Monticello is a city located in Wayne County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Wayne County. With a 2020 population of 5,665, it is the 83rd largest city in Kentucky and the 6096th largest city in the United States. Monticello is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -5.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,999 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Monticello has a population density of 965 people per square mile.
The average household income in Monticello is $38,508 with a poverty rate of 31.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $565 per month, and the median house value is $97,300. The median age in Monticello is 36 years, 35.3 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Monticellowas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.99%.
94.02% of Monticello residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.50% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Monticello is White, with 26.74% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Monticello is Hispanic, with 63.06% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.32%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Monticello
93.82% of Monticello residents were born in the United States, with 78.43% having been born in Kentucky. 4.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.