Introduction to Monticello, New York

Monticello, New York, in Sullivan county, is 53 miles E of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 69 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. There are an estimated 6,512 people in the village.

Monticello History

The Village of Monticello was created when a new toll road through Ulster and Orange counties was constructed. Samuel F. Jones was entrusted to explore the forest for the turnpike company, and he and his brother, John Patterson Jones' initiative brought Monticello into existence. The community seems to have been named after Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia. The name 'Monticello' is derived from an Italian word which means 'little mountain'. Monticello was incorporated as a village on April 20th, 1830.

Monticello and Nearby Attractions

  • Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
  • Clinton House State Historic Site
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Carousel Water & Fun Park
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden,

Things To Do In Monticello

Parks offering recreational opportunities near Monticello include Bear Mountain State Park, Promised Land State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park. There are several museums near Monticello, including Ten Mile River Scout Museum, Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, and Greenfield Park Museum. Historic sites nearby include Clinton House State Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and Samuel F. Morse Historic Site. Other popular desinations near the village are Carousel Water and Fun Park and the New Jersey Botanical Garden.

Monticello Transportation

Sullivan County International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Monticello Higher Education

The nearest colleges to Monticello are Orange County Community College, Sullivan County Community College, SUNY Ulster County Community College, and SUNY New Paltz.


Total Population 6,780
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,513
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 32.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $30,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,236
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,226


Median Family Income $36,619
% Above Poverty Level 62.1%
% Below Poverty Level 37.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 46.5%
Median Gross Rent $740
Median House Value $128,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.5%
Irish 8.3%

Monticello Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles E of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 12701, 12777
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.655
Longitude -74.689

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 LIBERTY 1 NE
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Forestburg (12777)

Forestburgh (12777)

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

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Monticello Public Libraries

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
187-189 BROADWAY
Monticello, New York
(845) 794-4660
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