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El Monte, California
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El Monte, California

El Monte is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 115,965. As of 2002, El Monte is the 191st largest city in the United States. It is also the 44th largest city in California.

The meaning of the city's name is "meadow", "marsh" or "wooded place" and not "mountain". Settlement began in 1849, though missionaries and Spanish soldiers passed through the area as early as the 1770's.

Longo Toyota, located in El Monte, claims to be the largest single auto dealership in the world.

El Monte's population has grown very rapidly during the last half century:

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El Monte is located at 34°4'24" North, 118°1'39" West (34.073276, -118.027491)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²). 24.7 km² (9.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.44% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 115,965 people, 27,034 households, and 23,005 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,688.4/km² (12,139.5/mi²). There are 27,758 housing units at an average density of 1,122.2/km² (2,905.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 35.67% White, 0.77% African American, 1.38% Native American, 18.51% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 39.27% from other races, and 4.29% from two or more races. 72.39% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 27,034 households out of which 53.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% are married couples living together, 18.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% are non-families. 10.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.24 and the average family size is 4.43.

In the city the population is spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,439, and the median income for a family is $32,402. Males have a median income of $21,789 versus $19,818 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,316. 26.1% of the population and 22.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.9% are under the age of 18 and 13.3% are 65 or older.

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