South El Monte, CA


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South 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

South El Monte Housing Market Information

With 20,878 people, 5,243 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $454,824, real estate costs in South 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 South El Monte, accounting for 65.49% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in South El Monte include mobile homes or trailers ( 11.27%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.44%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.20%).

People in South El Monte primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. South 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. South El Monte's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 71.94% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in South El Monte include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 19.57%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 4.78%). There's also some housing in South El Monte built before 1939 ( 3.71%).

South El Monte Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in South El Monte's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.63% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in South El Monte that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, South El Monte real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, South El Monte appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.83%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.93% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in South El Monte. South 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 South 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 South El Monte's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 South El Monte differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in South 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 South El Monte real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

South El Monte, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,300,000 1.1
$975,001 - $1,300,000 0.7
$650,001 - $975,000 9.7
$520,001 - $650,000 19.7
$390,001 - $520,000 34.2
$260,001 - $390,000 18.8
$130,001 - $260,000 3.1
$65,001 - $130,000 0.8
$0 - $65,000 11.9

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.21903199343724 44.973544973545

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

South 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
144.62% 5.32% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,605 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 43.28
Renters 56.72
Vacant 4.27

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF South El Monte HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.8
1970 - 1999 19.6
1940 - 1969 71.9
1939 or Older 3.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF South El Monte HOMES
Single-Family 65.5
Townhomes 9.4
Small Apt. Buildings 4.4
Apt. Complexes 9.2
Mobile Homes 11.3
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF South El Monte HOMES
No Bedroom 2.19
1 Bedroom 13.31
2 Bedrooms 36.99
3 Bedrooms 37.28
4 Bedrooms 8.64
5 or more bedrooms 1.59