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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,116
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,041
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$23,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,149

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,219
% Above Poverty Level70.4%
% Below Poverty Level29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$470
Median House Value$81,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
English13%
German11.4%
Irish7.5%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian0.6%
African0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Monticello Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes42633
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Monticello
Approximate Latitude36.84
Approximate Longitude-84.84

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany1,952$29,231
Burnside1,270$60,000
Ferguson1,087$44,706
Jamestown1,989$31,797
Russell Springs2,506$30,167
Somerset11,415$36,344

Monticello Public Libraries

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

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Monticello Hospitals

Wayne County Hospital
(Government - State)
166 Hospital Street
(606) 348-9343

Monticello Public Schools

Bell Elementary School
278 Kenny Davis Blvd.
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center
9000 Hwy 1546
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-1482
High
Total Enrollment 35
Monticello Elementary School
160 Cave St
ZIP: 42633
(606) 340-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Otter Creek Academy
1442 Old Bethel Church Rd
ZIP: 42633
(606) 343-0203
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Walker Early Learning Center
605 Albany Rd
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-4251
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Wayne County Area Technology Center
150 Cardinal Way
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-8424
Wayne County High School
2 Kenny Davis Blvd
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-5575
High
Total Enrollment 944
Wayne County Learning Academy
250 Cardinal Way
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-8484
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Wayne County Middle School
95 Champion Drive
ZIP: 42633
(606) 348-6691
Middle
Total Enrollment 745

Monticello Private Schools

Immanuel Christian Academy
130 N Main St
ZIP: 42633
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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