El Cajon, California 

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Population

102,401

+5.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

9.6%

Median Income

$45,957

Median Home Price

$683,800

Median Age

33.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 8.7

summer / winter

San Diego Gifts

Best Places to Live in El Cajon, California

Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border. June, May and October are the most pleasant months in El Cajon, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

El Cajon, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year-round climate
Recreation
Attractive suburbs
Cons
Air quality
Rapid cost increases
Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: San Diego County
Metro Area: San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: El Cajon
Zip Codes: 92021 92020
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in El Cajon is 9.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. El Cajon jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, El Cajon's cost of living is 44.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare El Cajon's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
El Cajon's population is 102,401 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in El Cajon is Real Estate: $683,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.4%.

SCHOOLS
El Cajon public schools spend $10,453 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24 students per teacher in El Cajon. More Education



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Housing Market in El Cajon

It's a good time to buy in El Cajon. Home Appreciation is up 24.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in El Cajon is $683,800.

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Reviews for El Cajon   10 Reviews
Crime, Poverty, Pollution, Angry Communities - 11/26/2019
Stay out of East El Cajon. The people that live there don't like... Read More

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This website asked for this - 1/30/2016
Housing less expensive then San Diego, wages the same. A total package of people from different backgrounds (ethnic) which is... Read More

Fletcher Hills is Awesome!!! - 3/15/2013
El Cajon and La Mesa are about a dozen miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Fletcher Hills, in particular, is a community within El Cajon on the boarder of La Mesa/Mt.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA
92021 92020

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