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Overview

Introduction to El Cajon, California

El Cajon is a California city located in San Diego County. It is situated about 15 miles east of the city of San Diego, to which it is linked by Interstate Highway 8. Incorporated in 1912, the central city area of El Cajon evolved into a much larger incorporated area, coincident with large population spikes occurring after World War II and again between 1970 and 1990. As a General Law City, El Cajon derives legal authority for its city acts from the laws of the State of California as opposed to a city charter. El Cajon is governed by a five-member City Council including an elected Mayor, who serves a four-year term as presiding officer of the City Council and is the city representative at ceremonial functions. Until 1968, the Mayor was a City Council member chosen by the Council to serve a one-year term.

Arts, Education and Entertainment

El Cajon is home to Grossmount Community College, Cuyamaca College, San Diego Christian College and the Southern California Seminary. Also located within the city's boundaries are Gillespie Field (airport) and Knox House Museum. There are several attractions within easy driving distance, including the following:

  • San Diego Zoo.
  • Sea World (San Diego).
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park.
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum.
  • San Diego Museum of Art.
  • Balboa Park.
  • LEGOland (Carlsbad, about 40 miles north).
  • Disneyland (Anaheim, about 100 miles north).
  • Knott's Berry Farm/Knott's Soak City (Buena Park, about 105 miles north).

The following professional sports teams reside in or near San Diego County:

  • Baseball:
    • (Major League Baseball) San Diego Padres.
    • (Major League Baseball) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
    • (Minor League Baseball) San Diego SurfDawgs (an independent team in the Golden Baseball League).
  • Football:
    • (National Football League) San Diego Chargers.
  • Hockey:
    • (National Hockey League) Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

College football fans will note that San Diego is home to the San Diego State University Aztecs, and Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego is the host site of both the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl game and also the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game, held every December. Pro fans will take note of the fact that Qualcomm, in addition to serving as home field of the San Diego Chargers, has also hosted three NFL Super Bowl games.

Demographics

People

Total Population102,894
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+43,190
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,433
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,908

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,269
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,137
Median House Value$369,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.9%
Arab9.8%
Irish8%
Iraqi6.1%
English5.7%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Polish1.1%
Dutch0.7%
African0.7%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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El Cajon Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92019, 92020, 92021
P.O. Box Zip Codes92022
Phone Area Codes619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.77
Approximate Longitude-116.86

El Cajon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEL CAJON
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationALPINE
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches
StationSAN DIEGO MIRAMAR NAS
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
La Mesa59,125$71,077
Lemon Grove26,421$64,514
National City60,349$43,964
Poway49,675$111,554
San Diego1,374,812$80,241
Santee56,839$88,617

El Cajon Public Schools

Dehesa Elementary
4612 Dehesa Rd.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Elite Academy
230 Jamacha Blvd.
ZIP: 92019
High
Total Enrollment 46
Granite Hills High
1719 E. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 92019
High
Total Enrollment 2478
Hillsdale Middle
1301 Brabham St.
ZIP: 92019
Middle
Total Enrollment 1502
Jamacha Elementary
2962 Jamul Dr.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Lexington Elementary
533 S. First St.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Madison Avenue Elementary
1615 E. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Meridian Elementary
651 S. Third St.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Montgomery Middle
1570 Melody Ln.
ZIP: 92019
Middle
Total Enrollment 815
Rancho San Diego Elementary
12151 Calle Albara
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Reach Academy
230 Jamacha Rd.
ZIP: 92019
High
Total Enrollment 32
Sevick Special Education
1609 E. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 92019
Valhalla High
1725 Hillsdale Rd.
ZIP: 92019
High
Total Enrollment 2129
Vista Grande Elementary
1908 Vista Grande Rd.
ZIP: 92019
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Anza Elementary
1005 S. Anza St.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Cajon Valley Middle
550 Park Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Chaparral High
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
ZIP: 92020
High
Total Enrollment 298
Chase Avenue Elementary
195 E. Chase Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Eje Elementary Academy Charter
851 S. Johnson Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Eje Middle Academy
851 S. Johnson Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Middle
Total Enrollment 171
Emerald Middle
1221 S. Emerald Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Middle
Total Enrollment 537
Fletcher Hills Elementary
2330 Center Pl.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Flying Hills Elementary
1251 Finch St.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Fuerte Elementary
11625 Fuerte Dr.
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Grossmont Middle College High
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
ZIP: 92020
High
Total Enrollment 79
Johnson Elementary
500 W. Madison
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Literacy First Charter
799 E. Washington Ave.
ZIP: 92020
Other
Total Enrollment 1607
Merit Academy
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
ZIP: 92020
High
Total Enrollment 65
Mosaica Online Academy Of Southern California
270 E. Douglas Ave., #39
ZIP: 92020
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Pepper Drive Elementary
1935 Marlinda Way
ZIP: 92020
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Phoenix High
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
ZIP: 92020
Blossom Valley Elementary
9863 Oakmont Terr.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Bostonia Elementary
1390 E. Brd.way
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Cajon Valley Community Day
165 Roanoke Rd.
ZIP: 92021
Middle
Total Enrollment 20
Cajon Valley Home
1384 Brd.way
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 23
Crest Elementary
2000 Suncrest Blvd.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Diego Valley Charter
511 N. 2nd St.
ZIP: 92021
Other
Total Enrollment 773
El Cajon Valley High
1035 E. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 92021
High
Total Enrollment 1720
Greenfield Middle
1495 Greenfield Dr.
ZIP: 92021
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Los Coches Creek Middle
9669 Dunbar Ln.
ZIP: 92021
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Magnolia Elementary
650 Greenfield Dr.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Naranca Elementary
1030 Naranca Ave.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 817
Rios Elementary
14314 Rios Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
W. D. Hall Elementary
1376 Pepper Dr.
ZIP: 92021
Primary
Total Enrollment 482

El Cajon Private Schools

Childrens Creative & Performing Arts Academy
1375 E Washington Ave
ZIP: 92019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Christian Elementary School - West Campus
211 S 3rd St
ZIP: 92019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
Christian Elementary School-east Campus
2100 Greenfield Dr
ZIP: 92019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Christian Jr/sr High School
2100 Greenfield Dr
ZIP: 92019
Secondary
Total Enrollment 514
El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School
1640 E Madison Ave
ZIP: 92019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Holy Trinity Elementary School
509 Ballard St
ZIP: 92019
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Chase Ranch Montessori School
1090 S Anza St
ZIP: 92020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
First Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten
867 S Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 92020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Our Lady Of Grace Elementary School
2766 Navajo Rd
ZIP: 92020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
St Ephrem Maronite Catholic Academy
750 Medford St
ZIP: 92020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Pepper Valley Learning Center
1358 Pepper Dr
ZIP: 92021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Kieran Catholic School
1347 Camillo Way
ZIP: 92021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
Taproot Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten
1431 Broadway
ZIP: 92021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Foothills Christian High School
2321 Dryden Rd
ZIP: 92040
Secondary
Total Enrollment 252
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