EL CAJON, Calif. — The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria.
Here’s a look at the city:
DEMOGRAPHICS: 57 percent white, 28 percent Hispanic, 6 percent black, 4 percent Asian.
INCOME: $45,957 median annual household income, $20,430 annual per-capita income, 26 percent in poverty.
CRIME: 327 violent crimes, 4 murders, 2,252 property crimes, 0 hate crimes in 2014.
PRIMARY LANGUAGES IN SCHOOL DISTRICT: 52 percent English, 23 percent Spanish, 11 percent Arabic, 10 percent Chaldean.
VOTER REGISTRATION: 37 percent Republican, 34 percent Democrat, 24 percent no party preference.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, FBI Uniform Crime Report (2014), California Secretary of State, Cajon Valley Union School District.