El Monte, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The City of El Monte is located in the state of California in the U.S. It is the second largest city in the county. This Southern Californian community is home to approximately eleven thousand people. More than six out of ten residents are Latinx, while the other two are white and Asian. The median household income is $42,000, which is below the $75,000 state average. Sadly, enrollment has decreased in recent years, and four schools have closed. This could be due to the high cost of living and declining population. Regardless of the reasons, however, the 'East of East' makes the case that the events of El Monte are of interest to the rest of the city.

The first permanent residents of the city arrived in 1849-50, when the Santa Fe Trail connected it with Los Angeles. This made El Monte a stopover for many American immigrants seeking gold. Most of these immigrants arrived from Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. The first settlers included Nicholas Schmidt, Ira W. Thompson, G. and F. Cuddeback, and J. Corbin. The population of El Monte grew to more than 50,000 by the mid-1860s.

Today, El Monte City has a vibrant business and industrial community. In addition to Longo Toyota, the City is home to Sears Essentials, Sam's Club, and Home Depot. Other important employers in El Monte include Von's Distribution Warehouse, Wells Fargo Operations Center, and regional offices of East West and Cathay Banks. The City is also home to new parks and the Tyler Avenue Heritage District, which includes the City's public library, community centers, and museums.