The Five Main Themes of geography of San Diego and her suburban city of La Mesa
1. Location –Latitude and Longitude
2. Place –What is it like there
3. Movement –People, Ideas, Goods moving from one place to another
4. Region—A Group Of Places that have any human or physical characteristics in common
5. Human Environmental Interaction—Humans Adapt To Environment or Effect The Environment
Five Themes Of Geography For San Diego and Her Suburban City of La Mesa
In 2012 the statistics from the San Diego County Census Bureau reported that the White population to be 76.6% and that the black or African American population to be 5.6% while the Native American Indian were only 1.3% in population. The Asian population was 11.6% of the population and Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders were only .06% of the population.
Two or more races present in the households were 4.2%. Hispanic was 32.7% in population and the White alone not Hispanic or Latino were 47.6% in population. While 49.7% are female in gender, less than 6.7% are children under five years old and less than 23% are teenagers under eighteen years of age.
And 12% are 65 years of age or older male or females living in San Diego County. 83% have lived in the same house for over one year 2008-2012. 23.2% are foreign born persons 2008-2012 and 37.1% use another language where they reside other than English 2008-2012.
85.4% are High School Graduates 2008-2012, 34% have a Bachelor's Degree between 2008-2012 and over 230, 000 Veterans between 2008 and 2012. 54.5% home ownership 2008-2012 and approximately $30, 683.00 per capita in the past twelve months 2008-2012.
As you can see we are a very diverse culture with a lot to offer. And as one of the world’s top twelve highest earning agriculture environments is all the more reason why it is a very important global region.
And even with the statistics previously mentioned there are still 13.9% of our population that are listed as below poverty income between 2008 and 2012. In 2008 the city of San Diego was reported to be one of the top ten safest cities with populations over 100,000 persons. In 2010 the city of San Diego was listed as one of the top ten highest crime and unsafe cities with populations over 100,000 persons.
This could be attributed to the drug war crossing over into America from Mexico. I believe that our local government is as much responsible for our border security as the Federal government because no one cares about their own neighborhood as much as the person who lives there.
The Federal government in large does not have to deal with having their purse stole, their identity stole or a violent gang member who is lawless. Nor do they have to worry about the gang member who watches to see when you leave your home so that they can illegally enter at their own liberty.
We have a rich military history here in San Diego with the navy using our ports as home base. And the military have a wonderful community nearby the ports where they have their own little close knit communities of mothers and children and wives or spouses of our United States Military.