Monticello

Known for its picturesque landscapes and the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant's iconic cooling towers.

Welcome to Monticello

Monticello, Minnesota, is a vibrant city located in Wright County, along the banks of the Mississippi River. Known for its picturesque landscapes and the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant's iconic cooling towers, the city is a blend of natural beauty and modern infrastructure.
 
Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the region's various recreational activities, particularly at Ellison Park and Bertram Chain of Lakes, offering hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities. Each winter, Monticello becomes a haven for trumpeter swans, attracting bird enthusiasts and photographers to its open waters.
 
The city boasts a strong sense of community, with local businesses, schools, and events fostering a connected and welcoming atmosphere. Its proximity to major highways and other cities also makes Monticello a strategic location for business and residence.

Overview for Monticello, MN

15,352 people live in Monticello, where the median age is 33.4 and the average individual income is $29,761. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,352

Total Population

33.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$29,761

Average individual Income

Around Monticello, MN

There's plenty to do around Monticello, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
49
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ember Coffee, Lupulin Brewing, and Rustech Brewing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.6 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.68 miles 41 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.51 miles 8 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.33 miles 63 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.8 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.28 miles 84 reviews 4.5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Monticello, MN

Monticello has 5,686 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Monticello do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,352 people call Monticello home. The population density is 756.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

15,352

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.4

Median Age

48.64 / 51.36%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,686

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$29,761

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Monticello, MN

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Monticello. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Little Mountain Elementary - SNW
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
4/5
Eastview Education Center
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Monticello Nature Based Education
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Swan River Montessori Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 9th
No rating available
SNW Monti High School EBD Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Little Mountain Elementary
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
4/5
Prairie House School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Pinewood Elementary - SNW
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Monticello High School - SNW
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Monticello Middle School - SNW
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
SNW Monti Middle School EBD Program
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Monticello Alternative Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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