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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population6,141
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,023
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,636
% Above Poverty Level66.6%
% Below Poverty Level33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$446
Median House Value$85,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.6%
US/American0%
English9%
Irish9.6%

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

Monticello Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 79 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City82 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
CountyWayne
Standard Zip Codes42633
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.829
Longitude-84.849

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 NE
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationJAMESTOWN WWTP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip53 inches
StationSTEARNS 2 S
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 44 F
Apr Temp39 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip50.9 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany1,874$27,604
Burnside888$45,909
Ferguson1,090$43,542
Jamestown2,075$31,917
Russell Springs2,491$32,757
Somerset11,358$33,698

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

Monticello Public Libraries

Library
Wayne County Public Library District
159 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Monticello, Kentucky
(606) 348-8565
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Monticello Hospitals

WAYNE COUNTY HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
166 HOSPITAL STREET
(606) 348-9343
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monticello High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2 KENNY DAVIS BLVD
606-348-5575
Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
135 CAVE ST
606-348-5312
Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

LAKE CUMBERLAND BOY'S CAMP ALT SCH
RT 4 BOX 245 1/2
606-348-4201
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

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