Granite Hills, California

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Granite Hills is a neighborhood in east 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 part of Granite Hills is included in a census-designated place (CDP) by the same name. The population of the CDP, which does not include the part of Granite Hills within the city of El Cajon, was 3,246 at the 2000 census.



According to the USGS, Granite Hills is located at 32°48′11″N 116°54′17″W / 32.80306°N 116.90472°W / 32.80306; -116.90472 (32.8031070, -116.9047476),[1] which is near intersection of Madison Avenue and Greenfield Drive. The part of Granite Hills within the city of El Cajon consists of a "gerrymandered" corridor, approximately 0.25 miles (0.40 km) wide on the south side of Madison Avenue, roughly through the center of the neighborhood. The rest of the neighborhood is on unincorporated land. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Granite Hills CDP is located at 32°48′15″N 116°54′38″W / 32.80417°N 116.91056°W / 32.80417; -116.91056 (32.804101, -116.910522).[1] This is approximately 0.4 miles (0.64 km) west-northwest of where the USGS places Granite Hills. The CDP comprises most of unincorporated El Cajon east of the San Bernardino Meridian, north of Dehesa Road and has a total area of 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²), all land. Mail sent to all parts of Granite Hills is addressed to El Cajon, California.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,246 people, 1,043 households, and 895 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 432.2/km² (1,118.1/mi²). There were 1,058 housing units at an average density of 140.9/km² (364.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.59% White, 1.45% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.27% of the population.

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