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El Monte, California
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Welcome to El Monte ...

The city of El Monte is located in Los Angeles County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, El Monte has a population of 116,109 people<1> (see below for details).

El Monte was incorporated November 18, 1912.

The community of El Monte is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: El Monte lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

El Monte lies within the (626) area code.

The ZIP codes for El Monte: 91731-91732, 91734-91735<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, El Monte had a population of 113,475 people. This makes El Monte the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of El Monte represents 0.3% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 113,475 people, the population of El Monte decreased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 115,965 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, El Monte had an population of 116,109 people. This is an increase of 2.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for El Monte.

Communities near El Monte ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Anaheim   [Map]   352,497   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burbank   [Map]   104,834   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Compton   [Map]   97,612   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Downey   [Map]   113,092   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   140,392   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Glendale   [Map]   203,054   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for El Monte.

Communities Also Named El Monte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named El Monte: This one is located in Los Angeles County and the other is located in Contra Costa County.

Beyond California, there are 2 communities that are also named El Monte - they are located in and Alabama.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for El Monte.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around El Monte. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of El Monte. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around El Monte. Our list includes 19 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for El Monte:

Websites for El Monte ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for El Monte ...

Looking for more information about El Monte? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for El Monte, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for El Monte.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for El Monte.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around El Monte - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as El Monte). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether El Monte or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for El Monte includes: 91731, 91734 & 91735.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- El Monte) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for El Monte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from El Monte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in El Monte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0689, Longitude: -118.0281     [Map].

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