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El Cajon, CA

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El Cajon is a city in southern California that is surrounded by mountains. The city itself lays in a valley, and got the name El Cajon for its geography—in Spanish the name means “The Big Box”, which is also the city’s English nickname. Today, El Cajon has a population of almost 100,000 people, and the city has steadily grown over the past few decades. At one point, El Cajon was just a small border town, but today it is flush with shopping malls and other local amenities that American cities have become accustomed to.

Apartments in El Cajon, CA


Mariners Cove Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Carmel Pacific Ridge
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Summit Park Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Alterra Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Pravada Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of El Cajon, CA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.43%
  • 6.66%
  • 5.44%
  • Female
  • 7.59%
  • 7.15%
  • 6.14%
is average rent in El Cajon, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.14%
  • 2.56%
  • 4.02%
of units are available for rent in El Cajon
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1018
  • 296
  • 548
Getting Around in El Cajon, CA

Most of the public transit in the city of El Cajon is done through the El Cajon Transit Center, which is also known as the MTS Transit Center. The transit center allows individuals to switch buses, rail lines, and use park and ride services, making it quite popular among the locals. Greyhound offers limited busing services for the city, and other than that many locals get around using their own private vehicles.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in El Cajon is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.78%
  • 13.98%
  • 2.86%

Taylor Guitars

<p>Taylor Guitars is a famous American guitar manufacturing company that is based out of El Cajon, California. Taylor Guitars makes a number of different kinds of guitars, but it specializes in the creation of acoustic guitars, along with solid body electric guitars. The company has several specialty models, including Baritone guitars, GS Minis, and Baby Taylors, which are the smallest guitar made by the company. Baby Taylors are lauded for their compact size and their easy transportation. The company has a 145,000 square foot factory inside the city where all of its guitars are built.</p>

Catholic Answers

<p>Catholic Answers is Catholic group based out of El Cajon that runs a lay-run apostolate and also produces a bi-monthly magazine called Catholic Answers Magazine. The magazine mainly focuses on issues that relate to the Catholic Church, though they do look at some regional issues facing the city of El Cajon. Catholic Answers also has a radio show, Catholic Answers Live, where prominent members of the regional church answer questions from people who call in. The show has gained popularity with church-goers in the area.</p>

Grossmont College

<p>Grossmont College is a community college found in the city of El Cajon, California. Grossmont combines with Cuyamaca, another regional institution, to form the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Grossmont is well known for being home to Grossmont Middle College High School, where High School students can take classes that give them credit towards graduation for both high school and college. Grossmont has over 135 acres, and it accommodates over 18,000 students who use the facilities. The college is lauded for its academics, which include degree offerings in Criminology, Nursing, and Digital Media, among others.</p>