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Overview

Introduction to Monterey Park, California

The California city of Monterey Park is located in Los Angeles County. Situated in the San Gabriel Valley just 9 miles east of Los Angeles, the city is adjacent to three major thoroughfares: Interstates I-10 and I-710 and California State Highway 60. Monterey Park is bounded by Alhambra (to the north), Rosemead (to the east) and Montebello (to the south).

Incorporated in 1916, Monterey Park got its name from an old government map which associated the name Monterey Hills with the area's oak-covered hills. A period of expansion developed in the 1920s when the real estate industry attracted many investors and developers to the city. Although the Depression Era put a halt to the development boom, things perked up again after World War II. Monterey Park today boasts a very diverse demographic makeup, which includes a large and varied concentration of Asian American residents and a steady but significant multigenerational American-born Latino population. The city's major industries are auto sales, banking, medicine and education.

Things to do in Monterey Park

Monterey Park's diversity is reflected in its wide varieties of dining, shopping, and special events. The Chinese New Year Lantern Festival celebrates the arrival of the Chinese New Year and heralds the beginning of spring with elaborate floral arrangements, lively entertainment and delicious food. April's Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese and Japanese American culture with traditional Japanese dancing and music, martial arts demonstrations, hand-made crafts, Asian food and cultural displays. The Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a Mexican festival with Folklorico Dancers, Mariachis and samplings of Mexican cuisine. Harmony Festival, an October celebration of Monterey Park's cultural diversity, features several events including a Car Show, a City Hall Open House, tours of the Police Station, a petting zoo, theatrical performances, food, music and much more. Cultural sites to visit in the city include the Monterey Park Historical Museum, which offers free weekend tours. In addition, Monterey Park's central location within the San Gabriel Valley puts it in close proximity to Los Angeles, home to its own abundance of places to visit and sights to see.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,001
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+27,067
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,865

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,485
% Above Poverty Level83.4%
% Below Poverty Level16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,244
Median House Value$532,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.8%
German0.8%
Italian0.6%
Irish0.6%
English0.4%
Russian0.3%
Polish0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
US/American0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Monterey Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91754, 91755
Company Zip Codes91756
Phone Area Codes818, 626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.05
Approximate Longitude-118.14

Monterey Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance2.9 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
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alhambra84,866$59,682
East Los Angeles124,191$43,579
Montebello63,416$55,992
Rosemead54,507$46,150
San Gabriel40,200$58,318
South Pasadena25,936$117,410

Monterey Park Public Libraries

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S. RAMONA AVENUE
Monterey Park, California
(626) 307-1418

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Monterey Park Hospitals

Garfield Medical Center
(Proprietary)
525 North Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park Hospital
(Proprietary)
900 South Atlantic Boulevard

Monterey Park Public Schools

Robert Hill Lane Elementary
1500 Cesar Chavez Ave.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
East Los Angeles County Community
1260 S. Monterey Pass Rd.
ZIP: 91754
High
Total Enrollment 186
Bella Vista Elementary
2410 Findlay Ave.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Monterey Highlands Elementary
400 Casuda Canyon Dr.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
Brightwood Elementary
1701 Brightwood St.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 1008
Ynez Elementary
120 S. Ynez Ave.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
Repetto Elementary
650 S. Grandridge Ave.
ZIP: 91754
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Macy Intermediate
2101 S. Lupine Ave.
ZIP: 91755
Middle
Total Enrollment 887
Monterey Vista Elementary
901 E. Graves Ave.
ZIP: 91755
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Hillcrest Elementary
795 Pepper St.
ZIP: 91755
Primary
Total Enrollment 449

Monterey Park Private Schools

St Stephen Martyr School
119 S Ramona Ave
ZIP: 91754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
St Thomas Aquinas School
1501 S Atlantic Blvd
ZIP: 91754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
Alpha-shen Preschool & Kindergarten
618 N Moore Ave
ZIP: 91754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Monterey Park Christian School
1951 S Garfield Ave
ZIP: 91754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Meher Montessori School
2009 S Garfield Ave
ZIP: 91754
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
New Avenue School
126 N New Ave
ZIP: 91755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
Esther's Nest Children's School
315 N New Ave
ZIP: 91755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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