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El Cajon, California
El Cajon is located at 32°47'54" North, 116°57'36" West (32.798300, -116.960055).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 94,869 people, 34,199 households, and 23,152 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,514.0/km² (6,510.6/mi²). There are 35,190 housing units at an average density of 932.5/km² (2,415.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 74.00% White, 5.37% African American, 0.99% Native American, 2.79% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 10.49% from other races, and 5.99% from two or more races. 22.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 34,199 households out of which 37.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $35,566, and the median income for a family is $40,045. Males have a median income of $32,498 versus $25,320 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,698. 16.7% of the population and 13.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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