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. There are an estimated 5,723 people in the city.

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 toranado, 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.


Total Population 5,355
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 22.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,166
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,498
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,159
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,485


Median Family Income $56,197
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $601
Median House Value $94,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 0%
English 15.2%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, 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


  • 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
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
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 1,582 $58,523
Burnettsville 383 $50,208
Chalmers 439 $58,750
Delphi 2,787 $46,184
Monon 1,872 $35,682
Reynolds 575 $53,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monticello Public Libraries

Monticello-union Twp Pl
Monticello, Indiana
(574) 583-5643
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Monticello Hospitals

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(574) 583-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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