Monticello, MS
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Monticello is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,541 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monticello is the 142nd largest community in Mississippi.

Monticello is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Monticello is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monticello who work in sales jobs (21.02%), office and administrative support (15.72%), and food service (13.53%).

Overall, Monticello’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Monticello is worth considering.

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

In terms of college education, Monticello is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.46% of adults 25 and older in Monticello have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monticello in 2010 was $15,752, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,008 for a family of four. However, Monticello contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Monticello also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.79% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Monticello is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

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

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