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 (15.65%), sales jobs (12.30%), and food service (8.32%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in El Cajon use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of El Cajon‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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. 19.06% of adults 25 and older in El Cajon have a college degree.

The per capita income in El Cajon in 2010 was $20,840, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,360 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 28.63% 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 30.20% of the city’s population.

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