El Monte is a residential, industrial, and commercial city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city lies in the San Gabriel Valley, east of the city of Los Angeles. El Monte's slogan is "Welcome to Friendly El Monte" and is historically known as "The End of the Santa Fe Trail". El Monte is the 54th largest city in California.
Among the top employers in the city are: El Monte City Elementary School District; El Monte Union High School District; Mountain View Elementary School District; Longo Toyota-Lexus; City of El Monte; McGill Corporation; Staffing Solutions; Asian Pacific Health Care Veture; The Home Depot; Sam's Club . Cathay Bank has a corporate centre in El Monte.
El Monte has a population of over 113,475 people. El Monte also forms part of the wider Los Angeles metropolitan area which has a population of over 13,310,447 people.