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El Cajon, California - Basic Facts

The City of El Cajon had a population of 103,290 as of July 1, 2016. El Cajon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Cajon is located at latitude 32.8017 and longitude -116.9604 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Cajon (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 433 feet.

The City of El Cajon (GNIS ID: 2410406) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of El Cajon is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cajon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Cajon: Elcajon.

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El Cajon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 103,290
Population in Households 100,791
Population in Familes 82,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,499
Population Density1 7,134
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 34,816
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 24,142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,719 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,097 (57.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,039 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $389,036
Average Home Value $410,585


Median Household Income $47,315
Average Household Income $64,794
Per Capita Income $22,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.88%
Households 0.32% 0.76%
Families 0.35% 0.77%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

El Cajon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cajon to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 70 95th
Population Density1 # 129 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 523 66th
Median Household Income # 991 35th
Per Capita Income # 1000 34th

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