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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Monticello is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,695. Monticello is in Piatt County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Monticello offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Monticello and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Monticello are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$972
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    197.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    143.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    322.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Monticello

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,274
National
$62,843

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