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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,566
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+8,314
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.3%
Median Earnings25+$23,571
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,690

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,086
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone15.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,155
Median House Value$363,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.7%
German0.5%
Italian0.4%
Irish0.4%
English0.4%
French Except Basque0.2%
Russian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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South El Monte Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91733
Phone Area Codes323,626
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.04
Approximate Longitude-118.04

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)

StationMONTEBELLO
Distance3.9 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
Distance4.5 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
Distance9 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
El Monte115,665$42,643
Montebello63,416$55,992
Monterey Park61,001$60,485
Rosemead54,507$46,150
San Gabriel40,200$58,318
Temple City36,084$75,245

South El Monte Hospitals

Greater El Monte Community Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1701 Santa Anita Avenue

South El Monte Public Schools

Dean L. Shively
1431 N. Central Ave.
ZIP: 91733
Middle
Total Enrollment 549
New Temple
11033 E. Central Ave.
ZIP: 91733
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
South El Monte High
1001 Durfee Ave.
ZIP: 91733
High
Total Enrollment 1425

South El Monte Private Schools

Epiphany Catholic School
10915 Michael Hunt Dr
ZIP: 91733
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
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