Monticello (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɛloʊ/ MON-tih-SEL-oh) is a city next to the Mississippi River in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,759 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.94 square miles (23.15 km), all of it land. The city’s latitude is 45.305 degrees North and its longitude is 93.793 degrees West. Its elevation is 922 feet. It is in the Central time zone. Lake Maria State Park is nearby.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $45,384, and the median income for a family was $53,566. Males had a median income of $41,057 versus $25,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,229. About 4.2% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,759 people, 4,693 households, and 3,164 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,427.2 inhabitants per square mile (551.0/km). There were 4,973 housing units at an average density of 556.3 per square mile (214.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 1.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.
There were 4,693 households of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23.
The median age in the city was 31.4 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.3% were from 25 to 44; 18.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
Monticello Minnesota neighborhoods include: Cardinal Hills, East Side, Featherstone, Franki Valli, Groveland, Haug and 96th Street, Klein Farms, Locke Lake, Meadow Oak, Mississippi Drive, Monticello Crossings, Oak Ridge Drive, Pinewood Trails, Prairie Rd, Ridgeway, Riverwood National, School Blvd, Silver Creek Twp, Sunset Ponds, W 3rd St