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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Monterey is a town in Tennessee with a population of 2,845. Monterey is in Putnam County. Living in Monterey offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in Monterey and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monterey are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$526
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Monterey Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    311.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    484.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,108
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Monterey

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,797
National
$55,322
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Monterey Reviews

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Monterey is a small town of 3500. We are at a 2,000 ft elevation. Our summers are mile and usually cool because we are on the Cumberland Plateau. The city is currently extending our water and sewer services which will open commercial building opportunities close to I-40 exit 300. We are desperately in need of more business and job opportunities. We are more of a bedroom community. WE have recently added to our tourism opportunities. Our employment opportunities are very limited. We are 13 miles from Cookeville the county seat. which is the hub of the Upper Cumberland. Monterey is a great place to retire.
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Its a small town and most everyone is very nice! As with all town's there are areas and people to avoid. There is not a lot to do, unfortunately. However, its very peaceful and comfortable.
I have lived here most of my life. Taught school for 37 years and retired. Monterey is a laid back community of 3,000 population. We are a family oriented community. Our biggest drawback is lack of employment opportunities and very little night life. We only have two grocery stores along with Dollar General and Family Dollar. Most department stores are about 15 miles away.