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

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