Bostonia, California

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Bostonia is a neighborhood in northeast El Cajon, San Diego County, California. The neighborhood comprises areas within the city limits of El Cajon as well as areas of unincorporated San Diego County. The unincorporated areas of Bostonia lie within a census-designated place (CDP) by the same name. The population of the CDP, was 15,169 at the 2000 census (this figure does not include Bostonians living within the city of El Cajon).



According to the USGS Bostonia is located at 32°48′27″N 116°56′11″W / 32.8075°N 116.93639°W / 32.8075; -116.93639 (32.8075509, -116.9364153).[1] This is near the intersection of North 2nd Street and Broadway in the city of El Cajon. Bostonia Street, the Bostonia Post Office, the former Bostonia Ballroom, Bostonia Elementary School and the Bostonia Fire Station are all within 2,000 feet (610 m) of this location and all except the fire station are within the city of El Cajon. This is the area identified on most maps as Bostonia. However, the census-designated place of Bostonia is entirely outside the city limits of El Cajon in an unincorporated area of County. The CDP comprises most of unincorporated El Cajon north of Broadway and east of State Route 67, and a small area west of State Route 67. Mail sent to all parts of Bostonia is addressed to El Cajon.

According to the United States Census Bureau Bostonia is located at 32°49′18″N 116°57′0″W / 32.82167°N 116.95°W / 32.82167; -116.95 (32.821612, -116.949905).[2] This is approximately one mile northwest of where the USGS places Bostonia, near the geographic center of the CDP. The CDP has a total area of 5.0 km² (1.9 mi²), all land.


A substantial part of Bostonia is within the city limits of El Cajon and is not included in the demographics for the census-designated place cited here.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 15,169 people, 5,640 households, and 3,778 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,019.0/km² (7,810.2/mi²). There were 5,819 housing units at an average density of 1,158.1/km² (2,996.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.81% White, 3.98% African American, 0.90% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 7.79% from other races, and 5.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.63% of the population.

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