El Cajon, CA
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Living in El Cajon


El Cajon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 103,894 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, El Cajon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.45%), sales jobs (12.12%), and management occupations (8.20%).

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.

In terms of college education, El Cajon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.11% of adults 25 and older in El Cajon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in El Cajon in 2010 was $22,227, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,908 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 29.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Cajon include German, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Irish, Iraqi, and English.

El Cajon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.84%.

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