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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,752
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+3,719
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married42.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,298
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,365

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,107
% Above Poverty Level63.7%
% Below Poverty Level36.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$635
Median House Value$97,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.8%
English8.6%
German7%
Irish5.1%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
African0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Monticello Almanac

CategoryValue
County Drew County
Standard Zip Codes71655
P.O. Box Zip Codes71656, 71657
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.62
Approximate Longitude-91.79

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)

StationMONTICELLO 3 SW
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.3 inches
StationDUMAS
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp33 to 51 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationCROSSETT 2 SSE
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 77 F
Annual Precip58 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dermott2,757$28,705
Fountain Hill102$51,563
Tillar274$54,750
Warren5,804$38,661
Wilmar362$45,455
Winchester230$23,958

Monticello Public Libraries

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

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Monticello Hospitals

Drew Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
778 Scogin Drive
(870) 367-2411

Monticello Public Schools

Drew Central Elem. School
250 University Dr
ZIP: 71655
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Drew Central High School
250 University Dr
ZIP: 71655
High
Total Enrollment 305
Drew Central Middle School
250 University Dr
ZIP: 71655
Middle
Total Enrollment 295
Monticello Elementary School
1037 Scogin Dr
ZIP: 71655
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Monticello High School
390 Clyde Ross Dr
ZIP: 71655
Other
Total Enrollment 670
Monticello Intermediate School
280 Clyde Ross Dr
ZIP: 71655
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Monticello Middle School
180 Clyde Ross Dr
ZIP: 71655
Middle
Total Enrollment 452
Monticello Vocational Center
741 Scogin Dr
ZIP: 71655
High

Monticello Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
342 Highway 425
ZIP: 71655
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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