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Overview

Introduction to Monticello, Arkansas

Monticello, Arkansas, in Drew county, is 43 miles S of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 144 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee. There are an estimated 9,146 people in the city.

Monticello History

Monticello was incorporated on December 20, 1852. It is the county seat of Drew County. An infrastructure of agriculture, commerce, and timber industries contributed to its prosperity and growth. Monticello is believed to be named after Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Estate. Monticello witnessed industrial growth in the early 20th Century when cotton gins and mills were opened in addition to an ice plant, fertilizer plant, and a canning factory. A Coca-Cola plant was opened in Monticello in 1935. The industrial growth continued after the second world war, and Monticello was the home to a number of industries incuding the Burlington Industries (textiles) and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Monticello and nearby Attractions

  • Drew County Historical Museum
  • Monticello North Main Historic District
  • Bradley County Veterans' Museum
  • Cane Creek State Park

Things To Do In Monticello

while in the city, you can visit the Bradley County Veterans Museum. It is also worth visiting the city's various churches including Oak Grove Church, East End Church, and First Assembly of God Church. One can also visit the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library. A visit to McCloy Park and Lake Monticello is also enjoyable.

Monticello Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from Mid Delta Regional Airport.

Monticello Higher Education

The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers higher educational facilities. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Delta State University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock are other institutes which also offer facilities of higher education.

People

Total Population 9,718
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,723
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 42%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23%
Median Earnings25+ $24,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,886
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,908

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,737
% Above Poverty Level 59.4%
% Below Poverty Level 40.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $88,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 8.8%

Monticello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles S of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Drew
Standard Zip Codes 71655
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71656, 71657
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.628
Longitude -91.79

Monticello Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTICELLO 3 SW
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches
Station DUMAS
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station CROSSETT 2 SSE
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Monticello, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Coleman (71655)

Cominto (71655)

Florence (71655)

Lacey (71655)

Ladelle (71655)

Montongo (71655)

Mount Tabor (71655)

Tennessee (71655)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dermott 2,814 $24,813
Fountain Hill 163 $53,304
Tillar 301 $41,429
Warren 5,918 $34,262
Wilmar 425 $45,375
Winchester 206 $15,833

Monticello Public Libraries

Library
Southeast Arkansas Regional Library
107 EAST JACKSON
Monticello, Arkansas
(870) 367-8584

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Monticello Hospitals

DREW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
778 SCOGIN DRIVE
(870) 367-2411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monticello High Schools

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MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
390 CLYDE ROSS DR.
870-367-4050
Serves 721 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

DREW CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
440 HIGHWAY 83 SOUTH
870-367-6076
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

MONTICELLO OCCUPATIONAL ED. CENTER
741 SCOGIN DRIVE
870-367-4060
A Vocational School

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