Living in El Cajon, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

El Cajon SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
6

El Cajon, CA Crime Report

2,784
Total Crimes
2,664.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
3.73%
Above National Average

El Cajon, CA Cost Of Living

133
El Cajon's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

El Cajon, California Info Snack

El Cajon (/lkhon/; Spanish: [elkaxon]) is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. In a valley surrounded by mountains, the city has acquired the nickname of "The Big Box." Its name originated similarly, from the Spanish phrase "el cajón," which means "the box" or "the drawer."
Population
103,285
Unemployment
9.8%
Poverty
21.7%
Median Home
$430,700
Median Income
$52,593
Median Rent
$1,277

El Cajon, CA Photos

Rankings for El Cajon in California

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Map Of El Cajon, CA

Population over time in El Cajon

Year Population % Change
2017 103,285 -0.0%
2016 103,314 0.4%
2015 102,894 0.5%
2014 102,383 0.8%
2013 101,582 1.0%
2012 100,590 0.9%
2011 99,680 0.9%
2010 98,813 0.9%
2009 97,932 -
Crime/100k El Cajon CA USA
Violent Crime 492.8 447.4 368.9
Murder 4.8 4.4 5.0
Robbery 182.8 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 275.6 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2171.4 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 337.8 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1477.6 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 356.0 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in El Cajon

White
57.1% (58,997)
African American
5.5% (5,698)
American Indian
0.2% (192)
Asian
3.7% (3,773)
Hawaiian
0.4% (422)
Other
0.3% (356)
Two Or More
4.3% (4,405)
Hispanic
28.5% (29,442)
Race El Cajon CA USA
White 57.1% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 5.5% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 3.7% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.3% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 28.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For El Cajon, California

Less than $10,000
6.1% (627,684)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (682,088)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.1% (1,143,103)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (1,116,059)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (1,335,245)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.2% (1,774,876)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.6% (1,405,687)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.6% (1,302,226)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (530,827)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (410,699)
Income El Cajon CA USA
Less than $10,000 6.1% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.1% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.2% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.6% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.6% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in El Cajon

Female
49.3% (50,951)
Male
50.7% (52,333)
Gender El Cajon CA USA
Female 49.3% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.7% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in El Cajon for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (9,295)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (7,229)
High School / GED
28.0% (28,919)
Some College
28.0% (28,919)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (8,262)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (14,459)
Master's Degree
4.0% (4,131)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,032)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,032)
Education El Cajon CA USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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