City of El Cajon

The City of El Cajon was incorporated on November 12, 1912, as a General Law City and by a vote of the people on June 5, 2012, became a Charter City. El Cajon is located in Southern California, just 15 miles due east of San Diego and is the fifth largest of 18 cities in San Diego County. The transportation network includes two light-rail trolley lines (orange and green), four trolley stations and eight MTS bus routes. There are twenty-one elementary schools, six middle schools, six high schools, two community colleges and a few other specialized colleges in the community.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domain Indicator Value Ranksort descending Tier
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.9% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 8.3% 5 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.1% 32 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 0 44 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 23.9 47 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 31.8 49 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 15.9% 55 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.3% 59 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 60.4% 67 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.0% 67 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.9 75 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 79.2 83 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health 0.6% 84 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8.4 86 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 55.3% 91 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 52.3% 93 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3 94 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 54.0% 98 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 18.8% 101 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 81.4% 109 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 13.7 114 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 69.8% 115 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 25.6% 115 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 44.7% 118 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 78.8% 120 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 74.9% 122 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.3% 123 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 38.6% 128 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 41.3% 140 Bottom
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 2.8% 146 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 33.8% 146 Bottom