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 103,241 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Cajon who work in office and administrative support (13.11%), sales jobs (11.79%), and management occupations (7.73%).

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.

In terms of college education, El Cajon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.07% 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 $23,723, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,892 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 28.51% 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: 29.45%.

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