El Monte, California - Facts & Figures
El Monte, CA is in Los Angeles County and is a residential, industrial, and commercial city, whose slogan is "Welcome to Friendly El Monte." In its past, it has been known as "The End of the Santa Fe Trail." It has been said that anything can be grown in El Monte, which earned its reputation as an oasis in the center of the surrounding arid land. Another city whose growth was due to the gold rush, El Monte changed from a largely Caucasian population to a Hispanic one, and the walnut groves it was once known for have given way to residential development. The city is also considered to be the home to TV variety shows.
- Population: 114,296
- Industries: Construction; Administrative and support and waste management services; Accommodation and food services; Apparel; Repair and maintenance; Metal and metal products; Miscellaneous manufacturing
- Area Codes: 626
- ZIP Codes: 91732, 91731, 91746, 91733, 91706, 91780
- Surrounding Cities: Upper San Gabriel Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; North El Monte, CA; South El Monte, CA; Upper San Gabriel Valley, CA; Temple City, CA; Avocado Heights, CA; Rosemead, CA; Mayflower Village, CA; Baldwin Park, CA