El Cajon, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 35,173 housing units in El Cajon. This represents a 2.1% growth from 34,453 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 35,173 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in El Cajon is about 40.7%. El Cajon's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.7%. Average household size is 2.7 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in El Cajon were built after 1971.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.10%
One Bedroom24.60%
Two Bedrooms33.90%
Three Bedrooms25%
Four Bedrooms9.60%
Five Bedrooms or more1.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.66
Median year structure was built1966
Median Value of occupied units$190,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$212,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.72
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$663

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage12.70%
Home Equity Loan8.90%
Simple Mortgage55.40%
Debt Free22.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23%