Unincorporated: Valley Center

The Valley Center Community Plan Area is comprised of approximately 94 square miles in the unincorporated area of northern San Diego County. The boundaries of the area are contiguous to the Fallbrook and Bonsall Community Plan Areas as well as the Pala-Pauma subregional and North County Metropolitan subregional planning areas located to the northeast and southeast, respectively. The primary access in to the community of Valley Center is via Valley Center Road (S-6), which serves as the main linkage between the city of Escondido and Valley Center. Interstate 15 borders the western portion of the Plan Area; however, the freeway does not lie within its boundaries. The Valley Center community is characterized by its unique topographic features, its agricultural activities and its predominance of estate residential development. The rural character of the community results from the low population density and the prevalence of large areas of open space provided by agriculture.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -4.1 141 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 78.9% 55 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 14.2 120 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 9.1% 100 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.5% 67 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 33.7 145 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 5.4 134 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 1.8% 84 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 2.2% 51 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 87.9% 46 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 62.6% 74 Middle
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 8.0% 77 Middle
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 50.4% 92 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 8.8 143 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 6.4 58 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.1 101 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 5.0% 15 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 8.5% 139 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 60.1% 32 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 25.4% 145 Bottom
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 78.9% 57 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 36.9% 54 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 53.2% 107 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 11.8% 104 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 2.3% 32 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 35.4% 50 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 87.3% 95 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0 140 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 17.0% 66 Middle