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Monticello is a city in Piatt County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Monticello. For links to other places called Monticello, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Monticello is 40.027N. The longitude is -88.573W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,184.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Monticello demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Piatt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61856 ZIP code.
30% of Monticello residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monticello ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monticello was $23,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Monticello residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Monticello, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $404. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $958.
Libraries in Monticello include Monticello Twp (Allerton) Public Library ... View libraries
Piatt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monticello political report.
The average commute time for Monticello workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Monticello include Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn.
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