Introduction to El Monte, California

Originally settled around 1849 by missionaries and Spanish soldiers, El Monte is in Los Angeles County in Southern California. El Monte is 15 minutes east of the City of Los Angeles, and 20 minutes southeast of Pasadena. El Monte is south of the Angeles National Forest. El Monte is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Similar to most of the Southern California region, El Monte experiences dry sunny weather. Average daily temperatures during the summer are in the 80s and 90s, and winter average daily temperatures are in the 70s.

El Monte Arts, Culture and Entertainment

El Monte residents can easily take advantage of all of the cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles as well as the rest of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Some attractions of note in and around El Monte include:

  • The American Military Museum and Heritage Park.
  • The El Monte Historical Museum.
  • The American Society of Military History Military Vehicle Museum.

For individuals looking for professional sports, Southern California has a lot to offer, including:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Lancaster JetHawks, Inland Empire 66ers, and Lake Elsinore Storm. The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the Storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

For sports fans who do not mind traveling, San Diego two hours to the South is also home to:

  • The Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego Padres.
  • The National Football League (NFL) San Diego Chargers.
  • The ECHL Sand Diego Gulls hockey team.
  • The United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women.

Nearby Pasadena is home to the Tournament of Roses parade as well as the college football's Rose Bowl.

The Los Angeles area is one of the few regions of the United States where individuals can go to the shore in the morning and skiing in the afternoon.


Total Population 115,243
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 47,080
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $23,252
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,064
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,376


Median Family Income $40,727
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%


People Living Alone 13.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,081
Median House Value $349,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.5%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 0.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

El Monte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91731, 91732, 91733
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91734
Company Zip Codes 91735
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.068
Longitude -118.026

El Monte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 21 inches
Station MT WILSON NO 2
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 51 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, El Monte, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

City of Industry (91732)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 57,251 $93,635
Baldwin Park 76,411 $51,599
Rosemead 54,457 $44,868
San Gabriel 40,173 $62,144
South El Monte 20,375 $47,702
Temple City 36,006 $73,210

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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El Monte High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

4921 N. CEDAR AVE.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

3048 N. TYLER AVE.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,023 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,874 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 596 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 48.1

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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