StatisticEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)7,10325691
Median age34.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%46%43%
Speak English57%56%79%
Speak Spanish20%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in El Cajon is 2675% higher than California
  • The median age in El Cajon is 5% lower than California
  • In El Cajon 72.08% of the population is White
  • In El Cajon 5.79% of the population is Black
  • In El Cajon 3.68% of the population is Asian

Compare El Cajon, CA Demographics


      El Cajon population breakdown by race

      RaceEl CajonCaliforniaNational
      American Indian0.49%0.74%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian1.32%0.39%0.18%
      Mixed race6.76%4.62%3.06%
      Other race9.88%13.28%4.75%
      In El Cajon, 28.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      El Cajon age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The El Cajon, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).