El Cajon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 102,708 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.
Unlike some cities, El Cajon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in El Cajon are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.84%), sales jobs (11.57%), and management occupations (8.53%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, El Cajon is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the El Cajon area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of El Cajon citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.89% of adults 25 and older in El Cajon have a college degree.
The per capita income in El Cajon in 2018 was $25,135, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,540 for a family of four. However, El Cajon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
El Cajon is an extremely 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 27.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Cajon include German, Irish, Iraqi, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, and English.
In addition, El Cajon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.05%).
The most common language spoken in El Cajon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.