South El Monte, California Population 2021

20,264
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South El Monte is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 20,264, it is the 298th largest city in California and the 1833rd largest city in the United States. South El Monte is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually but its population has increased by 0.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,116 in 2010. South El Monte reached it's highest population of 21,144 in 2000. Spanning over 3 miles, South El Monte has a population density of 7,127 people per square mile.

The average household income in South El Monte is $65,068 with a poverty rate of 19.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,333 per month, and the median house value is $445,500. The median age in South El Monte is 34.4 years, 33.1 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.5 males.

South El Monte Demographics

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

  • White: 46.55%
  • Other race: 36.03%
  • Asian: 14.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South El Monte, California is 20,264, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,729.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,116.

South El Monte, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,64546.55%
Some Other Race7,46636.03%
Asian3,03914.67%
Two or More Races3451.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.73%
Black or African American750.36%
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South El Monte Population by Race

South El Monte Population Pyramid 2021

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South El Monte Median Age

34.4


Total

33.1


Male

35.6


Female

South El Monte Adults

There are 15,397 adults, (2,472 of whom are seniors) in South El Monte.

South El Monte Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

South El Monte Sex Ratio

Female

10,231

49.38%

Male

10,490

50.62%

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

Type Owner Renter
Married56.7%43.3%
All50.8%49.2%
Female47.3%52.7%
Male46.9%53.1%
Non Family41.6%58.4%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

South El Monte Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0724.0850.8
Married2,4524.4756.7
Female1,0115.0547.3
Non Family8471.3841.6
Male7624.5146.9

4.4

Average Family Size

4.08

Average Household Size

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South El Monte Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,47625.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,15016.07%
High School Graduate3,91329.24%
Some College1,88014.05%
Associates Degree5534.13%
Bachelors Degree1,0908.14%
Graduate Degree3212.40%
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South El Monte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic10,5095,823836
Other Race4,5862,682303
Asian2,4201,511500
White37234675
Multiple Races21110422
Native American8459
Black60606

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.66%.

South El Monte Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,061$31,137$23,952
Less Than High School$23,135$25,554$17,552
High School Grad$27,046$31,006$23,984
Some College$33,272$41,579$25,422
Bachelors Degree$40,907$41,875$40,464
Graduate Degree$66,250$$70,515

$27,061

Average Earnings

$31,137

Average Male

$23,952

Average Female

South El Monte Earnings by Educational Attainment

South El Monte Language by Age

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South El Monte Language

17.69% of South El Monte residents speak only English, while 82.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 68.10% of the population.

South El Monte Language

South El Monte Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,9553,35719.80%
Other7,4161,99626.91%
Asian3,03941513.66%
White52714928.27%
Black755472.00%
Multiple345308.70%

19.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.05%

Male Poverty Rate

22.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South El Monte

The race most likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Black, with 72.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South El Monte is Multiple, with 8.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.97%.

South El Monte Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.69%
High School13.75%
Some College12.49%
Bachelors or Greater8.86%

South El Monte Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.59%
Male Unemployed27.34%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed8.47%

South El Monte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South El Monte Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,204$65,068
Families$55,104$65,795
Married Families$61,625$72,134
Non Families$24,788$41,791
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Income by Household Type

South El Monte Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

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 55-64, 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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398

Number of Veterans

379

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam109
Second Gulf War103
First Gulf War78
Korea46
World War II11

South El Monte Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54131
75+93
18 to 3461
55 to 6459
65 to 7454

South El Monte Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2793.94%
Hispanic2752.24%
Other541.01%
Asian532.07%
2 or More73.32%
Indian54.27%

South El Monte Veterans by Race

South El Monte Veterans by Education

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6.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

South El Monte Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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52.15%

Born in California

55.69%

Native Born

44.31%

Foreign Born

25.83%

Non Citizen

18.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

55.69% of South El Monte residents were born in the United States, with 52.15% having been born in California. 25.83% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,264-155-0.76%
202020,419-155-0.75%
201920,574-155-0.75%
201820,729-136-0.65%
201720,865470.23%
201620,8181300.63%
201520,6883371.66%
201420,351100.05%
201320,341800.39%
201220,261740.37%
201120,187870.43%
201020,100-1,044-0.51%
200021,1442940.14%
199020,8504,2272.29%
198016,6233,1802.15%
197013,4438,59310.73%
19604,8500.00%

South El Monte Population by Year