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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Monticello is a town in Arkansas with a population of 9,752. Monticello is in Drew County. Living in Monticello offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Monticello and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monticello are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$635
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Monticello Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    264
    283
  • Murder
    41
    6
  • Rape
    103
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    781
    500
  • Theft
    2,383
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    162
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,615
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Monticello is located in the southern part of Arkansas. Monticello is the place to love if you are in the southern part of Arkansas. Monticello’s population is about 10,000 but the neighboring towns are much smaller. For a smaller scale town we have lots to do! We have a bowling alley, a movie theater, and a new skating rink that is super popular. The town also has an excellent university called University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM). I’m blessed to live in this town out of the smaller towns around us. We don’t have a ton but we definitely have a lot to offer. If you’re looking for a smaller town with wonderful people Monticello is your place. The town is diverse like many... from your riches to your rednecks... we have them all.
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I moved from Pine Bluff to Monticello, AR in 2013. It is very peaceful and I really enjoy the friendly encounters of the strangers. The town is small and everybody knows everybody. The job opportunities are not as huge as it was in Pine Bluff but its okay. I love the school district, by it being a small town the students are able to get some one on one time from the teachers. The teachers are very instrumental in the learning of their students in Monticello School District.
Monticello, AR is a small, rural, college town in Southeast AR. The nearest metropolitan area is Little Rock, AR which is approximately 90 miles North of Monticello. The community is that of a typical small town in the South with Christian values and a close-knit community. The local university, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the states only open-enrollment four-year university. Popular activities for Monticello residents include hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and spending time with family. There is very little industry in our small community and and a few small boutique shops. There are two public schools, two privates schools, two chidren's homes, and a multitude of churches. With the exception of university faculty, most residents were born and raised in or near Monticello, AR. It is, overall, safe and family friendly with limited resources for individuals with a broad array of interests outside of those offered in the community.