El Monte 60 Below average
El Monte Livability #944 ranked city in California#23,081 ranked city in the USARanks better than 21% of areas
A+ El Monte Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F El Monte Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than California
El Monte
13434% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
El Monte cost of living
B- El Monte Crime Total crime is 29% lower than California
Total crime
1,83522% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5522% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
El Monte crime
F El Monte Employment Household income is 36% lower than California
Median household income
$40,65427% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,59748% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
El Monte employment
D- El Monte Housing Home value is 8% lower than California
Median home value
$374,900103% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11818% higher than the US average
Home ownership
39%38% lower than the US average
El Monte real estate or El Monte rentals
F El Monte Schools HS graduation rate is 30% lower than California
High school grad. rates
56%32% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
El Monte K-12 schools
B- El Monte User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in El Monte
Overall user rating
70% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 6 total surveys
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      Living in El Monte, CA

      El Monte, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 115,665 inhabitants. With a population density of 12,096 people per square mile, El Monte is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (51%) and Asian (29%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of El Monte. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of El Monte are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 56% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in El Monte, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in El Monte and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics El Monte has received a livability score of 63 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 31st percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that El Monte ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). On a more negative note, El Monte does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., El Monte has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      El Monte real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in El Monte. The median home price for El Monte homes is $374,900, which is 8.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in El Monte, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 9.2, which is 43.8% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the El Monte area were 8.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      El Monte transportation information

      StatisticEl MonteCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.8%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The El Monte, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).