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Overview

Introduction to Monticello, Indiana

Monticello, Indiana, in White county, is 23 miles N of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center) and 74 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Monticello History

The city of Monticello is the county seat of White county, which was formed in 1834 and named in memory of Isaac White, who belonged to the village of Equality and died at the Battle of Tippecanoe. On April 3, 1974, Monticello was hit by a tornado, which was recorded F4 on the Fujita scale. The damage which resulted from this calamity was estimated at $100 million and the aftermath was compared to that of the Second World War.

Monticello and Nearby Attractions

  • Carroll County Historical Society Museum
  • Tippecanoe Battlefield
  • Buckley Homestead County Park
  • Balmoral Race Track
  • Deep River Waterpark

Things To Do In Monticello

Apart from the scenic beauty of the surrounding area, Monticello has numerous lakes with provisions for fishing. The most popular lakes are Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman. Recreational facilities are available at Buckley Homestead County Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, and Kaukakee State Fish and Wildlife Area. The Carroll County Historical Society Museum and Tippecanoe Battlefield are popular places that provide history of the area.

Monticello Transportation

Air transportation is available from Indianapolis International Airport.

Monticello Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Indiana University Kokomo, Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo, and Purdue University.

People

Total Population 5,332
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,052
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,020
% Above Poverty Level 87.8%
% Below Poverty Level 12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $557
Median House Value $93,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 8.4%

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

Monticello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County White
Standard Zip Codes 47960
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.745
Longitude -86.764

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 DELPHI 3 S
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station LOGANSPORT CICOTT ST
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station LOGANSPORT RADIO WSAL
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indiana Beach (47960)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookston 1,526 $57,604
Burnettsville 343 $43,750
Chalmers 450 $58,889
Delphi 2,874 $45,528
Monon 1,910 $35,833
Reynolds 562 $58,125

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

Monticello Public Libraries

Library
Monticello-union Twp Pl
321 W BROADWAY ST
Monticello, Indiana
(574) 583-5643
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Monticello Hospitals

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1101 O'CONNOR BOULEVARD
(574) 583-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monticello High Schools

TWIN LAKES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
300 S 3RD ST
574-583-7108
Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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