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El Monte is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "wood" or "thicket"

The latitude of El Monte is 34.068N. The longitude is -118.026W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 299 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 121,740.


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Median household income
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$32,439
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our El Monte demographic reports
El Monte is in the San Gabriel Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Monte
Once the site of Gay's Lion Farm, home of the MGM lion
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 730. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Only 1 of every 10 people here lived alone in 2000, making it one of three cities in America with the lowest ratio of single-person households. The other two were also in California - Moreno Valley and Fontana; Among major American cities, ranks No. 7 in percentage Hispanic population (72.4%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Country Joe McDonald, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Colleges and universities: California Business Institute
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 109
Quotes:
El Monte was nowise remarkable, except for its claim to have the only lion farm in the world. Like other southern California valley towns in the early thirties, it was gradually and unintentionally passing from a rural community into something else, undecided as yet but full of one-story stucco houses and small businesses, with a chain five-and-dime and two modest movie palaces.
-- California Childhood
Leonard Nathan

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2% of El Monte residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Monte ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Monte was $10,316, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of El Monte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in El Monte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $617.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,211.


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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Monte political report.

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The average commute time for El Monte workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in El Monte between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ El Monte was nowise remarkable, except for its claim to have the only lion farm in the world. Like other southern California valley towns in the early thirties, it was gradually and unintentionally passing from a rural community into something else, undecided as yet but full of one-story stucco houses and small businesses, with a chain five-and-dime and two modest movie palaces. ”
~ California Childhood
Leonard Nathan

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