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.

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.


Total Population 9,793
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,786
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 41.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $33,105
% Above Poverty Level 60.8%
% Below Poverty Level 39.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $96,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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


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

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
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 2,787 $27,067
Fountain Hill 93 $60,417
Tillar 248 $54,167
Warren 5,852 $34,919
Wilmar 362 $44,167
Winchester 211 $16,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monticello Public Libraries

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

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Monticello Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(870) 367-2411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 721 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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Serves 489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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