Monticello, KY
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Monticello is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 6,090 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Monticello is the 73rd largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Monticello is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.89% of the Monticello workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Monticello is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monticello who work in office and administrative support (11.26%), sales jobs (11.21%), and food service (9.26%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.25 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Monticello does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Monticello have a very low rate of college education: just 8.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Monticello in 2010 was $15,190, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,760 for a family of four. Monticello also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Monticello is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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