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