Monticello, Kentucky Population 2024

5,789

Monticello is a city located in Wayne County Kentucky. Monticello has a 2024 population of 5,789. It is also the county seat of Wayne County.Monticello is currently growing at a rate of 0.29% annually and its population has increased by 0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,744 in 2020.

The average household income in Monticello is $50,034 with a poverty rate of 32.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Monticello is 40 years, 40 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Monticello Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Monticello was:

  • White: 87.78%
  • Other race: 7.28%
  • Two or more races: 3.45%
  • Black or African American: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
986.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.78% (45)
The current population of Monticello, Kentucky is 5,789 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,744.

Monticello, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,06587.78%
Other race4207.28%
Two or more races1993.45%
Black or African American631.09%
Native American150.26%
Asian80.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monticello Population by Race

Monticello Population Pyramid 2024

Monticello Median Age

40

Total

40

Male

39.7

Female

Monticello Adults

There are 4,556 adults, (970 of whom are seniors) in Monticello.

Monticello Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Monticello Sex Ratio

Female3,00252.03%
Male2,76847.97%

Monticello Population by Age

Monticello Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2932.460.739.3
Married1,0423.171.728.3
Non Family8361.456.843.2
Female2352.922.177.9
Male1802.366535
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2.92

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monticello Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Monticello Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monticello Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.79%.

Monticello Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,258

Average Earnings

$33,642

Average Male

$34,647

Average Female

Monticello Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monticello Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monticello Language

92.27% of Monticello residents speak only English, while 7.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.03% of the population.

Monticello Language

Monticello Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,8281,30427.01%
Hispanic59843873.24%
Other41128970.32%
Multiple19917286.43%
Black372875.68%
Native99100%
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32.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.51%

Male Poverty Rate

36.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monticello

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monticello is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monticello is White, with 27.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.43%.

Monticello Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.5%
High School23.05%
Some College17.94%
Bachelors or Greater13.42%
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Monticello Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed17.6%
Female Employed12.6%
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Monticello Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monticello Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monticello Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Monticello Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monticello Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monticello Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monticello Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

317

Number of Veterans

306

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Monticello Veterans by War

count

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Monticello Veterans by Age

count

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Monticello Veterans by Race

Monticello Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monticello Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Monticello Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monticello Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monticello Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.74%

Born in Monticello

93.36%

Native Born

6.64%

Foreign Born

4.38%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.36% of Monticello residents were born in the United States, with 76.74% having been born in Kentucky. 4.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monticello Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,874170.29%
20285,857170.29%
20275,840170.29%
20265,823170.29%
20255,806170.29%
20245,789170.29%
20235,772170.3%
20225,755170.3%
20215,738-6-0.1%
20205,744-194-3.27%
20195,938-44-0.74%
20185,982-71-1.17%
20176,053-40-0.66%
20166,093230.38%
20156,070-10-0.16%
20146,080-54-0.88%
20136,134-18-0.29%
20126,152-31-0.5%
20116,18390.15%
20106,1741933.23%
20005,98162411.65%
19905,357-320-5.64%
19805,6772,05956.91%
19703,61867823.06%
19602,94060.2%
19502,934
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Monticello Population by Year