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Welcome to Montebello ...

The city of Montebello is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montebello has a population of 62,228 people<2> (see below for details).

Montebello is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Montebello lies within the (323) area code.

The ZIP code for Montebello: 90640<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Montebello, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in October 1920.

Websites for Montebello ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montebello had an population of 62,228 people. This is a decrease of 0.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montebello had a population of 62,500 people. This makes Montebello the county's 29th most populous community.

The population of Montebello represents 0.17% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62,500 people, the population of Montebello has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 62,150 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Montebello.

Communities Also Named Montebello ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Montebello - they are located in New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec and Virginia.

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

Communities near Montebello ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Montebello.

  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Anaheim
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anaheim
    • Anaheim lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Montebello.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 353,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anaheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anaheim<6>
  • Glendale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Montebello.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 197,747 people
    • Former name for Glendale:
    • Tropico
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<6>
  • Garden Grove
  • Torrance
  • Pasadena
  • Fullerton
  • El Monte
  • Inglewood

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Montebello. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montebello.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montebello. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Montebello.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montebello. See our Newspapers Page for Montebello.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montebello ...

Looking for more information about Montebello? 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 Montebello, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montebello.

Adding Montebello to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montebello in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Montebello was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific System Time Tables (September 1924).

We also found Montebello mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific System Time Tables (June 1939).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Montebello.

The official website for Montebello:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montebello.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montebello - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Montebello). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montebello or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montebello) 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 Montebello. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontebelloOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montebello. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0190, Longitude: -118.1146    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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