B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$586
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

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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
    175
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    103
    41
  • Robbery
    103
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    649
    525
  • Theft
    2,574
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,123
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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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.
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I grew up here. I left, but came back. It's a small town and it has small town ways. I love it! It's a place where you can enjoy hunting, fishing, swimming, skating, bowling and just riding the back roads.
It small college town its good but needs more to do the police suck around here like to pick on the young kids or felony's that are trying to do better .They need to add more night life or nicer restaurant a lot of fast food around here Monticello is a town if you were not born here with money you're not much. Been two murders in less then a week the sheriff son was part of one and he is getting off so its nothing new i f I could afford it I would move out of the town because it's not going anywhere the college is the best thing here.there isn't much more I can say about this town I just really wish I never moved upon here .m