El Cajon, CA
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El Cajon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 103,679 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, El Cajon is the 68th largest community in California.

Housing costs in El Cajon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

El Cajon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, El Cajon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Cajon who work in office and administrative support (15.90%), sales jobs (12.68%), and food service (7.84%).

The percentage of adults in El Cajon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.24% of the adults in El Cajon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in El Cajon in 2010 was $20,430, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,720 for a family of four. However, El Cajon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Cajon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Cajon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Cajon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. El Cajon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Cajon include Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Irish, Iraqi, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of El Cajon's cultural character, accounting for 29.55% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in El Cajon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.