Unincorporated: Central Mountain

The Central Mountain sub region lies east of Alpine and Ramona, west of the Desert sub region, south of Julian, and north of the Mountain Empire sub region. It is a recreational and agricultural resource for the entire county. The Central Mountain sub region communities are: Cuyamaca, Descanso, Guatay, Pine Valley, and Mount Laguna. There are two public recreation and wilderness areas in the subregion: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park consisting of approximately 25,000 acres, and approximately 120,000 acres of the Cleveland National Forest.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 64.4% 11 Top
Business Retention Economic Health -4.6% 145 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 19.3% 81 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 63.5% 55 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 59.6% 82 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 91.0% 70 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
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 0.1% 74 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 48.6% 131 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.6% 102 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 32.9 144 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 12.5% 102 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 29.2% 18 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 36.5% 145 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 60.4% 94 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 10.3% 144 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2 26 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4 56 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.6% 65 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0 140 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 33.3% 20 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -4.1 141 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 19.2 137 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 88.7% 38 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 81.1% 38 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 26.3% 148 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 4.3 146 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 0.3 145 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 15.7% 57 Middle