El Monte, CA

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Population

115,958

0.253% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$43,504

7.01% growth

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Number of Employees

50,025

4.01% growth

Median Property Value

$401,000

6.96% growth

About

In 2017, El Monte, CA had a population of 116k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $43,504. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of El Monte, CA grew from 115,665 to 115,958, a 0.253% increase and its median household income grew from $40,654 to $43,504, a 7.01% increase.

The population of El Monte, CA is 65.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29% Asian Alone, and 4.01% White Alone. N/A% of the people in El Monte, CA speak a non-English language, and 74.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in El Monte, CA are United Education Institute-El Monte (314 degrees awarded in 2016), Diamond Beauty College (259 degrees), and Professional Institute of Beauty (61 degrees).

The median property value in El Monte, CA is $401,000, and the homeownership rate is 40.5%. Most people in El Monte, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in El Monte, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of El Monte, CA employs 50k people. The largest industries in El Monte, CA are Manufacturing (7,697 people), Retail Trade (6,144 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,277 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,190), and Finance & Insurance ($41,761).

Median household income in El Monte, CA is $43,504. Males in El Monte, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in El Monte, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,504

2017 value

± $1,819

7.01%

1 Year Growth

± 4.69%

Households in El Monte, CA have a median annual income of $43,504, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,654 in 2016, which represents a 7.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for El Monte, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4321.01

  2. Census Tract 4321.02

  3. Census Tract 4326.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in El Monte, CA was Census Tract 4321.01 with a value of $81,875, followed by Census Tract 4321.02 and Census Tract 4326.02, with respective values of $78,600 and $71,149.

The following map shows all of the places in El Monte, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in El Monte, CA (26k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    20,415 ± 1,002

  2. White

    13,228 ± 812

  3. Other

    7,060 ± 664

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in El Monte, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

50k

2017 Value

± 1,499

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in El Monte, CA grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 48.1k employees to 50k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in El Monte, CA, are Production Occupations (6,337 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,281 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,744 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of El Monte, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of El Monte, CA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (6,337 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,281 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,744 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, El Monte, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.83 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.18 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of El Monte, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,917), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,970), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,394).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50k

2017 Value

± 1,499

4.01%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in El Monte, CA grew at a rate of 4.01%, from 48.1k employees to 50k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in El Monte, CA, are Manufacturing (7,697 people), Retail Trade (6,144 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,277 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of El Monte, CA, though some of these residents may live in El Monte, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in El Monte, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,697 people), Retail Trade (6,144 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,277 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, El Monte, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.22 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.71 times), and Manufacturing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in El Monte, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($49,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,190), and Finance & Insurance ($41,761).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.1% of the population of El Monte, CA has health coverage, with 25.9% on employee plans, 40.7% on Medicaid, 6.64% on Medicare, 6.38% on non-group plans, and 0.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of El Monte, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in El Monte, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.9%

Uninsured

25.9%

Employer Coverage

40.7%

Medicaid

6.64%

Medicare

6.38%

Non-Group

0.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in El Monte, CA declined by 13.3% from 23% to 19.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in El Monte, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

El Monte, CA is home to a population of 116k people, from which 74.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of El Monte, CA residents were born outside of the country (58.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of El Monte, CA is composed of 75.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (65.2%), 33.6k Asian Alone residents (29%), 4.66k White Alone residents (4.01%), 732 Two or More Races residents (0.631%), 622 Black or African American Alone residents (0.536%), 567 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.489%), 102 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.088%), and 80 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.069%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in El Monte, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in El Monte, CA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in El Monte, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all El Monte, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    58.1k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of El Monte, CA residents (58.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in El Monte, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

74.3%

2017 Citizenship

74.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 74.3% of El Monte, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in El Monte, CA was 74.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    75.6k ± 3.13k

  2. Asian Alone

    33.6k ± 1.38k

  3. White Alone

    4.66k ± 562

In 2017, there were 2.25 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (75.6k people) in El Monte, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.6k Asian Alone and 4.66k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in El Monte, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of El Monte, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in El Monte, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of El Monte, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    501 ± 123

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    325 ± 159

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    263 ± 95

El Monte, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in El Monte, CA awarded 638 degrees. The student population of El Monte, CA is skewed towards women, with 183 male students and 604 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in El Monte, CA are Hispanic or Latino (326 and 51.5%), followed by Asian (265 and 41.9%), White (23 and 3.63%), and Black or African American (10 and 1.58%).

The largest universities in El Monte, CA by number of degrees awarded are United Education Institute-El Monte (314 and 49.2%), Diamond Beauty College (259 and 40.6%), and Professional Institute of Beauty (61 and 9.56%).

The most popular majors in El Monte, CA are Nail Specialist & Manicurist (208 and 32.6%), Medical Assistant (80 and 12.5%), and General Cosmetology (68 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in El Monte, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 80 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in El Monte, CA was Dental Assisting with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in El Monte, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 314 degrees awarded

  2. 259 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the El Monte, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was United Education Institute-El Monte with 314 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

149

Degrees Awarded to Men

489

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 149 men were awarded degrees from institutions in El Monte, CA, which is 0.305 times less than the 489 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    326 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    265 degrees awarded

  3. White

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in El Monte, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 326 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 265 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Monte, CA was $401,000 in 2017, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $374,900 to $401,000, a 6.96% increase. The homeownership rate in El Monte, CA is 40.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in El Monte, CA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in El Monte, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,504

Median Household Income

± $1,819

29.6k

Number of Households

± 1,022

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.6k households in El Monte, CA grew to $43,504 from the previous year's value of $40,654.

The following chart displays the households in El Monte, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$401,000

2017 Median

± $9,603

$374,900

2016 Median

± $6,776

In 2017, the median property value in El Monte, CA grew to to $401,000 from the previous year's value of $374,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in El Monte, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Monte, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in El Monte, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Monte, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.5%

2017 Homeownership

39.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.5% of the housing units in El Monte, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in El Monte, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in El Monte, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in El Monte, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in El Monte, CA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in El Monte, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Public Transit

    4.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in El Monte, CA was Drove Alone (74.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Public Transit (4.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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