El Monte, California Population 2020

115,508

El Monte is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 115,508, it is the 57th largest city in California and the 255th largest city in the United States. El Monte is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 1.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 113,475 in 2010. El Monte reached it's highest population of 115,965 in 2000. Spanning over 10 miles, El Monte has a population density of 12,079 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Monte is $61,504 with a poverty rate of 20.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,204 per month, and the median house value is $427,400. The median age in El Monte is 35.3 years, 33.7 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.9 males.

El Monte Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of El Monte was:

  • White: 43.49%
  • Asian: 28.60%
  • Other race: 23.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.58%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
The current population of El Monte, California is 115,508, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,586.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 113,475.

El Monte, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,30443.49%
Asian33,08728.60%
Some Other Race26,78223.15%
Two or More Races3,2052.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native9640.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6680.58%
Black or African American6590.57%

El Monte Population Pyramid 2020

El Monte Median Age

35.3


Total

33.7


Male

37.4


Female

El Monte Adults

There are 88,255 adults, (14,511 of whom are seniors) in El Monte.

El Monte Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

El Monte Sex Ratio

Female

57,588

49.79%

Male

58,081

50.21%

El Monte Households and Families

El Monte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

El Monte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.8%50.2%
All41.2%58.8%
Male37.6%62.4%
Non Family31.1%68.9%
Female31.1%68.9%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,5663.8741.2
Married14,7164.3749.8
Female5,7224.6331.1
Non Family5,5831.4231.1
Male3,5454.437.6

4.21

Average Family Size

3.87

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

El Monte Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20,24926.66%
9th to 12th Grade11,79115.52%
High School Graduate20,25726.67%
Some College10,56013.90%
Associates Degree4,2685.62%
Bachelors Degree7,0449.27%
Graduate Degree1,7932.36%

El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic44,96623,2052,097
Asian25,85516,2305,809
Other Race15,4588,291570
White3,8463,343735
Multiple Races1,8471,367188
Native American66536430
Islander47643077
Black44234250

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 90.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,126$27,317$21,376
Less Than High School$20,733$23,152$17,392
High School Grad$24,887$27,049$21,092
Some College$30,624$32,231$26,792
Bachelors Degree$43,811$46,702$42,229
Graduate Degree$61,361$60,707$62,273

$25,126

Average Earnings

$27,317

Average Male

$21,376

Average Female

El Monte Language

El Monte Language by Age

El Monte Language

16.53% of El Monte residents speak only English, while 83.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.04% of the population.

El Monte Poverty

El Monte Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,46018,34924.32%
Other26,5447,37327.78%
Asian32,8544,57013.91%
Multiple3,16456517.86%
White4,41956312.74%
Native95126127.44%
Black58224241.58%
Islander666324.80%

20.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.29%

Male Poverty Rate

22.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Monte

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Monte is Black, with 41.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Monte is Islander, with 4.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.87%
High School16.68%
Some College11.38%
Bachelors or Greater9.24%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed30.51%
Female Unemployed28.27%
Female Employed10.21%
Male Employed8.94%

El Monte Income

El Monte Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,121$61,504
Families$50,014$64,279
Married Families$55,260$71,430
Non Families$21,682$32,885

El Monte Marital Status

El Monte Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

El Monte Married by Age and Sex

El Monte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

El Monte Marital Status by Race

El Monte Veterans

1,617

Number of Veterans

1,548

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam511
First Gulf War296
Second Gulf War273
Korea192
World War II73
Age Group Veterans
75+504
65 to 74326
55 to 64290
35 to 54262
18 to 34235
Name Veterans % of Total
White9792.65%
Hispanic7931.47%
Asian3111.10%
Other1470.79%
Hawaiian6512.33%
2 or More632.61%
Black488.94%
Indian40.49%

$El Monte Veterans by Education

12.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Monte Employment Status

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

El Monte Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.65%

Born in California

50.09%

Native Born

49.91%

Foreign Born

25.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

50.09% of El Monte residents were born in the United States, with 46.65% having been born in California. 25.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020115,508-39-0.03%
2019115,547-39-0.03%
2018115,586-32-0.03%
2017115,618-39-0.03%
2016115,657-251-0.22%
2015115,9082230.19%
2014115,6852380.21%
2013115,4475880.51%
2012114,8597710.68%
2011114,0884300.38%
2010113,658-2,307-0.20%
2000115,9659,7560.88%
1990106,20926,7152.94%
198079,4949,6021.30%
197069,89256,72918.17%
196013,1635,0624.97%
19508,1013,3555.49%
19404,7461,2673.15%
19303,4792,19610.49%
19201,2830.00%