Income/capita 28%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 67%
IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$21,396$31,458$29,829
Median household income$46,374$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,125$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,060$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$27,019$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$22,533$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level24.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in El Cajon is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in El Cajon is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in El Cajon is 67% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in El Cajon is 60% higher than the national average

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      El Cajon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.7%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector8.7%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.9%15.8%
      Public administration5.3%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%2.1%
      Education, health & social services9.5%30.3%

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      El Cajon, CA102,894$46,37416%

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