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Encyclopedia > El Cajon, California

El Cajon (IPA pronunciation in English: [ɛl kə'hoʊn]; Spanish: [el ka'xon]) is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. The population was 94,869 at the 2000 census. El Cajon is Spanish for "the drawer", relating to it being a parcel of land granted out of the vast Mission San Diego de Alcala tract and used for farming by Spanish missionaries.[1] Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

El Cajon is located at 32°47′54″N, 116°57′36″W (32.798300, -116.960055)GR1. I love spidey.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.7 km² (14.6 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 94,869 people, 34,199 households, and 23,152 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,514.0/km² (6,510.6/mi²). There were 35,190 housing units at an average density of 932.5/km² (2,415.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.47% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 34,199 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.21. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,566, and the median income for a family was $40,045. Males had a median income of $32,498 versus $25,320 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,698. About 13.5% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Current estimates

According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of El Cajon in 2005 was $47,885 (not adjusted for inflation). When adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars; comparable to Census data above), the median household income was $38,884. The San Diego Association of Governments (abbreviated SANDAG) is an association of local San Diego governments. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Schools

High schools

Chaparral High School is the main continuation high school located in El Cajon, California for the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... El Cajon (el ka-HONE) Valley High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in El Cajon, California, an inland valley community approximately 17 miles east of San Diego. ... Granite Hills High School is public, comprehensive high school located in El Cajon, California and serves students in grades nine through twelve. ... Valhalla High School is a California Distinguished school located in Rancho San Diego, a neighborhood in El Cajon, CA. It is the home to about 2,000 students, which are 73% Caucasian, 11% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 2% African Descent, and 9% Middle Eastern of which the majority are Chaldean. ... Steele Canyon High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in the San Diego East County community of Spring Valley, California. ...

Colleges

San Diego Christian College (SDCC) (formerly called Christian Heritage College) is located in El Cajon, California. ...

Places of interest

Companies

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Airports

Gillespie Field is a public airport in El Cajon, CA. This article is a stub. ...

Famous Residents

Brian Stephen Giles (born January 21, 1971, in El Cajon, California) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the San Diego Padres (2003–present). ... Marcus William Giles (born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, California) is a US Major League Baseball player. ... Bret Boone at bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005. ... Katie Wilkins (born 10 May 1982, Lakeside, California) is a professional volleyball player. ... Lester Bangs during an interview Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. ... William P Bengen is a certified financial planner, who published what has come to be referred to as The Four Percent Drawdown rule for withdrawal rates from retirement savings (also referred to, idiomatically, as tapping into the Nest Egg). Bengen conducted a number of empirical simulations of historical market behavior... The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and certification marks are financial planning credentials awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13th, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a starting pitcher currently playing for the San Francisco Giants. ... Brandon Whitt from El Cajon, CA drives the 38 McMillin Homes / Cure Autism Now Toyota in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. ... James Kenneth Johnson (born September 17, 1975, El Cajon, California) is a current NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race car driver who drives the #48 Lowes Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS and Chevrolet Impala SS owned by his teammate Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ El Cajon city history
  2. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/rock/bangs-82.php
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El Cajon, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (634 words)
El Cajon (pronounced "el ka-HONE") is a city in San Diego County, California, United States.
El Cajon was the crystal meth capital of the world from 1987 to 1989.
According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of El Cajon in 2005 was $47,885 (not adjusted for inflation).
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