|South El Monte, California|
|City of South El Monte|
|Motto(s): "Growing Our Future"|
|Incorporated||July 30, 1958|
|o Mayor||Gloria Olmos|
|o Mayor Pro Tem||Angelica R. Garcia |
|o Councilmember||Hector Delgado|
|o Councilmember||Joseph J.Gonzales|
|o Total||2.85 sq mi (7.38 km2)|
|o Land||2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)|
|o Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2) 0.19%|
|Elevation||249 ft (76 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||20,883|
|o Density||7,345.41/sq mi (2,835.83/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1656635|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²), virtually all land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that South El Monte had a population of 20,116. The population density was 7,061.5 people per square mile (2,726.4/km²). The racial makeup of South El Monte was 10,136 (50.4%) White (3.4% Non-Hispanic White), 107 (0.5%) African American, 250 (1.2%) Native American, 2,211 (11.0%) Asian, 12 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 6,718 (33.4%) from other races, and 682 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17,079 persons (84.9%).
The Census reported that 20,059 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 47 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 10 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 4,569 households, out of which 2,643 (57.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,554 (55.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 925 (20.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 524 (11.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 329 (7.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 21 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 397 households (8.7%) were made up of individuals and 208 (4.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.39. There were 4,003 families (87.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.45.
The population was spread out with 6,041 people (30.0%) under the age of 18, 2,323 people (11.5%) aged 18 to 24, 5,894 people (29.3%) aged 25 to 44, 4,062 people (20.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,796 people (8.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.
There were 4,711 housing units at an average density of 1,653.7 per square mile (638.5/km²), of which 2,208 (48.3%) were owner-occupied, and 2,361 (51.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.5%. 9,304 people (46.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 10,755 people (53.5%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the 2010 United States Census, South El Monte had a median household income of $44,104, with 19.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,144 people, 4,620 households, and 4,088 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,330.8 inhabitants per square mile (2,834.6/km²). There were 4,724 housing units at an average density of 1,637.8 per square mile (633.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.61% White, 0.38% African American, 1.57% Native American, 8.43% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 43.98% from other races, and 4.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 86.03% of the population.
There were 4,620 households out of which 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 8.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.57 and the average family size was 4.61.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,656, and the median income for a family was $34,349. Males had a median income of $21,075 versus $18,949 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,130. About 16.2% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
Elementary school districts include:
The City of South El Monte has four Council members elected at large for a term of four years. The Mayor is elected at large for a term of four years.
The South El Monte City Council consists of:
In the state legislature South El Monte is in the 22nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Ed Hernandez, and is split between the 57th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ian Calderon, and the 49th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ed Chau.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department provides fire protection services for the city of South El Monte.
South El Monte community news are provided by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
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