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A+ El Monte Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F El Monte Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
El Monte
13131% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
El Monte cost of living
C- El Monte Crime Total crime is 5% lower than California
Total crime
2,8122% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 362% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
30%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
32%36% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
El Monte K-12 schools or El Monte colleges

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.

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Compare El Monte, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around El Monte, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakmont, Glendale8314.9719
Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale8213.57,722
Emerald Isle, Glendale8212.4742
Rossmoyne, Glendale8113.78,294
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sparr Heights, Glendale8014.61,810
Crescenta Highlands, Glendale7916.910,550
Whiting Woods, Glendale7915.895
Greenbriar, Glendale7913.71,945

Best Cities Near El Monte, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8513.620,477
Marina del Rey, CA8525.39,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8525.519,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8424.735,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA845.813,324
Hidden Hills, CA8436.71,573
South Pasadena, CA837.725,936
Newport Beach, CA833286,813

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El Monte, CA - A Little Island In The Middle Of Los Angeles

Nestled between two rivers in the Los Angeles area is El Monte, a truly unique city. I have traveled to the city of El Monte several times to eat at a restaurant called Little Malaysia. True to its name, the restaurant facility is fairly small, but the environment is great and the food is excellent and fresh every time, making the long trip worth every second. Bars and night clubs are also found in this area, but are average in quality and price.

Because El Monte is situated near two rivers, the landscape is green and lavish. Residential areas are peaceful and pretty. A great destination for individuals, couples, families or groups is the El Monte Historical Museum. Featuring items from the pioneer era, this museum provides interesting exhibits and information of days past. Unlike many other museums in the greater Los Angeles area, this location is almost never crowded, making navigation through the building very easy.

A disadvantage of living in El Monte is the grim employment industry and ever-growing foreclosure rates. Although the El Monte neighborhoods are fairly quiet and generally safe, moving to this city without secure employment is not advised. An airport is also nearby, creating unwanted noise frequently.
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Source: The El Monte, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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