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Granite Hills is a neighborhood in east El Cajonmarker, San Diego Countymarker, Californiamarker, United Statesmarker. 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(32.8031070, -116.9047476), 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 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 (32.804101, -116.910522). This is approximately 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 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.

There were 1,043 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,269, and the median income for a family was $75,359. Males had a median income of $46,463 versus $35,521 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,153. None of the families and 2.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.0% of those over 64.

Annexation attempt

In 2006, El Cajon attempted to annex a small portion of unincorporated land that is part of the Granite Hills CDP (census block 3006) to allow The Home Depot to build a store there. Protests from the residents of the El Cajon neighborhood surrounding the unincorporated land fell on deaf ears and the annexation was approved by the city council, only to be rejected by the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission.


In the state legislature Granite Hills is located in the 36th Senate District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth, and in the 77th Assembly District, represented by Republican Joel Anderson. Federally, Granite Hills is located in California's 52nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9 and is represented by Republican Duncan D. Hunter.

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