Unincorporated: Alpine

The Alpine area covers 108 square miles situated in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Interstate 8 bisects the community. Suburbanized Lakeside is the western neighbor, with the eastern limits of the area situated as a gateway to San Diego County's wilderness areas of mountains, forests, and deserts. Most of the population of 8,200 is clustered around the small town of Alpine. The area also encompasses the Viejas Indian Reservation and small settlements in Peutz Valley, Japatul Valley, Hidden Glen, Dunbar Lane, and Galloway Valley. Existing development has a rural character typified by light agricultural activities practiced in conjunction with residential uses.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 2.8% 26 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 4.5% 9 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 48.5% 128 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 91.0% 70 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 62.2% 59 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 72.0% 44 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 6.4% 65 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 0.4% 79 Middle
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 7.9% 76 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 58.1% 60 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 5.3% 66 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 31.9 142 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 37.8% 54 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 42.0% 102 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.2% 72 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 5.4 40 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 5.3% 22 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.7 73 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.6% 104 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0 140 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -3.4 129 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 7.4 69 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 84.5% 89 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 80.5% 46 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 10 114 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 12.0% 101 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 24.6% 136 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 15.9 139 Bottom