Mira Mesa - San Diego, CA - Niche

  • Population
    83,845
  • Population Density
    5,001 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    17 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    89 3.6
Mira Mesa is a neighborhood in San Diego with 83,845 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
3.6 from 89 reviews
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    • 5
    Crime & Safety: There's very little crime in this area. If people see something, they report it and spread the word amongst their neighbors. Overall, pretty crime-free area.
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Nice, quiet neighborhood. Most are nice families when you meet them, but a lot like to keep to themselves and that's nice, usually a friendly wave and such when you see each other and sometimes bring food to each other. Very thoughtful people.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The diversity is great and the people are very warm and friendly.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety: I feel that crime has increased in Mira Mesa
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The Mira Mesa community is outdated needs clean up

Demographics

Racial Diversity

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Asian 45.89% 4.83% 13.30% 10.92%
White 30.66% 63.25% 39.16% 47.98%
Hispanic 13.72% 16.62% 38.18% 32.35%
Multiracial 4.41% 2.05% 2.74% 3.02%
African American 3.91% 12.23% 5.66% 4.79%
Pacific Islander 0.93% 0.16% 0.36% 0.43%
Other 0.27% 0.19% 0.22% 0.16%
Native American 0.21% 0.66% 0.38% 0.35%

Age

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
9 years and under 12% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10% 12%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 10% 13% 12% 12%

Education Levels

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 8% 14% 19% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 16% 28% 21% 19%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 30% 32%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 20% 21%
Master's degree or higher 15% 11% 11% 13%

Gender

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Female 47.9% 50.8% 50.3% 49.8%
Male 52.1% 49.2% 49.7% 50.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Own 59.4% 64.9% 54.8% 53.8%
Rent 40.6% 35.1% 45.2% 46.2%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Assault 41.7 278.9 226.0 226.6
Murder 0 5.0 4.2 2.4
Robbery 331.6 159.8 136.3 104.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Mira Mesa United States California San Diego Metro Area
Burglary 559.4 573.5 523.6 447.7
Larceny 633.3 2079.6 1621.6 1480.2
Motor vehicle theft 0 235.5 402.8 382.2

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 13% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 21 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 20 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 17 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 17 responses

  • 12% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 47% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 12% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Very accepting.
  • 33% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 33% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 26 responses

  • 19% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 19% 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.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments