Mira Mesa - San Diego, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    68,483
  • Population Density
    7,280 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    64 3.5
Mira Mesa is a neighborhood in San Diego with 68,483 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 64 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a place to live temporarily. Not a place to stay.
    • Parent
    • 2
    Food & Drink: Everything closes at 9pm. No nightlife.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: Need more communication between police and neighborhood communities. We only hear about break ins or assults from neighbors. no warning from police.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Weather: San Diego weather is usually beautiful
    • Parent
    • 3
    Employment: I enjoy working close to home

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Sorrento Valley 4,849
3.33 Miramar 5,368
4.00 Rancho Penaquitos 44,945
3.66 Scripps Ranch 20,015
4.00 Sabre Springs 11,576
4.00 Miramar Ranch North 13,257
4.00 Carmel Valley 42,158

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 University City 45,518
3.66 Rancho Bernardo 45,463
3.33 Pacific Beach 35,316
3.66 North Park 37,516

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Poway Unified School District 37
3.33 San Diego Unified School District 228

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Mesa Verde Middle School Public 6-9 Middle
4.33 Park Village Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Canyon View Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Deer Canyon Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Monterey Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Los Penasquitos Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Rolling Hills Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Stone Ranch Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Adobe Bluffs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Willow Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Black Mountain Middle School Public 6-9 Middle
4.33 Del Sur Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Bernardo Heights Middle School Public 6-9 Middle
4.33 Creekside Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Westview High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Meadowbrook Middle School Public 5-10 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Oak Valley Middle School Public 5-9 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Turtleback Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Highland Ranch Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Morning Creek Elementary School Public K-7 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Chaparral Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Twin Peaks Middle School Public 5-9 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Midland Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Westwood Elementary School Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Shoal Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 The Bishop's School Private, Religious 6-12 High
Aseltine School Private, Special Education 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Francis Parker School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 La Jolla Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Springall Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 San Diego Jewish Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy of San Diego Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Cal Coast Academy Private 5-12 High
3.00 Academy of Our Lady of Peace Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Santa Fe Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Cathedral Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Cook Education Center - Tiee Private, Special Education 4-12 High
3.00 Halstrom High School - San Diego Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 The Grauer School Private 6-12 High
3.00 Horizon Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Fusion Academy & Learning Center Private, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
Sierra Academy of San Diego Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
2.33 Winston School Private, Special Education 4-12 High
Excelsior Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
2.00 Maranatha Christian Schools Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Torah High Schools of San Diego Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
Minato Gakuen School Private 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
School of the Madeleine Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Michael School Private, Religious PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
3.66 University of San Diego
3.66 University of California - San Diego
3.66 San Diego State University
3.33 Point Loma Nazarene University
2.66 California State University - San Marcos
2.33 San Diego Christian College
2.33 John Paul the Great Catholic University
Palomar College
MiraCosta College
San Diego Mesa College
Grossmont College
University of Phoenix - San Diego
Southwestern College - California
National University
San Diego City College
San Diego Miramar College
Cuyamaca College
The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
Kaplan College - San Diego
ITT Technical Institute - San Diego
California College - San Diego
Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista
Kaplan College - Vista
Concorde Career College - San Diego
Coleman University

Around Mira Mesa

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area North Park Pacific Beach Rancho Bernardo University City
Asian 47.61% 4.83% 13.11% 10.92% 5.51% 2.77% 22.66% 30.31%
White 29.38% 63.25% 39.67% 47.98% 52.33% 82.45% 60.53% 53.97%
Hispanic 13.43% 16.62% 37.89% 32.35% 29.37% 11.74% 10.21% 9.71%
Multiracial 4.25% 2.05% 2.64% 3.02% 3.72% 1.35% 3.66% 3.31%
African American 3.70% 12.23% 5.72% 4.79% 7.98% 1.15% 2.38% 1.98%
Pacific Islander 1.20% 0.16% 0.36% 0.43% 0.31% 0% 0.24% 0.34%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.39% 0.35% 0.63% 0.20% 0.24% 0.19%
Other 0.21% 0.19% 0.22% 0.16% 0.14% 0.34% 0.07% 0.20%

Age

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area North Park Pacific Beach Rancho Bernardo University City
9 years and under 12% 13% 13% 13% 8% 5% 10% 8%
10 to 17 years 9% 11% 11% 10% 6% 2% 12% 5%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 11% 12% 8% 18% 6% 23%
25 to 34 years 19% 13% 14% 15% 25% 39% 11% 24%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 14% 13% 17% 13% 14% 11%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 9% 15% 9%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 11% 11% 12% 6% 11% 9%
65 and over 10% 13% 12% 12% 10% 8% 22% 12%

Education Levels

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area North Park Pacific Beach Rancho Bernardo University City
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 19% 15% 9% 3% 4% 3%
High school diploma or equivalent 18% 28% 21% 19% 14% 10% 14% 7%
Some college or associate degree 33% 29% 30% 32% 31% 26% 27% 20%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18% 19% 21% 29% 44% 33% 33%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 11% 13% 17% 18% 22% 38%

Gender

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area North Park Pacific Beach Rancho Bernardo University City
Male 50.4% 49.2% 49.7% 50.2% 50.5% 53.0% 47.1% 50.4%
Female 49.6% 50.8% 50.3% 49.8% 49.5% 47.0% 52.9% 49.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area North Park Pacific Beach Rancho Bernardo University City
Rent 41.4% 35.1% 44.7% 46.2% 70.7% 75.0% 31.4% 67.5%
Own 58.6% 64.9% 55.3% 53.8% 29.3% 25.0% 68.6% 32.5%

Resident Opinions

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 5 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 33% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 67% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 25% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.