South El Monte, California Population 2024

19,692

South El Monte is a city located in Los Angeles County California. South El Monte has a 2024 population of 19,692. South El Monte is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,612 in 2020.

The average household income in South El Monte is $81,535 with a poverty rate of 21.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South El Monte is 37.4 years, 36.4 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

South El Monte Demographics

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

  • Other race: 42.02%
  • White: 23.97%
  • Asian: 17.51%
  • Two or more races: 14.17%
  • Native American: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,925.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.41% (80)
The current population of South El Monte, California is 19,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,612.

South El Monte, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race8,27642.02%
White4,72123.97%
Asian3,44917.51%
Two or more races2,79114.17%
Native American3471.76%
Black or African American1100.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Other race

White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South El Monte Population by Race

South El Monte Population Pyramid 2024

South El Monte Median Age

37.4

Total

36.4

Male

38.5

Female

South El Monte Adults

There are 15,185 adults, (2,706 of whom are seniors) in South El Monte.

South El Monte Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South El Monte Sex Ratio

Female9,70849.29%
Male9,98650.71%

South El Monte Population by Age

South El Monte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0333.9149.150.9
Married2,4254.4558.641.4
Female1,0904.839.860.2
Male7793.5336.363.7
Non Family7391.1945.554.5
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4.11

Average Family Size

3.91

Average Household Size

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South El Monte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.4%.

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,572

Average Earnings

$37,154

Average Male

$28,482

Average Female

South El Monte Earnings by Educational Attainment

South El Monte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South El Monte Language

19.29% of South El Monte residents speak only English, while 80.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 64.31% of the population.

South El Monte Language

South El Monte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,4253,58823.26%
Other8,2452,52330.6%
Asian3,44938411.13%
Multiple2,7842177.79%
Black1107669.09%
Native3164112.97%
White413348.23%
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21.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.57%

Male Poverty Rate

22.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South El Monte

The race most likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Black, with 69.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Multiple, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.9%.

South El Monte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.79%
High School14.58%
Some College9.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.4%
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South El Monte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.07%
Male Unemployed15.18%
Male Employed12.35%
Female Employed7.86%
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South El Monte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South El Monte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South El Monte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

South El Monte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South 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.

South El Monte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South El Monte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

369

Number of Veterans

358

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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South El Monte Veterans by War

count

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South El Monte Veterans by Age

count

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South El Monte Veterans by Race

South El Monte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

South El Monte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

South El Monte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South El Monte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South El Monte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.4%

Born in South El Monte

55.42%

Native Born

44.58%

Foreign Born

23.58%

Non Citizen

21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

55.42% of South El Monte residents were born in the United States, with 52.4% having been born in California. 23.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South El Monte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,917450.23%
202819,872450.23%
202719,827450.23%
202619,782450.23%
202519,737450.23%
202419,692450.23%
202319,647450.23%
202219,602450.23%
202119,557-55-0.28%
202019,612-1,112-5.37%
201920,7241420.69%
201820,582-89-0.43%
201720,671-86-0.41%
201620,757310.15%
201520,7262341.14%
201420,4921830.9%
201320,309560.28%
201220,253850.42%
201120,168750.37%
201020,093-1,051-4.97%
200021,1442941.41%
199020,8504,22725.43%
198016,6233,18023.66%
197013,4438,593177.18%
19604,850
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South El Monte Population by Year