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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.23%), office and administrative support (8.94%), and management occupations (8.76%).
Monticello is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Monticello enrolled in college, Monticello has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The population of Monticello overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Monticello, 22.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monticello in 2010 was $14,438, which is low income relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,752 for a family of four. Monticello also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.62% 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 Irish, German, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Monticello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.