South El Monte, California Population 2022

19,457
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South El Monte is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 19,457, it is the 358th largest city in California and the 2351st largest city in the United States. South El Monte is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,791 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, South El Monte has a population density of 6,843 people per square mile.

The average household income in South El Monte is $65,068 with a poverty rate of 21.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,361 per month, and the median house value is $452,700. The median age in South El Monte is 34.4 years, 33.1 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

South El Monte Demographics

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

  • White: 38.83%
  • Other race: 37.23%
  • Asian: 14.80%
  • Two or more races: 7.46%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Black or African American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South El Monte, California is 19,457 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,791.

South El Monte, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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South El Monte Population by Race

South El Monte Population Pyramid 2022

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South El Monte Median Age

34.8


Total

34.3


Male

35.6


Female

South El Monte Adults

There are 15,579 adults, (2,667 of whom are seniors) in South El Monte.

South El Monte Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

South El Monte Sex Ratio

Female

10,219

49.15%

Male

10,572

50.85%

South El Monte Population by Age

South El Monte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South El Monte Household Types

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

South El Monte Households and Families

4.41

Average Family Size

4.07

Average Household Size

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South El Monte Households by Type

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South El Monte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.40%.

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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$27,933

Average Earnings

$31,298

Average Male

$24,838

Average Female

South El Monte Earnings by Educational Attainment

South El Monte Language by Age

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South El Monte Language

19.69% of South El Monte residents speak only English, while 80.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 66.32% of the population.

South El Monte Language

South El Monte Poverty by Race

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21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.89%

Male Poverty Rate

23.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South El Monte

The race most likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Black, with 76.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Multiple, with 8.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.66%.

South El Monte Poverty

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South El Monte Poverty Rate by Education

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South El Monte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South El Monte Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

South El Monte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South El Monte Married by Age and Sex

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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

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South El Monte Marital Status

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412

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

South El Monte Veterans by War

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South El Monte Veterans by Age

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South El Monte Veterans by Race

South El Monte Veterans by Education

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14.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

South El Monte Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

South El Monte Employment by Age

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South El Monte Employment by Race

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South 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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52.76%

Born in South El Monte

56.67%

Native Born

43.33%

Foreign Born

24.82%

Non Citizen

18.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.67% of South El Monte residents were born in the United States, with 52.76% having been born in California. 24.82% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

South El Monte Population by Year