San Diego Regional
Quality of Life Dashboard
by nearly 15% from 2015 to 2016.
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San Diego residents conserved water
San Diego County was $568,000 in 2016.
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The median single-family home in
with new installations up 11% in 2016.
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Solar energy systems continued to increase

The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard measures and benchmarks environmental and economic trends throughout the region tracking a central theme: Is our quality of life improving?

About the Dashboard   Key Findings   About the Data

The following icons visualize yearly trends to show if indicators have improved or worsened from the previous data year.

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economy indicator
Economy: Local unemployment continues to decrease with highest rates of job growth in real estate and construction.
renewable energy indicator
Renewable Energy: Solar energy systems continue to increase with installations up 11% in 2016, totaling nearly 30,000 new installations.
water indicator
Water: San Diego County residents conserved water by nearly 15% from 2015 to 2016, the lowest recorded in over 17 years.
housing indicator
Housing: Affordable housing continues to worsen with the median single-family home price increasing of 7.2% in 2016.
trash indicator
Waste: San Diego's per capita waste disposal has been on the rise since 2012 and is the worst for a major urban area in the state.
transportation indicator
Transportation: Sales of new electric vehicles continued to rise, however, commuters spent 9% more time stuck in traffic in 2016.

The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard presents a comprehensive view of environmental and economic indicators by combining data collection and analysis with research and outreach strategies aimed at advancing development of intelligent policy in the region.

Drawing on strong relationships with environmental groups, government agencies and the business community, we are able to provide a balanced snapshot of the region’s well-being using credible data, clear metrics and ongoing benchmarks. The dashboard tracks our region's progress on critical, interlinking quality-of-life issues and provides examples of where things are working and ideas for how we can improve.

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The dashboard contains "ideas for change," and how you can make them happen. Encourage your employer, elected officials and friends to implement these changes.
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Thank You to Our Partners

We especially thank the following Equinox Project Partners for underwriting the Dashboard and making this project possible.

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