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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,312
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+2,194
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,488
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,394
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,423

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,284
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$90,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21%
German18.6%
English11.7%
Irish9.1%
Italian5.5%
French Except Basque3.3%
Dutch2.2%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.6%
Canadian1.4%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Monticello Almanac

CategoryValue
County White County
Standard Zip Codes47960
Phone Area Codes574
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-86.76

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)

StationDELPHI 3 S
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationLOGANSPORT CICOTT ST
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationLOGANSPORT RADIO WSAL
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookston1,433$57,500
Burnettsville424$45,000
Chalmers478$66,042
Delphi3,023$46,809
Monon1,909$38,676
Reynolds550$60,000

Monticello Public Libraries

Monticello-union Township Public Library
321 WEST BROADWAY STREET
Monticello, Indiana
(574) 583-2665

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Monticello Hospitals

Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
720 South Sixth St
(574) 583-7111

Monticello Public Schools

Oaklawn Elementary School
402 E South St
ZIP: 47960
(574) 583-5651
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Roosevelt Middle Sch
721 W Broadway
ZIP: 47960
(574) 583-5552
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Meadowlawn Elementary School
715 W Ohio St
ZIP: 47960
(574) 583-7720
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Twin Lakes Senior High School
300 S 3rd St
ZIP: 47960
(574) 583-7108
High
Total Enrollment 718
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