Monticello, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Monticello, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Monticello had a population of 1,647 as of July 1, 2015. Monticello ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monticello is located at latitude 31.5532 and longitude -90.1187 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Monticello (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 197 feet.

The Town of Monticello (GNIS ID: 2406181) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monticello population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Monticello, MS Boundary Map

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Monticello, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,647
Population in Households 1,647
Population in Familes 1,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 640
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 417
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $88,575
Average Home Value $102,580
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,665
Average Household Income $52,745
Per Capita Income $20,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.59%
Families 0.8% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 147 60th
Population Density1 # 220 39th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 78 79th
Per Capita Income # 71 81st

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