Monticello, NY
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Monticello is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,505 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monticello is the 253rd largest community in New York.

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 village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monticello who work in food service (16.44%), office and administrative support (13.23%), and sales jobs (10.97%).

Despite the fact that it is a small village, Monticello has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly taxis - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in Monticello with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.41% of adults in Monticello have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monticello in 2010 was $17,593, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,372 for a family of four. Monticello also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.12% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Monticello is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Monticello home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Monticello, accounting for 32.39% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Monticello residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Monticello include German, Jamaican, Italian, and African.

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