General Law city
Incorporated: November 18, 1912
City Hall: 11333 Valley Blvd, El Monte, California 91731
Population (2020 Census): 109,450 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 23.0%
Population Density (2020 Census): 11,452.3 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 29,893
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.7
Land Area: 9.56 square miles (24.75 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.09 square miles (0.22 square kilometers)
Total Area: 9.64 square miles (24.97 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.074633 -118.029136
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.
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