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DayGo: Breakdown of San Diego’s Urban Areas

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The Short San Diego Ghetto Story

The city right next to the Mexican border, also known as Daygo, has all races of white, black, Asian, and Mexicans that have their own separate San Diego gangs and reside in their own San Diego neighborhoods.

San Diego County of southern California has over 3 million people with the San Diego black population equaling 6%, followed by Asians with 13%, San Diego Hispanic population with 34% and the white community totaling 46%.

San Diego Black Population

The San Diego black population lives mostly on the Southeast side and the East Side, which began in the city’s early days as black people were forced to live in communities of Southeast San Diego.

Section of Southeast San Diego would later become home to neighborhoods like Market Street, Skyline, Lincoln Park, and a few other San Diego neighborhoods.

San Diego Asian Community

The San Diego Asian community and the city’s Pacific Islander population has been around as long as any other group with most coming to California as workers on ships and fish boats.

Most of the San Diego Asian population lives in the North County section of San Diego, as well around Paradise Valley Road and Skyline in the Southeast San Diego.

San Diego Hispanic Population

With a close location to Mexico the story of the San Diego Hispanic population starts when the city was first started as the United States took over parts of the old Mexican territory.

The San Diego Hispanic population started around the Old Town neighborhood, which is northwest of downtown San Diego, and would later grow into other areas like Barrio Logan.

Today’s San Diego Ghetto

Today, with San Diego constantly growing, gentrification has been expanded into the surrounding San Diego neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights and slowly making its way into Southeast San Diego.

*Map of San Diego ghetto and San Diego gangs. Not Created by

San Diego Gangs and Affiliations

The city has numerous San Diego gangs and affiliations of all of the races in North County, Southeast, East Side, South Bay and East County sections.

Since the Mexicans and whites make up much of the population, the San Diego area is made up of various Varrio’s and biker gangs.

With a close location to Los Angeles the San Diego ghetto has adopted Blood and Crip affiliations into their own culture that can be seen on the map above.

In California, San Diego Asian gangs are just as active as anyone else in the state.  Some of the San Diego Asian gangs having ties to the Bloods and Crips, that can be seen with the San Diego Asian gangs of the Asian Boys, Oriental Crips or the Deep Valley Bloods.

Currently, San Diego gangs have become less active as the city is entering in a new era within the urban San Diego neighborhoods.

*Note: All information is provided through people of the community, outside sources, and research.  Some information might not be current and/or 100% accurate.