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El Cajon
  • Suburb of San Diego, CA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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El Cajon is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 103,186. El Cajon is in San Diego County. Living in El Cajon offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In El Cajon there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in El Cajon and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in El Cajon are above average.

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About El Cajon...
Population
103,186

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$445,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    299
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    193.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    357.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,269.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    346.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  12%

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