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Monticello, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Monticello had a population of 13,568 as of July 1, 2016. Monticello ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monticello is located at latitude 45.2977 and longitude -93.798 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monticello (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 928 feet.

The City of Monticello (GNIS ID: 2395385) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monticello population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monticello: City of Monticello.

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Monticello, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,568
Population in Households 13,434
Population in Familes 10,942
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 1,518
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 4,936
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,605 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,331 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $179,095
Average Home Value $185,872


Median Household Income $76,954
Average Household Income $81,739
Per Capita Income $29,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.17%
Households 0.81% 1.04%
Families 1.05% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Monticello, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monticello to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 78 91st
Population Density1 # 133 85th
Diversity Index2 # 203 78th
Median Household Income # 95 90th
Per Capita Income # 292 68th

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