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Monterey Park is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of Monterey Park is 34.062N. The longitude is -118.121W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 384 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,213.


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Median household income
Local
$40,724
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monterey Park demographic reports
Monterey Park is in the San Gabriel Valley
Former and merged names include:
· Ramona Acres
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 167. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Mackie, fashion designer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Lantern Festival - Feb. 17-18, 2007
  • Cherry Blossom Festival - April 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monterey Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 63

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monterey Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 91755 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monterey Park was $17,661, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Monterey Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monterey Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $674.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,413.


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Libraries in Monterey Park include Bruggemeyer Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Monterey Park workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Monterey Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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