General Law city
Incorporated: October 16, 1920
City Hall: 1600 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, California 90640
Population (2020 Census): 62,640 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 21.3%
Population Density (2020 Census): 7,521.6 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 20,308
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.1
Land Area: 8.33 square miles (21.57 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.04 square miles (0.10 square kilometers)
Total Area: 8.37 square miles (21.68 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.015444 -118.111012
Harris Newmark purchased part of the Repetto Ranch in 1887 and called the settlement Montebello (Italian for Beautiful Mountain). The town itself, however, was named Newmark. Electing to secede from the City of Monterey Park, incorporated just four years prior, voters chose the name Montebello over Newmark upon incorporation of their new city in 1920.
Visit the online exhibit of more than 600 images from Montebello's past, courtesy of the Montebello Historical Society. Image above: Montebello High School marchers in Fall city parade on Whittier Boulevard (at Whittier and Montebello Boulevards), 1966.
City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.