Introduction to Monticello, Kentucky

Monticello, Kentucky, in Wayne county, is 79 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center) and 82 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. There are an estimated 5,981 people in the city.

Monticello History

The city of Monticello is the county seat of Wayne County. The community was named after Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia. The Paleo - Indian people were the early inhabitants of the Monticello region. The European explorers ventured in to the city through the rivers ways. They were soon followed by the hunters in search of good fortune. Monticello was announced the county seat in 1895 and was incorporated as a city in the year 1910.

Monticello and nearby Attractions

  • Cordell Hull Birthplace & Museum
  • Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
  • Stonehaus Winery
  • Lake Cumberland State Park
  • Pickett State Park
  • Mountain Life Museum

Things To Do In Monticello

Tourists can visit the Lake Cumberland State Park that facilitates camping, fishing, and picnicking. One can also visit the Mountain Life Museum which tells the historical stories of the city. The Stonehaus Winery is another place where the you can visit to see the vine processing method.

Monticello Transportation

One can avail flights from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport

Monticello Higher Education

You can opt for Somerset Community College, University of the Cumberland, and Campbellsville University.


Total Population 6,141
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,023
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $32,636
% Above Poverty Level 66.6%
% Below Poverty Level 33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $446
Median House Value $85,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 9.6%

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

Monticello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 42633
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.829
Longitude -84.849

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 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station STEARNS 2 S
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 39 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barrier (42633)

Bethesda (42633)

Betsey (42633)

Coopersville (42633)

Delta (42633)

Frazer (42633)

Frisby (42633)

Gregory (42633)

Mill Springs (42633)

Mount Pisgah (42633)

Number One (42633)

Oil Valley (42633)

Parnell (42633)

Powersburg (42633)

Pueblo (42633)

Ritner (42633)

Rockybranch (42633)

Slat (42633)

Steubenville (42633)

Stop (42633)

Sunnybrook (42633)

Susie (42633)

Touristville (42633)

Windy (42633)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 1,874 $27,604
Burnside 888 $45,909
Ferguson 1,090 $43,542
Jamestown 2,075 $31,917
Russell Springs 2,491 $32,757
Somerset 11,358 $33,698

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

Monticello Public Libraries

Wayne County Public Library District
Monticello, Kentucky
(606) 348-8565
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Monticello Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(606) 348-9343
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monticello High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

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