El Monte, CA


Highest Appreciating El Monte Neighborhoods Since 2000

El Monte, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

El Monte Housing Market Information

With 116,732 people, 30,752 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $465,840, real estate costs in El Monte are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in El Monte, accounting for 57.67% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in El Monte include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.35%), row houses and other attached homes ( 11.56%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.36%).

People in El Monte primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. El Monte has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. El Monte's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 58.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in El Monte include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 28.50%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.10%). There's also some housing in El Monte built between 2000 and later ( 5.55%).

El Monte Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in El Monte's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.17% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in El Monte that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, El Monte real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, El Monte appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.68%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 79.09% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in El Monte. El Monte appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes El Monte one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that El Monte's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within El Monte differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in El Monte - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best El Monte real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,303,000 1.1
$977,001 - $1,303,000 1.4
$651,001 - $977,000 10.0
$521,001 - $651,000 21.6
$391,001 - $521,000 35.9
$261,001 - $391,000 18.5
$130,001 - $261,000 4.1
$65,001 - $130,000 0.9
$0 - $65,000 6.4

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
6.90847298722606 43.9153439153439

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

El Monte Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
156.67% 5.62% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,477 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.85
Renters 60.15
Vacant 6.89

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.6
1970 - 1999 28.5
1940 - 1969 58.8
1939 or Older 7.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.7
Townhomes 11.6
Small Apt. Buildings 6.4
Apt. Complexes 20.4
Mobile Homes 4.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.83
1 Bedroom 19.79
2 Bedrooms 33.91
3 Bedrooms 30.45
4 Bedrooms 11.61
5 or more bedrooms 1.39