Monticello is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,516 people and just one neighborhood, Monticello is the 316th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
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, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monticello who work in office and administrative support (18.42%), teaching (10.50%) and management occupations (10.31%).
Of important note, Monticello is also a city of artists. Monticello has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monticello’s character.
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Monticello is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Monticello is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Monticello a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Monticello has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Monticello’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.