El Cajon, incorporated in 1912, is 14.1 square miles. The city lies 17 miles from the ocean, 35 miles from the top of San Diego County’s mountains, 75 miles from the desert, 27 miles to the Mexican border and 16 miles from downtown San Diego. El Cajon’s population is 94,869 and its elevation is 434’ above sea level. Downtown El Cajon is the home of the East County Performing Arts Center and plays host to the International Friendship Festival held at the end of September and the Mother Goose Parade held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Climate - Average Temperature

Period: Minimum Mean

Maximum

January 36.7 51.9 67.0
April 46.1 59.8 73.5
July 57.6 72.8

88.0

October 48.9 65.2 81.4

graphicGovernment & Public Services

El Cajon City Hall (619) 441-1776
200 East Main Street

El Cajon Community Center (619) 441-1673
195 East Douglas

El Cajon Police Department (619) 579-3311
100 Fletcher Parkway

El Cajon Fire Department (619) 441-1600
100 E. Lexington Avenue

El Cajon Public Library (619) 588-3718
201 East Douglas

El Cajon Post Office (619) 442-0727
401 West Lexington Avenue

Animal Control (619) 448-7383

Building Inspection (619) 441-1726

Business Licenses (619) 441-1669

Planning Department (619) 441-1741

Recreation Department (619) 441-1744

Utilities
Electricity & Natural Gas
San Diego Gas & Electric (619) 696-2000

Water
Helix Water District (619) 466-0585

Local Telephone
Cox Communications (619) 262-1122
Pacific Bell (800) 310-2355

Cable Television
Cox Communications (619) 262-1122

Trash Removal
Waste Management (619) 596-5100

Transportation
El Cajon Dial-A-Ride 1-800-921-9644
ADA Paratransit 1-800-921-9664
San Diego County Transit (619) 233-3004
(Bus & Trolley Info)

Public Schools

Elementary
Cajon Valley School District (619) 588-3005

Secondary
Grossmont Union High School District (619) 644-8039

Community College
Grossmont/Cuyamaca College District (619) 465-1700
For more information, contact the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce at (619) 440-6161 or online at www.eastcountychamber.org

 

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