Monticello, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monticello, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Monticello had a population of 1,505 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Town of Monticello is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

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, 2017.

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Monticello, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,505
Daytime Population: Workers 1,478
Daytime Population: Residents 840
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,318
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 1,505
Population in Familes 1,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 361
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $34,180
Average Household Income $49,231
Per Capita Income $19,056


Total Housing Units 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $95,865
Average Home Value $127,669


Total Households 578
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.36%
Households -0.81% -0.45%
Families -0.92% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2017 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 # 156 57th
Population Density # 231 37th
Diversity Index # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 179 51st
Per Capita Income # 189 48th

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