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South El Monte, California - Basic Facts

The City of South El Monte had a population of 21,599 as of July 1, 2019. South 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 South El Monte is located at latitude 34.052 and longitude -118.0467 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of South El Monte encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of South El Monte (GNIS ID: 2411934) 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 South El Monte is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.


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South El Monte, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South El Monte, CA Housing Affordability Index is 57
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South El Monte, CA Wealth Index is 53
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 21,599 (100%)
Population in Households 21,535 (99.7%)
Population in Families 19,220 (89.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 64 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 7,597
Diversity Index2 81
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,377
Average Household Income $63,577
Per Capita Income $14,381
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,384 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,496 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $483,696
Housing Affordability Index3 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,881
Average Household Size 4.41
Family Households 4,288
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.77% 0.55%
Households 0.72% 0.47%
Families 0.75% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

South El Monte, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South El Monte to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 336 78th
Population Density # 117 92nd
Diversity Index # 339 78th
Median Household Income # 1055 31st
Per Capita Income # 1406 8th

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