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Monticello, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Monticello had a population of 3,732 as of July 1, 2015. Monticello ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monticello is located at latitude 42.2309 and longitude -91.1839 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monticello (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Monticello (GNIS ID: 2395386) 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 City of Monticello is located within Township of Lovell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones 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, 2015.

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


Total Population 3,732
Population in Households 3,633
Population in Familes 2,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 593
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,684
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,003
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,176 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 508 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $107,170
Average Home Value $121,283


Median Household Income $47,981
Average Household Income $55,638
Per Capita Income $25,046
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.19%
Households -0.1% -0.12%
Families 0.23% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.


Monticello, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monticello to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 107 89th
Population Density1 # 573 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 758 24th
Median Household Income # 677 33rd
Per Capita Income # 608 40th

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