San Diego's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in southeastern San Diego, including Encanto, Paradise Hills and Skyline, are home to sizable Filipino, Samoan, and West and East African populations. An inewsource analysis of 2010 census data found that Encanto is the most diverse community in San Diego.

This map was created using a diversity index that assigns numbers between 0 and 1. The higher the number, the greater the diversity.

Think of it like this: What are the chances you'll run into someone who is of a different race and ethnicity? Downtown San Diego, for example has a diversity index of .508, meaning you have about a 50-50 chance of encountering someone of a different race or ethnicity.

The most diverse neighborhoods—with a diversity rank of 1 to 13 are green, those with a diversity rank of 14 to 27 are yellow, 28 to 40 are orange, and 41 to 54 are red.

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Diversity Index 0.036 - 0.811

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By the numbers: How diverse is your neighborhood?

by Leo Castaneda | October 16, 2014

When Tau Baraka was growing up, southeastern San Diego was already a pretty diverse community. Baraka, now 47 and the owner of Imperial Barbershop in Encanto, said that back then the area was primarily white, African-American and Hispanic.

“But as the years start progressing, you start seeing a big change in that, especially with the Filipino population here,” Baraka said.

Now, neighborhoods in southeastern San Diego, including Encanto, Paradise Hills and Skyline, are home to sizable Filipino, Samoan, and West and East African populations. An inewsource analysis of 2010 census data found that Encanto is the most diverse community in San Diego.

When many people hear the word diversity, they tend to think “minorities.” But the diversity index used here gives the term new perspective.

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