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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Monticello is a town in New York with a population of 6,562. Monticello is in Sullivan County. Living in Monticello offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Monticello and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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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
    376.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    141.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    627.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,134
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Monticello

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,169
National
$55,322

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Monticello Reviews

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This is a town with great infrastructure and a lot of potential, but it is underdeveloped. People complain about the demographics, but it is very diverse, which is good. The schools are diverse as well, although there are complaints about the quality of education.
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Monticello is a small town located in Upstate New York, about an hour and a half from New York City. Due to its proximity to the Catskill Mountains, the Monticello area has become a popular tourist destination for weekend visits and summertime rentals. Unlike many areas in Upstate New York, Monticello and the surrounding townships feature a great array of human diversity: from the locals and suburbanites to immigrants from all around the world. Despite its allure for tourists, Monticello is also considered a very poor town which has high rates of poverty, few good-paying, full-time jobs, and limited opportunities for its residents. Currently, a town beautification project has been underway as the area prepares for the opening of the new Montreign Casino. As a local, I hope that this brings more commerce and opportunity to an area that desperately needs it.
I like monticello. My niece and i travel at night to the casino and never see all this crime or cop cars with flashing lights. I have lived in the bronx for most of my 58 years and am thinking of moving up there. I pay more in rent here then if i had a mortgage in monticello in a brand new home. There are clean places to eat and close by plus lakes and hiking trails near by. The residents have been nothing but kind. Small town parades, farmers market, kite festivals, garlic fest. Bird clubs. If you are looking to party and get drunk, please stay away.