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Monticello, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Monticello is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Monticello.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lawrence County at latitude 31.5538 and longitude -90.1073. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 197 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Monticello (see map) encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Monticello, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,634
Population in Households 1,634
Population in Familes 1,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 635
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $89,651
Average Home Value $104,115


Median Household Income $40,420
Average Household Income $54,665
Per Capita Income $21,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.93% 0.27%
Households 0.83% 0.13%
Families 0.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monticello, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monticello to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 59th
Population Density1 # 225 38th
Diversity Index2 # 18 95th
Median Household Income # 82 78th
Per Capita Income # 64 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.