Monticello, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Monticello, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Monticello had a population of 3,718 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Monticello is located at latitude 42.2383 and longitude -91.1871 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.

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Monticello, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,718
Population in Households 3,627
Population in Familes 2,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 589
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,780
Average Household Income $66,762
Per Capita Income $29,874


Total Housing Units 1,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,136 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 529 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $122,642
Average Home Value $147,227


Total Households 1,665
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 983
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.24% -0.04%
Households -0.18% -0.02%
Families -0.09% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2018 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 # 109 89th
Population Density # 574 43rd
Diversity Index # 682 32nd
Median Household Income # 704 30th
Per Capita Income # 414 59th

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