Population: 22,195

Male 51% Female 49%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, South El Monte has a low population density. South El Monte is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,696 South El Monte
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about South El Monte, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in South El Monte, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. South El Monte has a population density of 7,696, with 22,195 current residents.

Out of the 22,195 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 79% Sun
  • 16% Rain
  • 0% Snow


68°F average temperature

  • 46 years Median home age
  • $302,840 Median home price
  • -7.8% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.73% Annual property tax
  • 47.9%
    Homes owned
  • 50.2%
    Homes rented
  • 1.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in South El Monte, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 79% sunny, 16% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 68°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in South El Monte, you should know that 47.9% of homes are owned while 50.2% of homes are rented, and 1.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $302,840, the median age of homes is 46 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.80% and the annual property tax is 7.73%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of South El Monte, it’s important to determine the crime rate. South El Monte’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in South El Monte is 30 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.19% Democratic, 28.82% Republican, and 1.99% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:22


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 36%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 2%
    Bachelors degree
  • 1%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at South El Monte, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.60% of residents are unemployed in South El Monte (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed South El Monte residents: 4.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 7.07% are in the arts and sciences field, 13.7% are in the customer service field, 22.7% are in the sales field, 0.61% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 42.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:22. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 35.80%, 4.08% of residents have an associate’s degree, 2.08% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 1.04% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in South El Monte, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of South El Monte have a few different options. 52% of commuters use their own cars, 23% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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