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Overview

Introduction to South El Monte, California

South El Monte, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles SW of El Monte, California and 11 miles E of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. 

South El Monte History

The Shoshone Indians once used South El Monte as their campsite and watering hole. During the California Gold Rush, the area was first settled by the Thompson Party. In fact, the El Monte Township was founded by the Thompson family during the late 1860s. In the early 20th century, the city of South El Monte began to develop faster and was incorporated in 1958.

South El Monte and Nearby Attractions

  • American Military Museum.
  • Dean Shively Park.
  • New Temple Park.
  • El Monte Museum of History.

Things To Do In South El Monte

South El Monte offers a number of recreational activities such as a golf course, indoor boxing ring, basketball courts, swimming pools, summer concerts and tennis courts. The Recreation Center of the city of South El Monte also organizes youth basketball and t-ball leagues.

South El Monte Transportation

Air transportation is available from Orange County International Airport.

South El Monte Higher Education

The nearest college is Rio Hondo College.

People

Total Population 20,483
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,424
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,624
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,129
Median House Value $347,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.3%

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

South El Monte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SW of El Monte, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 91733
Phone Area Codes 626
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.051
Longitude -118.045

South El Monte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MONTEBELLO
Distance 3.9 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
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 4.5 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
Station PASADENA
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
El Monte 115,711 $40,404
Montebello 63,530 $54,134
Monterey Park 61,085 $59,671
Rosemead 54,615 $44,578
San Gabriel 40,198 $55,466
Temple City 36,079 $74,721

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

South El Monte Hospitals

GREATER EL MONTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1701 SANTA ANITA AVE
(626) 350-7975
Emergency Service: No

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South El Monte High Schools

SOUTH EL MONTE HIGH
1001 DURFEE AVE.
626-442-0218
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,443 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

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