuana River Valley

The Tijuana River Valley is a broad natural floodplain containing a variety of wetland and riparian areas. This valley is a small portion of the Tijuana River's 1,700 square miles of watershed. The watershed area includes portions of south San Diego County and Northern Baja California, Mexico. The Tijuana River Valley Planning Area is bounded by the City of Imperial Beach and the Otay Mesa-Nestor community to the north, the San Ysidro community to the east, Mexico to the south, and Border Field State Park and Imperial Beach to the west. Near the coast is the most extensive salt marsh in Southern California, which is preserved within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Sanctuary. Further inland the river is vegetated with riparian habitat. The valley is bounded on the south by high mesas and deep canyons covered by chaparral, sage scrub and grasslands. The valley floodplain currently contains a mixture of agricultural fields, equestrian facilities, rural housing, riparian woodland and disturbed habitats.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health -1.7% 130 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 33.7% 137 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 55.2% 64 Middle
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 51.5% 85 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 73.1% 129 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 17.0% 97 Middle
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 0.0% 1 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.1% 115 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 29.7 127 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 17.0% 123 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 54.3% 94 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 5.8% 46 Top
Age of Housing Housing 42.9% 62 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 40.5% 91 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 1.2 6 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 9.4 86 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.6% 91 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.4% 72 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.5 105 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -2.9 123 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics - - Data N/A
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 83.1% 100 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 65.6% 129 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 52.8 114 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 22.3% 102 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 47.5 30 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 21.8% 25 Top