|San Diego County and the state of California|
|• Total||6.531 sq mi (16.915 km2)|
|• Land||6.531 sq mi (16.915 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||1,637 ft (499 m)|
|• Density||400/sq mi (150/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853383|
Crest is located on a hill east of El Cajon. According to the USGS it is located at (32.8072739 -116.8680800). According to the United States Census Bureau Crest is located at (32.805918, -116.867405), approximately 500 feet to the southeast of the USGS location. The CDP has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), all land. Mail sent to Crest is addressed to El Cajon, California.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Crest had a population of 2,593. The population density was 397.0 people per square mile (153.3/km²). The racial makeup of Crest was 2,329 (89.8%) White, 23 (0.9%) African American, 21 (0.8%) Native American, 38 (1.5%) Asian, 7 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 90 (3.5%) from other races, and 85 (3.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 319 persons (12.3%).
The Census reported that 2,593 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 962 households, out of which 291 (30.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 576 (59.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 93 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 51 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 39 (4.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 7 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 179 households (18.6%) were made up of individuals and 61 (6.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 720 families (74.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.04.
The population was spread out with 496 people (19.1%) under the age of 18, 257 people (9.9%) aged 18 to 24, 551 people (21.2%) aged 25 to 44, 964 people (37.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 325 people (12.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.8 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
There were 997 housing units at an average density of 152.7 per square mile (58.9/km²), of which 808 (84.0%) were owner-occupied, and 154 (16.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.9%. 2,181 people (84.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 412 people (15.9%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,716 people, 964 households, and 746 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 425.4 inhabitants per square mile (164.4/km²). There were 999 housing units at an average density of 156.5 per square mile (60.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.89% White, 0.33% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.84% of the population.
There were 964 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 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 $56,728, and the median income for a family was $60,852. Males had a median income of $50,293 versus $35,610 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,890. About 5.2% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Crest has 3 churches (two Protestant and one Catholic), a library, an elementary school, and two convenience stores.
The name Crest is actually the result of the combination of the previously named La Cresta (in the northern part of the community), and Suncrest (in the southern part of the community). Crest was twice devastated by wildfires: first by the Laguna Fire in 1970 then again by the Cedar Fire in 2003.
Gregory Peck once owned a summer home in Crest.
In the state legislature Crest is located in the 36th Senate District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth, and in the 77th Assembly District, represented by Republican Joel Anderson. Federally, Crest is located in California's 50th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9 and is represented by Republican Duncan D. Hunter.
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
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