City of El Monte

El Monte

Population: 117,002
Median Home Value: $552,900
Median Household Income: $54,996

 
El Monte overview
Located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, El Monte is the hub of the San Gabriel Valley, where two major freeways – Interstates 605 and 10 – intersect and is the ninth largest city (out of 88) in Los Angeles County with a population of approximately 120,000. The land uses within its 10 square mile area are 58 percent residential, 11 percent retail, 10 percent industrial, 7 percent office/retail, and 14 percent other of amenities. El Monte also has an ethnically diverse and dynamic population with 72 percent Hispanic, 18 percent Asian, and 7 percent White.
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Key Information

Business Incentives

The City's Economic Development programs aim to improve the community by utilizing public and private resources in a way that has a positive impact on the business activity, employment, income distribution, and fiscal sustainability of the City.

Major Employers

El Monte City School District
El Monte Union High School District
Mountain View Elementary School District
Longo Toyota-Lexus
City of El Monte

City Facts

El Monte, a City on the move! Located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, El Monte is the hub of the San Gabriel Valley, where two major freeways – Interstates 605 and 10 – intersect and is the ninth largest city (out of 88) in Los Angeles County. The land uses within its 10 square mile area are 58 percent residential, 11 percent retail, 10 percent industrial, 7 percent office/retail, and 14 percent other of amenities.

As the San Gabriel Valley continues to grow so does the City of El Monte through new businesses and quality housing. El Monte has maintained a reputation for a "business friendly attitude" by attracting commercial and retail businesses as well as international corporations through its Foreign Trade Zone. Other business tools include business financing through Grow El Monte, a pro-active Chamber of Commerce, and a Recycling Market Development Zone. Several trade and professional colleges are also located in the city, providing workforce education to support local businesses.

El Monte is also home to Longo Toyota, the number one auto dealer in the United States by sales and volume. Other major retail businesses include Home Depot, Sam's Club, and Sears Essentials. Major industries include the Wells Fargo Operations Center, and regional offices for East West and Cathay Banks.

Key City Contacts

Director of Community Development and Redevelopment

Minh Thai
11333 Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA. 91731
mthai@elmonteca.gov
(626) 258-8626

City Manager

Jesus Gomez
11333 Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA. 91731
jgomez@elmonteca.gov
(626)580-2001

Chamber of Commerce

Ken Rausch
10505 Valley Blvd., Suite 212, El Monte, CA 91731
ken@emsem.biz
(626)576-2525

Mayor

Andre Quintero

Mayor Pro Tem

Victoria Martinez

City Council Member

Juventino "J" Gomez

City Council Member

Norma Macias

City Council Member

Jerry Velasco

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