The city of Montebello, CA

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About The City of Montebello, CA




Montebello, CA FAQ

Is Montebello California a good place to live?

Montebello city is lovely. Nearby attractions include a lot of parks, jogging and bicycling trails, and my personal favorite, a movie theater!

What is Montebello, CA known for?

Particularly well-known ethnic groups in the city are the Chicano, Armenian, and Japanese ones. In addition, Montebello is home to three historical sites from the early 19th century.

Is Montebello a rich city?

15.4% of the population lived below the federal poverty level in Montebello, which had a median family income of $47,488, as of the 2010 United States Census.

Is Montebello considered East LA?

East Los Angeles is situated approximately east of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, south of the neighborhood of El Sereno, north of Commerce, and west of the towns of Monterey Park and Montebello.

How much is tax in Montebello?

The minimum combined 2023 sales tax rate for Montebello, California, is 10.25%. This is the total of state, county, and city sales tax rates.

How far is Montebello from the beach?

From Montebello to Venice Beach, it takes 21 kilometers. The distance to travel is about 23.9 miles. Without a car, how can I get from Montebello to Venice Beach?

Montebello Demographics

Age and Household Statistics in Montebello 

Male Population: 30,470

Female Population: 32,227

Montebello Population: 62,697

Median Age: 36.9

Under 5 years old: approx. 5.6%

Under 18 years old: approx. 21.7%

Residents 65 or older: approx. 16.3%

Total Households: 18,842

Average People Per Household: 3

Marital Status Statistics 

Never Married: 22,091

Married: 21,679

Separated: 1,320

Widowed: 3,333

Divorced: 4,111

Racial Statistics (percentages) in Montebello 

White: 40.6%

Black or African American: 1.0%

American Indian/Native American: 1.3%

Asian: 12.9%

Two or More Races: 10.4%

Hispanic or Latino: 79.6%

Income Statistics in Montebello 

Average Household Income: $80,507

Median Household Income: $62,781

People below Poverty Level: 7,581

Blue Collar Positions: 8,447

White Collar Positions: 22,123

Education Level in Montebello

No High School: 5,481

Some High School: 19,708

Some College: 12,368

Associate Degree: 3,618

Bachelor’s Degree: 6,487

Graduate Degree: 2,343

  • Montebello was originally an agricultural community. It was known for its prolific production of flowers, berries, fruits, and vegetables.
  • The city is also home to the Montebello Art Walk, an annual event showcasing local artists and musicians.
  • Montebello in Italian means “beautiful mountain.”
  • In the first part of the 20th Century, the city was known for its oil reserves.
  • The Montebello Unified School District (MUSD) is one of the largest districts in LA County, serving over 35,000 K-12 students and over 30,000 adults through their adult education program.
  • The beauty of Montebello has made it a hot spot for the filming of many movies and TV shows. 
    • Sideways (2004)
    • Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
    • The Hot Chick (2002)
    • Twin Peaks (2017)

Montebello, CA Points of Interest

Montebello Municipal Golf Course

Located at 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640, the Municipal Golf Course sits on 120 acres and offers residents and tourists a golf experience at one of the top golf courses in Southern California. It has an 18-hole championship golf course with three beautiful lakes.

Montebello Historical Society and the Adobe Museum

Located at 946 N Adobe Ave, Montebello, CA 90640, The historical society and Adobe Museum is open 12 pm – 3 pm every Saturday. The adobe showcases the mid-1800s architecture and artifacts from Juan Matias Sanchez and his family.

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Located at 600 Rea Dr, Montebello, CA 90640, in Grant Rea Park, the petting zoo offers visitors a chance to interact with friendly animals, many of who are rescues. 

Dinos Alive

Located at 1345 N. Montebello Boulevard, Montebello, California, offers families a chance to view 80 life-sized replicas of some of their favorite dinosaurs. It even provides an interactive area for children called “Budding Experts,” where they can be a paleontologist!

The Shops at Montebello

Located at 2134 Montebello Town Center, Montebello, CA 90640, the Shops offer retail therapy for everyone in the family. Shops like 3 Men’s Suits, Club 25, The Baby Shop, The Children’s Place, and Champs Sports will have your family looking fly while you grab dinner at Hikari Sushi Bar or one of their many restaurants.