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National City, California
City
City of National City
Official seal of National City, California
Seal
Motto: "In the Center of It All"[1]
Location within San Diego County
Location within San Diego County
Coordinates: 32°40′41″N 117°05′57″W / 32.67806°N 117.09917°W / 32.67806; -117.09917Coordinates: 32°40′41″N 117°05′57″W / 32.67806°N 117.09917°W / 32.67806; -117.09917
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Ron Morrison
 • City Council Alejandra Sotelo-Solis (Vice Mayor)
Jerry Cano
Mona Rios
Luis Natividad
 • City Clerk Michael Dalla
 • City Treasurer R. Mitchel Beauchamp
 • City Manager Leslie Deese
Area[2]
 • Total 9.116 sq mi (23.609 km2)
 • Land 7.277 sq mi (18.847 km2)
 • Water 1.839 sq mi (4.762 km2)  20.17%
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 58,582
 • Density 6,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Zip code 91950
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code 06-50398
GNIS feature ID 1661090
Website City of National City California Website

National City is a city in San Diego County, California. The population was 58,582 at the 2010 census, up from 54,260 at the 2000 census. National City is the second-oldest city in San Diego County and has a historic past.[3]

History[edit]

Historical affiliations Spanish Empire 1769–1821 First Mexican Empire 1821–1823 United Mexican States 1823–1848 United States 1848–present

For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay, also known as Tipai-Ipai, lived peacefully and prospered in San Diego County's moderate climate. The area known as National City today was part of the Kumeyaay's ancestral territory which ranged east to El Centro, north to Escondido, and south to Baja California. The Kumeyaay were skilled hunters and innovative agriculturists. The Kumeyaay established their rich cultural identity and traditions, many of which are still practiced and honored today. The Kumeyaay first encountered Europeans with the arrival of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 in what is now San Diego. By the year 1769, when Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, founded the Mission San Diego de Alcalá and the Presidio of San Diego, the destruction of the Kumeyaay way of life had irreversibly begun. By the late 18th century, Spaniards entered Tipai-Ipai (Kumeyaay) territory, bringing with them non-native, invasive flora, and domestic animals like horses and cattle, which brought about degradation to local ecology.[4]

The Spanish named the 26,000 acres (11,000 ha) of land El Rancho del Rey (the Ranch of the King), used by Spanish soldiers to graze horses. After independence from Spain, in 1810, the Mexican government renamed it Rancho de la Nacion (Ranch of the Nation). Governor Pio Pico granted Rancho de la Nación to his brother-in-law John (Don Juan) Forster in 1845. President Andrew Johnson, in issuing the land patent, listed the name as simply "The National Ranch".[5] National City is the English translation the land grant name, "Rancho de la Nacion".[6]

In 1868, Frank Kimball and his brothers Warren and Levi, contractors and builders from San Francisco, purchased the entire rancho and thus began the foundation of the celebrated city, retaining the National name.

Frank Kimball first brought novelty and change to the area by building his personal residence. His home included a bathtub as well as hot, running water, making it the first modern house in the entire county. However, it was more than his personal innovative endeavors that allowed the region to flourish. By constructing the first roads and railroad in what is now National City, Frank and his brothers most notably were responsible for introducing modern transportation to the residents of the community. The brothers also implemented the area’s first post office and a wharf for sea-bound imports and exports. These large ventures, coupled with smaller personal missions, both contributed to the overall goal of creating a community unparalleled to the times. A lasting mark of the Kimballs was the trees they imported and planted from Europe and Asia, accomplished via a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These trees can be found dotted throughout the city to this very day. It was the passion and influence of the Kimballs as well as other early pioneers that made way for the city’s incorporation on September 17, 1887.[7]

Geography[edit]

National City is located at 32°40′15″N 117°5′34″W / 32.67083°N 117.09278°W / 32.67083; -117.09278 (32.670903, -117.092725).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (24 km2). 7.3 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it (20.17%) is water. National City is bounded by San Diego to the north and northeast, Bonita to the southeast, and Chula Vista to the south across the Sweetwater River. San Diego Bay lies to the immediate west of the city. Also, within the boundaries of National City on the eastern side of town is the unincorporated area of San Diego County known as Lincoln Acres. National City is 15 minutes away from the US–Mexico Border (Tijuana).

National City has road access by the Interstate 5, Interstate 805, and California State Route 54, in addition to surface streets. National City Blvd, which once served as part of the historic U.S. Route 101, still serves as a north–south arterial street parallel to Highland Ave. Plaza Blvd and 30th Street/Sweetwater Road serve as east–west arterial routes. It has rail access through the San Diego Trolley's Blue Line. The nearest commercial airport is San Diego International Airport.

In 2012, National City was honored as the most walkable city in San Diego County.[9] It currently holds a walk score of 71,[10] among the highest scores for cities of similar size.[11] However, its current score also puts National City among bigger cities like Seattle, Washington (74) and Portland, Oregon (66). San Diego's current walk score is 56.[12]

Communities[edit]

Although there are no specific communities identified by the city of National City, certain areas have self-identified as communities. The Old Town[13] community is virtually bordered by McKinley Ave (to the west)and National City Blvd (to the east), and 24th street (to the south) and 8th street (to the north). While Lincoln Acres is an unincorporated area of San Diego County, it is located wholly within the boundaries of the incorporated city of National City and both share the postal code (91950). The South Port Business Center, an industrial park in which many businesses operate, is bordered by I-5 to the west, National City Blvd to the east Mile of Cars Way (24th street)to the north, and W 28th street to the south. The residents near Las Palmas[14] and El Toyon parks[15] have neighborhood councils where they can voice their concerns with the city's elected officials.

The Neighborhood Council Program was developed in an effort to improve communication with the community and to bring services directly to National City residents.[16] The program helps to unify neighbors to further enhance the image of ther city, instilling civic pride into neighborhoods. Regular monthly meetings are held in each of the three Neighborhood Councils. Agenda topics are driven by resident requests, current events, and a desire by city officials to keep residents abreast of new programs and upcoming developments. Meetings are usually attended by police and fire officials, as well as members of the City Council.

Besides attending regular meetings, Neighborhood Council participants assist the city in improving their neighborhoods by volunteering during clean-up and beautification events and by helping to reduce crime. Residents also participate in family events sponsored by the Neighborhood Council Program such as National Night Out and Movies in the Park, as well as other city-sponsored events.

Climate[edit]

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National City’s climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March.[17] The city has a mild climate year-round, with an average of 201 days above 72 °F (22 °C) and low rainfall (9–13 inches [23–33 cm] annually). Frequently, particularly during the “May gray/June gloom” period, a thick “marine layer” cloud cover will keep the air cool and damp within a few miles of the coast.

On average, the warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 108°F in September 1988. On average, the coolest month is December. The lowest recorded temperature was 15°F in April 2003.The maximum average precipitation occurs in February.[18]

Ecology[edit]

Like most of Southern California and the San Diego County region, the majority of National City's current area was originally occupied by chaparral, a plant community made up mostly of drought-resistant shrubs. National City's broad city limits encompass the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and the most northern area of the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. The Sweetwater River runs from the Cuyamaca Mountains, through National City and Chula Vista via a flood control channel (natural route as opposed to a canal) and empties into the San Diego Bay. Most of west National City is flat with an average elevation of 72 feet (22 m), which made it historically desirable and well suited for the Spanish to graze their horses. The eastern areas of National City tend to have canyons and ridges with an existing wildlife.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[19] reported that National City had a population of 58,582. The population density was 6,426.7 people per square mile (2,481.4/km²). The racial makeup of National City was 24,725 (42.2%) White, 3,054 (5.2%) African American, 618 (1.1%) Native American, 10,699 (18.3%) Asian, 482 (0.8%) Pacific Islander, 16,175 (27.6%) from other races, and 2,829 (4.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36,911 persons (63.0%).

The Census reported that 52,830 people (90.2% of the population) lived in households, 5,341 (9.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 411 (0.7%) were institutionalized.

There were 15,502 households, out of which 7,402 (47.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 7,376 (47.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,437 (22.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,300 (8.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 959 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 83 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,694 households (17.4%) were made up of individuals and 1,226 (7.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41. There were 12,113 families (78.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.79.

The population was spread out with 14,939 people (25.5%) under the age of 18, 9,472 people (16.2%) aged 18 to 24, 15,892 people (27.1%) aged 25 to 44, 12,076 people (20.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,203 people (10.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.2 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

There were 16,762 housing units at an average density of 1,838.9 per square mile (710.0/km²), of which 5,197 (33.5%) were owner-occupied, and 10,305 (66.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.6%. 19,165 people (32.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 33,665 people (57.5%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[20] of 2000, there were 54,260 people, 15,018 households, and 11,804 families residing in the city.

  • Mexican – 53%
  • Filipino – 19%
  • Black or African American - 6%
  • Other Hispanic or Latino - 5%
  • German - 3%
  • Irish - 2%
  • English - 2%
  • Italian - 1%
  • American Indian tribes, specified - 1%
  • French (except Basque) - 1%
  • Puerto Rican - 1%
  • Japanese - 1%
  • Scottish-Irish - 1%
  • Subsaharan African - 1%
  • Polish - 1%
  • Russian - 1%
  • Central American: - 1%
  • Greek -1%

As of 2007, 19.5% of National City residents have incomes listed below the poverty level, a figure above the 12.4% California state average.[21] In 2000, the estimated household income was $29,826. As of 2009, the estimated household income is $39,158, which is below the California state average of $59,958.[22]

Crime[edit]

Although crime has dropped since the 1980s and 1990s, National City still has significant gang and drug activity, and perennially leads San Diego County in violent crime.[23][dated info]

For example, the number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 546. The number of homicides for that year was 9, a rate of 16.6 per 100,000 people and three times the national average of 5.5.[24] The violent crime rate was 9.7 per 1,000 people. From 2003 to 2007, National City averaged 5.2 homicides a year or an average rate of 9.6 per 100,000 people.[25]

In 2008, National City was homicide-free for the first time since 1963, though it still led San Diego County in violent crime with a rate of 6.1 per 1,000 people (the county average was 3.9 per 1,000 for that year).[26]

Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

With tourism being a major industry in San Diego County, in January 2012, the National City Chamber of Commerce and National City lodging businesses formed the National City Tourism Marketing District as a benefit assessment district to help fund marketing and sales promotion efforts for city lodging businesses.[27] The NCTMD includes all lodging business (hotels, motels and inns), existing and in the future, available for public occupancy located within the city limits boundaries. These include the Best Western Marina Gateway, Carlill Auto Court, Clarion South Bay, Grand Plaza Inn, Holiday Inn Express Howard Johnson Express, National City Motel, Paradise Motel, Rodeway Inn, Stardust Inn, Super 8 Motel and Sweetwater Inn. An annual assessment of 2.5% of gross short-term room rental revenue collected by lodging business goes to fund the NCTMD and its activities of promoting the safety and enhanced image of National City in order to increase tourism as well as to market National City as a tourist, meeting and event destination.

Top employers[edit]

According to the city's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[28] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of employees
1 Paradise Valley Hospital 1138
2 National School District 462
3 Sweetwater Union High School District 400
4 Wal-Mart 400
5 NMS Management 300
6 Dixieline ProBuild 285
7 City of National City 275
8 Ball Automotive Group 250
9 Macy's 250
10 Motivational Systems, Inc. 245
11 Mossy Nissan 298

Arts and culture[edit]

Entrance to the Mile of Cars
House in the Historic District near Mile of Cars

Museums and other points of interest[edit]

  • The National City Mile of Cars is recognized as one of the first "auto malls" in the world.
  • National City's three-mile port area along the San Diego Bay is part of Naval Base San Diego, the largest U.S. Naval base on the west coast.
  • National City Depot - The National City California Southern Railroad Depot, built in 1882, served as the first Pacific Coast terminus station of the Santa Fe Railway system’s transcontinental railroad. The station was the West Coast general office and figured prominently in Santa Fe’s effort to break the economic and transportation monopoly of California held by the Central/Southern Pacific Railroads. The first transcontinental trains arrived in November 1885, resulting in one of the largest land booms in the history of California. Of the original five transcontinental railroad terminus stations, this unique Italianate designed station is the lone survivor. Location: 900 West 23rd St, National City. Listed as California Historical Landmark no. 1023.
  • Westfield Plaza Bonita is a shopping mall in National City that attracts customers from all around the South Bay region of San Diego County. It is one of the only completely enclosed (all indoor) shopping malls in the county. It has recently been enlarged and now features a new playground, cafe terrace, Borders bookstore, Target and an AMC 14-screen cinema.
  • Paradise Valley Hospital, a 301-bed acute care facility founded by Ellen White, an Adventist, in 1902. The hospital is owned and operated by Prime Healthcare Services.
  • Cafe La Maze (est. 1941) is recognized as one of National City's most historic restaurants.[29][30]
  • Highland Avenue - infamous Southern California car cruising route.
  • Niederfrank's Ice Cream (est. 1948)[31]
  • Napoleone Pizza House (est. 1958) is the pizza place that Tom Waits worked at as a teenager [32] He mentions it in the song "I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)" from Small Change and "The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)" on The Heart of Saturday Night.
  • Olivewood Gardens, the old Victorian style house that John T. Walton lived in.
  • Brick Row on Heritage Square, 909 A Avenue Designed by San Diego architect R. C. Ball (who designed Folsom Prison), it was constructed by Frank Kimball in 1887 for $30,000. These 10 individual row houses were to be used by the executives of the Santa Fe Railroad. This architectural style is unique to this region and was molded after the row houses of Philadelphia and similar eastern cities. It was hoped that the railroad VIPs would not only feel at home surrounded by familiar architecture, but also be impressed by the cosmopolitan appearance of the young city. All the apartments have a formal dining room with fireplace, a kitchen, a parlor with fireplace, a butler's pantry, and four bedrooms upstairs

Twelve-inch-thick (300 mm) interlocking brick walls divide the units. The brickwork on the row houses was laid with an artistic eye to break the severe lines of the long walls. The bricks above the second story are set upright at an angle. A one-story wooden porch runs the length of the building.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it now is an integral part of National City's Heritage Square. Each of the 10 units is privately owned and maintained; however, there is a protective covenant on the facade, so the exterior will always be in keeping with the Victorian surroundings.

Community events[edit]

  • National City Automobile Heritage Day Car Show has been an annual event since 1991. On the first Sunday of August, early model classics and muscle, to the latest super cars are all on display at Kimball Park. The day's activities also include food from some of National City's popular eateries, and a wide variety of live music performances.
  • July 4 Celebrations and Fireworks Show are put on at Kimball Park. Throughout the day, many gather for a mini-carnival with rides, food, contests, and live music. Many locals gather around Kimball Park for a fireworks display.

Government[edit]

In the State Legislature, National City is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Juan Vargas, and in the 79th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mary Salas. Federally, National City is located in California's 51st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +7[33] and is represented by Independent Ron Morrison.

Education[edit]

National City's 10 public elementary schools are under the National School District http://nsd.us/

Elementary schools

Charter school

National City's public middle and high schools are in the Sweetwater Union High School District

Middle schools

  • National City Middle School
  • Granger Junior High School - California's 2010 Schools To Watch

High school

Private schools

  • San Diego Academy - A Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school
  • Faithful Ambassadors Bible Baptist Academy - PreK-12
  • Gospel Light Christian School - PreK-12

Libraries
On August 2005, the National City Public Library opened the doors of its newly built, 49,508 sq ft (4,599.4 m2) state-of-the art facility. The library offers more than 160,000 books and has one of the largest computer centers in the State of California's public library system with over 60 computer units.[34]

On December 18, 1884, Frank Kimball opened the city's first public library in his own home. On April 1884, the library was moved to the downstairs room of Granger Hall on National Avenue. In 1895, it was moved to the Boyd Block, currently McKinley and visually, 16th Street. From 1911 to 1954, National City operated its Carnegie Public Library in the present site of the National City Civic Center. The library operated in the present day Art Center since 1954 until the opening of the new location in 2005.

Immigrant sanctuary[edit]

Former Mayor Nick Inzunza declared National City an immigrant sanctuary city on September 30, 2006 in a proclamation he presented to immigrants rights activists during dueling rallies that brought about 400 people to City Hall.[35] This was the result of a statement Mayor Inzunza made on National Public Radio on September 8, 2006. This proclamation divided the city between the stance of the ex-mayor and the federal and state regulations regarding this matter.

On November 7, 2006, Ron Morrison was elected mayor of National City. On November 28, 2006, Mayor Morrison appeared on the KPBS program Full Focus with Gloria Penner and was asked if National City will continue to be a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Morrison responded, "absolutely not".

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Highland Avenue is mentioned in Lil' Rob's music:

  • "Summer Nights" (video) at 1:24 minutes
  • "California" at 2:56 minutes

The film Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988) was filmed in National City[38]

Sister cities[edit]

National City only has one sister city as designated by Sister Cities International:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of National City California Website". City of National City California Website. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ U.S. Census
  3. ^ "UT-South County > National City". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://sycuantribe.com/html/our-heritage.html
  5. ^ "Journal of San Diego History (July 1962; vol. 8, num. 2)". Retrieved May 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Profile for National City, California, CA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "National City History - About National City". Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/oct/31/national-city-honored-most-walkable-city/
  10. ^ http://www.walkscore.com/score/91950
  11. ^ http://www.walkscore.com/score/91950
  12. ^ http://www.walkscore.com/CA/San_Diego
  13. ^ http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=498
  14. ^ http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?recordid=3062&page=16
  15. ^ http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=78&recordid=3055
  16. ^ http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=151
  17. ^ http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/91950
  18. ^ http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/91950
  19. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  20. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  21. ^ "National City, California (CA) poverty rate data". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  22. ^ "National City, California (CA) Detailed Profile". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Marketers have their work cut out for them". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Homicide and Suicide Rates". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  25. ^ "No slayings in National City in '08; first time since '64". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  26. ^ "No slayings in National City in '08; first time since '63". Retrieved January 4, 2009. 
  27. ^ National City Tourism Marketing District Management District Plan
  28. ^ City of National City CAFR
  29. ^ Union Tribune article - History of Cafe La Maze
  30. ^ Cafe La Maze - History page
  31. ^ http://www.niederfranks.com/
  32. ^ http://www.yelp.com/biz/napoleone-pizza-house-national-city
  33. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 
  34. ^ http://www.nationalcityca.gov/index.aspx?page=128
  35. ^ National City named sanctuary city | The San Diego Union-Tribune
  36. ^ "John Baldessari". Electronic Arts Intermix. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Dan Saleaumua". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  38. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095989/locations

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