Introduction to Montebello, California

Montebello is a city located at the southwestern part of the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California. Situated about 10 miles east of Los Angeles, the city is ringed by freeways and is easily accessible to all points within the Los Angeles metropolitan complex and fewer than 45 minutes in driving time from each of Southern California's three major airports. Neighboring cities include Monterey Park (to the north), Pico Rivera and Whittier (to the southeast) and Commerce (to the southwest).

Montebello, Italian for "beautiful mountain," was originally an agricultural community. Through the early part of the 20th century, it was known for its production of flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries. Things began to change in 1917 with the discovery of oil on the Anita Baldwin property by the Standard Oil Company. By the time of Montebello's incorporation as a city in 1920, its oil fields were producing one-eighth of California's crude oil. The city today has become a center for the trucking and specialty vehicle industry, with a heavy presence in the manufacturing of engines, wheels, trucks, campers and trailers.

Points of Interest in and around Montebello

Montebello and its surrounding region are home to a number of parks and recreational areas. One of the city's most popular is Grant Rea Park, which houses the Montebello Barnyard Zoo; a petting zoo with a variety of animals and pony rides. The Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is a sprawling 1,400-acre park complete with fishing lakes, picnicking areas, playgrounds, trails, a nature center, an equestrian facility, a multipurpose athletic complex and much more. Pio Pico State Historic Park, located in nearby Whittier, is the site of the historic home of Pío Pico, the last Mexican Governor of Alta California and a pivotal figure in the history of early California. Other nearby cultural sites include the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture; the nation's first museum dedicated to presenting the contributions of Latino culture; and the Japanese American National Museum. Montebello is also only a short drive away from the world-famous attractions of Anaheim, Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California.


Total Population 63,530
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 26,218
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,088
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,533


Median Family Income $54,134
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 5%


People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,144
Median House Value $402,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.3%
US/American 3.1%
English 0.6%
Irish 0.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Montebello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 90640
Phone Area Codes 323
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.009
Longitude -118.104

Montebello Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Distance 6.3 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 10.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bell Gardens 42,842 $37,152
Commerce 13,017 $50,044
East Los Angeles 125,415 $41,639
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671
Pico Rivera 63,839 $62,179
Santa Fe Springs 17,162 $64,958

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Montebello Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(323) 726-1222
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

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Serves 395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

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