Wgu Hat1 Community Health Task 1 Essay

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Community Health Nursing
Community Description and Interpretation of Data
America’s Finest City, San Diego, California is located in the southern most county in California, San Diego County. “San Diego is the second largest city in California”, (Wikipedia, 2013). Bordered by Orange and Riverside Counties to the north, Imperial County to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Baja California, Mexico to the south. San Diego is known for it’s mild but, diverse climate. “Average temperatures are 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, with more than 200 days above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. With warm dry summers and low
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A distant second is the Federal Government with 46,300 people, followed by the State of California, University of California San Diego, North Island Naval Air Station, County of San Diego, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, San Diego Unified School District, and San Diego State University”, (San Diego Sourcebook website, 2013) rounding out the top 10. “Tourism is a large industry in San Diego due to the beaches, climate, and many tourist attractions including Balboa Park and it’s museums and Zoo and Sea World. Also of note is the display of San Diego’s Mexican heritage as seen in the historical sites including the Mission de Alcala and Old Town”, (Sand Diego Wikipedia entry, 2013).
“According to city-data.com, 43.7% of San Diego County residents are affiliated with religious congregations, which is below the national rate of 50.2%. Of that 43.7%, 67.5% are Catholic, 5.7% are Jewish, and 3.8% Latter Day Saints. The rest are divided between several other denominations” (City data website, 2013).
“Crime rates in San Diego are below that of the national level. Crimes, including murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries all seem to “bell curve” between 1999 and 2011 per the City Data website, most peaking between 2003 and 2006. Most events are on the decline since 2006. The over all

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