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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
El Monte is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 115,669. El Monte is in Los Angeles County. Living in El Monte offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In El Monte there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in El Monte and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in El Monte are above average.
About El Monte...
Population
115,669

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$427,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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El Monte Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    147.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    127.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,078.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    432.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    42%
    13%

Working in El Monte

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,121
National
$55,322
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The city of El Monte has been my number one home since I can remember. I've moved to different houses around the city with my family. It has been more difficult living here due to several issues. The first reason would be since our home is old, most of all, the bathroom needs to get fixed, but my family can not afford for someone to actually fix it at the moment we need it. Another issue is dealing with the streets that have become more dangerous as I noticed more homelessness and crime. To the point that I see people sleeping on a bench or carrying their homes at every block and hear helicopters and police sirens all night my bedroom window. We are a poor neighborhood who want to survive in a city we consider our home despite the dangers because we could at least have our basic necessities.
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I've been living in El Monte for the past 10 years and I love it here. The people who live around the area are very friendly and welcoming. I also really like that some parts of El Monte are constantly upgrading and improving their appearance. I did have a couple of bad experiences where homeless people would come to our trashcans and dig in our trash and leave a mess when they leave. Another bad experience I had was when my packages got stolen from outside my house. Other than these issues, I think El Monte is a great place to live in.
I moved to El Monte from San Gabriel when I was in middle school. It was a big change for me because I had left the life I always knew. I would live life, free to roam around my neighborhood because I had friends on every block and I was extremely familiar with my surroundings. Once I had moved to El Monte, the environment was different. It may be dramatic to say, but it felt dark and heavy. I was scared to step foot outside my house and didn't feel comfortable to walk down the street. There were always homeless people on the corners and/or drunk people roaming the streets. I felt scared. Aside from this issue, the city of El Monte great qualities such as: good food, affordable housing and free street parking.