El Monte, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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El Monte, California - Basic Facts

The City of El Monte had a population of 116,272 as of July 1, 2016. El Monte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Monte is located at latitude 34.0746 and longitude -118.0291 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Monte (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 299 feet.

The City of El Monte (GNIS ID: 2410413) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of El Monte is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Monte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Monte: Elmonte, Monte.


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El Monte, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 116,272
Population in Households 115,216
Population in Familes 101,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,056
Population Density1 12,159
Diversity Index2 88
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 28,277
Average Household Size 4.07
Family Households 23,793
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 29,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,514 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,763 (56.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,654 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $386,521
Average Home Value $404,695
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,898
Average Household Income $54,064
Per Capita Income $13,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.57%
Households 0.26% 0.49%
Families 0.3% 0.51%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

El Monte, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Monte to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 97th
Population Density1 # 38 98th
Diversity Index2 # 75 95th
Median Household Income # 1173 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1381 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.