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El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area.

The community name means "the box" in Spanish, because the city is surrounded by mountains.

The latitude of El Cajon is 32.794N. The longitude is -116.961W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 436 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,159.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$35,566
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our El Cajon demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· El Cajun Rancho
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 556. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: The area has one of the nation's largest communities of Chaldeans (Christian Iraqis).
Well-known residents have included:
· Greg Louganis, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Mother Goose Parade - Nov. 18, 2007
Dates often change. Check El Cajon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Knox House Museum, Heritage of the Americas Museum
Colleges and universities: Cuyamaca College, Grossmont College, Christian Heritage College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77

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Ancestry & family history

14% of El Cajon residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Cajon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Cajon was $16,698, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of El Cajon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in El Cajon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,388.


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Libraries in El Cajon include Crest Library, El Cajon Library, Fletcher Hills Library, Rancho San Diego Library ... View libraries

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San Diego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Cajon political report.

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The average commute time for El Cajon workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 32 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Cajon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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