El Cajon, California Population 2022

107,563
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El Cajon is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 107,563, it is the 67th largest city in California and the 313th largest city in the United States. El Cajon is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 1.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,215 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, El Cajon has a population density of 7,412 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Cajon is $73,911 with a poverty rate of 19.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,398 per month, and the median house value is $470,800. The median age in El Cajon is 34 years, 32.3 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

El Cajon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Cajonwas:

  • White: 72.32%
  • Other race: 10.09%
  • Two or more races: 6.76%
  • Black or African American: 5.89%
  • Asian: 4.33%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of El Cajon, California is 107,563 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 106,215.

El Cajon, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White74,67072.32%
Black or African American6,0805.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native4380.42%
Asian4,4664.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2050.20%
Some Other Race10,41410.09%
Two or More Races6,9766.76%
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El Cajon Population by Race

El Cajon Population Pyramid 2022

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El Cajon Median Age

35


Total

33.7


Male

35.8


Female

El Cajon Adults

There are 76,958 adults, (13,137 of whom are seniors) in El Cajon.

El Cajon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

El Cajon Sex Ratio

Female

52,532

50.88%

Male

50,717

49.12%

El Cajon Population by Age

El Cajon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Cajon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.1%50.9%
All41.9%58.1%
Non Family40%60%
Male29.7%70.3%
Female28.5%71.5%

41.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Cajon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,4963.0141.9
Married16,2743.7349.1
Male2,2233.6629.7
Female5,4813.4828.5
Non Family9,5181.3540

3.57

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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El Cajon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9228.73%
9th to 12th Grade4,1646.14%
High School Graduate19,34628.51%
Some College17,82026.26%
Associates Degree5,5728.21%
Bachelors Degree10,48415.45%
Graduate Degree4,5456.70%
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El Cajon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Cajon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,0222,5061,085
Native American29927678
Black3,5913,261877
White43,82538,80710,372
2+ Races3,2893,010776
Hispanic14,98010,9772,189
Other Race5,9563,814635
Islander150120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.90%.

El Cajon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,797$38,109$32,543
Less Than 9th Grade$23,066$26,863$17,856
High School Graduate$30,818$32,152$28,996
Some College$36,133$40,775$31,525
Bachelors Degree$47,870$53,279$41,679
Graduate Degree$68,405$79,250$61,750

$35,797

Average Earnings

$38,109

Average Male

$32,543

Average Female

El Cajon Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Cajon Language by Age

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El Cajon Language

57.23% of El Cajon residents speak only English, while 42.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.91% of the population.

El Cajon Language

El Cajon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple6,9401,83226.40%
White59,89912,42320.74%
Black5,8731,21220.64%
Asian4,43286319.47%
Hispanic27,0724,21115.55%
Native438286.39%
Islander205115.37%
Other1,862NaN%

19.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

19.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Cajon

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Cajon is Multiple, with 26.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Cajon is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.75%.

El Cajon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.38%
High School18.79%
Some College14.97%
Bachelors or Greater9.39%

El Cajon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.81%
Male Unemployed31.96%
Female Employed7.97%
Female Unemployed31.31%

El Cajon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Cajon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,367$75,498
Families$65,434$84,141
Married Families$78,911$97,283
Non Families$35,284$48,485
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Income by Household Type

El Cajon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

El Cajon Married by Age and Sex

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El Cajon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

El Cajon Marital Status by Race

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El Cajon Marital Status

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5,898

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,771
First Gulf War1,508
Vietnam1,714
Korea426
World War II57

El Cajon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,021
35 to 541,498
55 to 641,163
65 to 741,249
75+967

El Cajon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4517.78%
Black61514.76%
Native American133.67%
Asian3579.55%
Islander2416.00%
Other Race2553.52%
2+ Races1834.77%
Hispanic7634.21%

El Cajon Veterans by Race

El Cajon Veterans by Education

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10.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Cajon Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

El Cajon Employment by Age

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El Cajon Employment by Race

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El Cajon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.56%

Born in El Cajon

71.22%

Native Born

28.78%

Foreign Born

13.75%

Non Citizen

15.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.22% of El Cajon residents were born in the United States, with 51.56% having been born in California. 13.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

El Cajon Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003000.00%
19204691692.26%
19301,0505818.39%
19401,4714213.43%
19505,6004,12914.30%
196037,61832,01820.98%
197052,27314,6553.34%
198073,89221,6193.52%
199088,69314,8011.84%
200094,8696,1760.68%
201099,4784,6090.48%
2011100,1526740.68%
2012100,8266740.67%
2013101,5006740.67%
2014102,1746740.66%
2015102,8486740.66%
2016103,5226740.66%
2017104,1966740.65%
2018104,8706740.65%
2019105,5446740.64%
2020106,2156710.64%
2021106,8896740.63%
2022107,5636740.63%

El Cajon Population by Year