City of El Monte

Seal of the City of El Monte

General Law city
Incorporated: November 18, 1912
City Hall: 11333 Valley Blvd, El Monte, California 91731
City Telephone: (626) 580-2001
Website: www.ci.el-monte.ca.us
Population (2010 Census):
113,475 (2000 Census: 115,965; 1990 Census: 106,209). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 11,867.3 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 9.3% (2000 Census: 6.9%; 1990 Census: 6.4%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 28.4% (2000 Census: 34.1%; 1990 Census: 34.0%)
Land Area: 9.56 square miles (24.77 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.09 square miles (0.22 square kilometers)

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City Government Officials

Originally called Lexington in 1851 by Capt. J.A. Johnson of Lexington, Kentucky. Renamed Monte (or Mountain) by squatters who settled the area in 1852, for its high meadows and dense stand of willows. The name was later changed to Elmonte. In 1905, the name was changed back to El Monte at the insistence of Zoeth S. Eldredge.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of El Monte