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El Monte, California - Basic Facts

The City of El Monte had a population of 117,798 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Monte: Elmonte, Monte.

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El Monte, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 117,798
Daytime Population: Workers 29,608
Daytime Population: Residents 69,789
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 99,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 116,738
Population in Familes 102,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,060
Population Density2 12,319
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $42,004
Average Household Income $56,028
Per Capita Income $14,006


Total Housing Units 30,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,731 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,938 (56.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,493 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $403,208
Average Home Value $428,954


Total Households 28,668
Average Household Size 4.07
Family Households 24,103
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.57%
Households 0.42% 0.51%
Families 0.44% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 # 54 97th
Population Density # 38 98th
Diversity Index # 75 95th
Median Household Income # 1156 24th
Per Capita Income # 1389 8th

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