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The City of Monticello had a population of 6,156 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 Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monticello is located at latitude 36.84 and longitude -84.8507 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monticello (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Monticello (GNIS ID: 2404291) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Monticello is located within Monticello Division of Wayne 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, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,156
Daytime Population: Workers 4,931
Daytime Population: Residents 3,715
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,646
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 6,043
Population in Familes 4,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 1,049
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $27,461
Average Household Income $38,897
Per Capita Income $16,892


Total Housing Units 2,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,357 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,216 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $81,853
Average Home Value $108,358


Total Households 2,574
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,582
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 -0.07% -0.08%
Households -0.15% -0.12%
Families -0.01% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Monticello, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monticello to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 77 86th
Population Density # 239 56th
Diversity Index # 127 77th
Median Household Income # 494 9th
Per Capita Income # 490 9th

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