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El Cajon Population

El Cajon is a city in California, State of United States, El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, 17 mi east of Downtown San Diego. El Cajon population in 2023 is estimated to be 106,204, covers city area of 14.51 sq mi (37.58 sq km), ranks sixty-seventh largest city in California State, two-hundred-ninety-sixth city in the United States. El Cajon population as per 2020 census is 106,215 compared to 2010 population of 99,478 with the increase number of 6,737 people and growth of 6.8 percent.

Below is the El Cajon population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *105,429-0.74
2022 *105,9810.52
2023 *106,2040.21
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

El Cajon Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total El Cajon population is 102,699, out of these 51,900 are male, 50,799 are female, The sex ratio of El Cajon is 102. The median age of the El Cajon population is 34.9, El Cajon population by age are, under 18 years is 24,473, 16 years and over is 80,379, 18 years and over is 78,226, 21 years and over is 74,787, 65 years and over is 15,853. 50.5% are male, 49.5% are female, Population of El Cajon by age percent-wise is, 23.8% are under 18 years old, 78.3% are 16 years and over, 76.2% are 18 years and over, 72.8% are 21 years and over, 12.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 33,385 housing units, The voting population of El Cajon are 66,008, out of these 32,934 are male voters, 33,074 are female voters, 49.9% are male, 50.1% are female. El Cajon population in 2022 is estimated to be 105,981, and in 2021 is estimated to be 105,429.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -58,4358.2%
5 - 95,7675.6%
10 - 146,9566.8%
15 - 195,3685.2%
20 - 246,9516.8%
25 - 3417,98117.5%
35 - 4414,73114.3%
45 - 5410,56310.3%
55 - 597,4657.3%
60 - 645,6805.5%
65 - 747,8407.6%
75 - 843,5943.5%
85 and over1,3681.3%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

El Cajon Population by Race

According to 2019 population of El Cajon by race are:

White Population

White population in El Cajon, California are 80,533, percentage wise 78.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in El Cajon, California are 5,091, percentage wise 5.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in El Cajon, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in El Cajon are 4,052, percentage wise 3.9 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in El Cajon, California are 28,263. Percentage wise 27.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 26,526 are Mexican people, 496 are Puerto Ricans and 1,241 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race102,699Percent
Black or African American5,0915.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native840.1%
Asian Population4,0523.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3570.3%
Hispanic or Latino28,26327.5%
Puerto Rican4960.5%
Other Hispanic or Latino1,241
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, El Cajon native population is 70,839, out of these 53,466 born in the California state and 16,203 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 31,860, out of these 17,125 are Naturalized US citizen, 863 are in Europe, 10,547 in Asia, 1,542 in Africa, 4,149 in Latin America and 24 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in El Cajon are 14,735, out of these 262 are from Europe, 8,811 are from Asia, 5,157 are from Latin America and 148 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence53,466
Born in other state in the United States16,203
Born outside the United States1,170
Puerto Rico54
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)1,116
Foreign born
Born outside of United States31,860
Naturalized U.S. citizen17,125
Latin America4,149
Northern America24
Not a U.S. citizen14,735
Latin America5,157
Northern America148
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

El Cajon Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in El Cajon, California are 33,385, Occupied housing units are 32,139, Rental vacancy rate is . Percentage of occupancy is 96, 39.52% of houses are owner occupied and 56.75% of houses are renter occupied in El Cajon. There are 39.05 percent of one-unit detached, 6.58 percent of one-units attached, 0.99 percent of two-unit houses, 5.20 percent of three or four unit homes. 5.85 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 27.18 percent are available with one vehicle, 39.11 percent are available with two vehicles, 20.95 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.02 percent are no vehicles available. Total number of El Cajon rental homes or apartments are 18,945, occupied by Renter, The median value of El Cajon average rental rate is $1,464.

Total housing units33,385
Occupied housing units32,139
Occupied housing units percent96
Rental vacancy rate
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached13,037
1-unit attached2,196
2 units331
3 or 4 units1,735
Mobile home1,954
Boat, RV, van, etc.84
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

El Cajon Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in El Cajon, California is $484,500, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 3.18 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.20 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 0.18 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 0.28 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 3.65 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 13.90 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 17.89 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.23 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0001,062
$50,000 to $99,99967
$100,000 to $149,99961
$150,000 to $199,99995
$200,000 to $299,9991,218
$300,000 to $499,9994,642
$500,000 to $999,9995,971
$1,000,000 or more78
Median (dollars)484,500
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

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