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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,468
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+27,890
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,175
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,439
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,653

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,904
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,211
Median House Value$441,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)85.4%
US/American2.8%
Italian0.9%
German0.5%
Irish0.5%
English0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Montebello Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90640
Phone Area Codes323
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.02
Approximate Longitude-118.11

Montebello Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bell Gardens42,845$38,009
Commerce12,998$48,789
East Los Angeles123,905$45,456
Monterey Park61,056$60,878
Pico Rivera63,750$66,644
Santa Fe Springs17,669$73,718

Montebello Hospitals

Beverly Hospital
(Non-profit)
309 West Beverly Boulevard

Montebello Public Schools

Applied Technology Center
1200 W. Mines Ave.
ZIP: 90640
High
Total Enrollment 621
Eastmont Intermediate
400 N. Bradshawe Ave.
ZIP: 90640
Middle
Total Enrollment 974
Fremont Elementary
200 W. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 90640
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Greenwood Elementary
900 S. Greenwood Ave.
ZIP: 90640
Primary
Total Enrollment 1014
La Merced Elementary
724 N. Poplar Ave.
ZIP: 90640
Primary
Total Enrollment 798
La Merced Intermediate
215 E. Avenida De La Merced
ZIP: 90640
Middle
Total Enrollment 1269
Montebello Community Day
123 S. Montebello Blvd.
ZIP: 90640
High
Total Enrollment 135
Montebello High
2100 W. Cleveland Ave.
ZIP: 90640
High
Total Enrollment 2821
Montebello Intermediate
1600 Whittier Blvd.
ZIP: 90640
Middle
Total Enrollment 1084
Schurr High
820 N. Wilcox Ave.
ZIP: 90640
High
Total Enrollment 2840
Vail High (continuation)
1230 S. Vail Ave.
ZIP: 90640
High
Total Enrollment 528
Washington Elementary
1400 W. Madison Ave.
ZIP: 90640
Primary
Total Enrollment 965
Wilcox Elementary
816 Donna Way
ZIP: 90640
Primary
Total Enrollment 671

Montebello Private Schools

Cantwell Sacred Heart Of Mary
329 N Garfield Ave
ZIP: 90640
Secondary
Total Enrollment 544
Cross & Crown Lutheran School
809 W Beverly Blvd
ZIP: 90640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Grace Baptist Academy
482 N Garfield Ave
ZIP: 90640
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Maple Ave School
332 N Maple Ave
ZIP: 90640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Montebello Christian School
136 S 7th St
ZIP: 90640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Our Lady Of The Miraculous Medal
840 N Garfield Ave
ZIP: 90640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 465
St Benedict School
217 N 10th St
ZIP: 90640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 558
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