Monticello is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 9,820 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Monticello is the 41st largest community in Arkansas.
Monticello real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Monticello house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monticello is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monticello is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monticello who work in teaching (17.38%), sales jobs (9.05%), and office and administrative support (8.74%).
Also of interest is that Monticello has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Monticello is a college town. There are a lot of students in Monticello attending college, and as a result Monticello provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The education level of Monticello citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.97% of adults 25 and older in Monticello have a college degree.
The per capita income in Monticello in 2010 was $14,839, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,356 for a family of four. Monticello also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Monticello is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monticello home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monticello residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monticello include German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Monticello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.