El Monte, California Population 2021

115,845
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El Monte is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 115,845, it is the 56th largest city in California and the 254th largest city in the United States. El Monte is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 2.09% 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 12,115 people per square mile.

The average household income in El Monte is $63,212 with a poverty rate of 19.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,282 per month, and the median house value is $454,900. The median age in El Monte is 35.7 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males.

El Monte Demographics

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

  • White: 38.75%
  • Asian: 28.78%
  • Other race: 26.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.58%
The current population of El Monte, California is 115,845, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,308.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 113,475.

El Monte, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,76538.75%
Asian33,24128.78%
Some Other Race31,05826.89%
Two or More Races3,7893.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0510.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9410.81%
Black or African American6720.58%
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El Monte Population by Race

El Monte Population Pyramid 2021

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El Monte Median Age

35.7


Total

34.2


Male

37.7


Female

El Monte Adults

There are 88,968 adults, (15,558 of whom are seniors) in El Monte.

El Monte Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

El Monte Sex Ratio

Female

57,973

50.19%

Male

57,544

49.81%

El Monte Population by Age

El Monte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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El Monte Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married47.1%52.9%
All40%60%
Male34.7%65.3%
Non Family34%66%
Female31.4%68.6%

40.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

El Monte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,9133.8240
Married14,6724.3647.1
Non Family5,9501.4134
Female5,8034.6231.4
Male3,4884.2834.7

4.18

Average Family Size

3.82

Average Household Size

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El Monte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20,17726.24%
9th to 12th Grade11,41414.84%
High School Graduate20,87827.15%
Some College10,80214.05%
Associates Degree4,2075.47%
Bachelors Degree7,5759.85%
Graduate Degree1,8352.39%
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El Monte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic45,44024,4592,425
Asian26,30416,4576,059
Other Race18,16710,022609
White3,6203,164776
Multiple Races2,3631,658170
Islander71954895
Native American69033225
Black34927340

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 23.03%.

El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,998$29,938$22,105
Less Than High School$21,683$25,122$17,812
High School Grad$25,649$27,454$21,915
Some College$30,620$32,219$26,896
Bachelors Degree$44,136$47,873$41,614
Graduate Degree$61,875$60,972$62,545

$25,998

Average Earnings

$29,938

Average Male

$22,105

Average Female

El Monte Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Monte Language by Age

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El Monte Language

15.96% of El Monte residents speak only English, while 84.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.20% of the population.

El Monte Language

El Monte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,26317,08122.70%
Other30,7817,40024.04%
Asian33,0004,32313.10%
Multiple3,73885422.85%
White3,92748612.38%
Black57227047.20%
Native1,04325724.64%
Islander934515.46%

19.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.95%

Male Poverty Rate

21.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Monte

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Monte is Black, with 47.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Monte is Islander, with 5.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.17%.

El Monte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.54%
High School16.30%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater10.55%

El Monte Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.71%
Male Unemployed28.73%
Female Employed9.66%
Male Employed8.81%

El Monte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Monte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,003$63,212
Families$52,034$66,176
Married Families$57,003$72,398
Non Families$23,423$34,341
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Income by Household Type

El Monte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

El Monte Married by Age and Sex

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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

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El Monte Marital Status

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1,596

Number of Veterans

1,538

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam478
Second Gulf War339
First Gulf War266
Korea102
World War II62

El Monte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+407
35 to 54373
65 to 74333
55 to 64262
18 to 34221

El Monte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9872.99%
Hispanic8431.54%
Asian2981.04%
Other1950.88%
2 or More652.28%
Hawaiian293.69%
Black183.81%
Indian40.45%

El Monte Veterans by Race

El Monte Veterans by Education

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9.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Monte Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

El Monte Employment by Age

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El Monte Employment by Race

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El Monte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.13%

Born in California

49.42%

Native Born

50.58%

Foreign Born

25.66%

Non Citizen

24.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

49.42% of El Monte residents were born in the United States, with 46.13% having been born in California. 25.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

El Monte Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021115,8451790.15%
2020115,6661790.15%
2019115,4871790.16%
2018115,308-206-0.18%
2017115,514-36-0.03%
2016115,550-274-0.24%
2015115,8241970.17%
2014115,6272130.18%
2013115,4145710.50%
2012114,8437420.65%
2011114,1014240.37%
2010113,677-2,288-0.20%
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%

El Monte Population by Year