When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 97.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 96.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 99.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.4% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 61.0% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus
What is interesting to note, is that the City Center / San Diego State U-Imperial Valley Campus
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(46.7%) than are found in 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.