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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Monticello is a town in Arkansas with a population of 9,580. Monticello is in Drew County. Living in Monticello offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own 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
$96,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$657
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Monticello Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    332.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    114.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    664.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,243
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Monticello

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,171
National
$55,322

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Monticello Reviews

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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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Monticello is a very quiet town in the southern part of the U.S. On top of its many beautiful sunsets & sundowns, we have plenty of amazing home-cooked southern eateries. When it comes down to peacefulness, beauty, & southern charm, Monticello takes the cake.
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.