Monterey Park, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
60,386
1.25% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.7
2.05% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
5.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,892
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$770,100
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,190
1.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Monterey Park, CA had a population of 60.4k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $76,892. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monterey Park, CA declined from 61,153 to 60,386, a −1.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,497 to $76,892, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monterey Park, CA are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (64.5%), Other (Hispanic) (13.8%), White (Hispanic) (7.74%), White (Non-Hispanic) (5.36%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.4%).

None of the households in Monterey Park, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.4% of the residents in Monterey Park, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monterey Park, CA are East Los Angeles College (6,587 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Monterey Park, CA was $770,100, and the homeownership rate was 50.5%.

Most people in Monterey Park, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Monterey Park, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monterey Park, CA is home to a population of 60.4k people, from which 81.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 51.5% of Monterey Park, CA residents were born outside of the country (31.1k people).

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Monterey Park, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.32k Other (Hispanic) and 4.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.4%
2022 Citizenship
80.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.4% of Monterey Park, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monterey Park, CA was 80.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monterey Park, CA
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    39k ± 1.35k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    8.32k ± 1.17k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.67k ± 891
27.1%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2022, there were 4.68 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Monterey Park, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.32k Other (Hispanic) and 4.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.1% of the people in Monterey Park, CA are hispanic (16.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Monterey Park, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

51.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
31.1k people
52.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.1k people

As of 2022, 51.5% of Monterey Park, CA residents (31.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monterey Park, CA was 52.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    198 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    174 ± 96
  3. Korea
    161 ± 100

Monterey Park, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monterey Park, CA employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Monterey Park, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,370 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,096 people), and Retail Trade (2,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,694), Finance & Insurance ($76,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,250).

Occupations

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,358
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monterey Park, CA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 27.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monterey Park, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,165 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,161 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,646 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monterey Park, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,358
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 6.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monterey Park, CA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 27.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monterey Park, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,370 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,096 people), and Retail Trade (2,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monterey Park, CA, though some of these residents may live in Monterey Park, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,234
Median earning men ± $3,391
$35,692
Median earning women ± $4,341

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,000), and Information ($77,054).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,042), Information ($59,762), and Wholesale Trade ($55,550).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monterey Park, CA awarded 6,587 degrees. The student population of Monterey Park, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,628 male students and 14,227 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monterey Park, CA are Hispanic or Latino (5,064 and 78.5%), followed by Asian (834 and 12.9%), Unknown (207 and 3.21%), and White (165 and 2.56%).

The largest universities in Monterey Park, CA by number of degrees awarded are East Los Angeles College (6,587 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monterey Park, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,686 and 25.6%), General Social Sciences (1,009 and 15.3%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (403 and 6.12%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 27,855 students enrolled in Monterey Park, CA, 48.9% men and 51.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 18,900 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,009 degrees awarded
  2. 368 degrees awarded
  3. 322 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monterey Park, CA was General Social Sciences with 1,009 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Monterey Park, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
6,587 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Los Angeles College with 6,587 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monterey Park, CA, which is 0.493 times less than the 4,412 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,064 degrees mean that there were 6.07 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 834 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,196) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($42) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monterey Park, CA was $770,100 in 2022, which is 2.73 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $667,300 to $770,100, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Monterey Park, CA is 50.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monterey Park, CA have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monterey Park, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monterey Park, CA is $76,892. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Monterey Park, CA was Census Tract 4820.01 with a value of $121,736, followed by Census Tract 4821.02 and Census Tract 4826, with respective values of $106,321 and $102,283.

Property

$770,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,748
$10,300
Median Property Taxes
±$634

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monterey Park, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monterey Park, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.5%
Homeownership
2022
74.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.5% of the housing units in Monterey Park, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4820.01
  2. Census Tract 4821.02
  3. Census Tract 4826

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monterey Park, CA was Census Tract 4820.01 with a value of $121,736, followed by Census Tract 4821.02 and Census Tract 4826, with respective values of $106,321 and $102,283.

The following map shows all of the places in Monterey Park, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$76,892
Median Household Income
± $5,245
20.4k
Number of Households
± 996

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Monterey Park, CA grew to $76,892 from the previous year's value of $68,497.

The following chart displays the households in Monterey Park, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monterey Park, CA is from Monterey Park, CA.
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (12.3%)

In 2022, 67.9% of workers in Monterey Park, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (12.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monterey Park, CA have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Monterey Park, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monterey Park, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monterey Park, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monterey Park, CA (7.2k out of 60.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monterey Park, CA is Asian, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95% of the population of Monterey Park, CA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 27.5% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 0.356% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.01%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
27.5%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
0.356%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monterey Park, CA declined by 11.7% from 5.68% to 5.01%.

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