El Cajon employment information

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$20,430$29,906$28,555
Median household income$45,957$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$75,459$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,434$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$26,968$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$22,289$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate9.2%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level25.8%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in El Cajon is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in El Cajon is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in El Cajon is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in El Cajon is 65% higher than the national average.

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El Cajon median earnings by income bracket

El Cajon employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.8%1.6%
Manufacturing sector9.2%0.9%
Financial & insurance services2.0%5.7%
Wholesale & retail services19.9%16.3%
Public administration5.9%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.9%
Education, health & social services10.5%29.9%
Other32.7%36.6%

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El Cajon, CA101,582$45,95714%

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Santa Maria, CA101,468$50,7535%
Rialto, CA101,367$50,2776%
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El Cajon, CA101,582$45,95714%
Source: The El Cajon, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.