Monticello, Georgia

Monticello is the largest city and the county seat of Jasper County, Georgia,[4] United States. The city includes historic buildings such as the Jasper County Courthouse, Monticello High School and the Monticello Historic District. The population was 2,657 at the 2010 census.[5] It is 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Atlanta.

Monticello, Georgia
Town square
Town square
Motto(s): 
"Small town feel. Urban access. Endless opportunities."
Location in Jasper County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jasper County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583Coordinates: 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJasper
Area
 • Total4.28 sq mi (11.08 km2)
 • Land4.16 sq mi (10.78 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,541
 • Density610.67/sq mi (235.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31064
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-52416[2]
GNIS feature ID0328830[3]
Websitewww.monticelloga.org

HistoryEdit

Monticello was founded in 1808 as seat of the newly formed Jasper County. The city was named after Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson.[6] It was incorporated as a town in 1810 and as a city in 1901.[7]


GeographyEdit

Monticello is located in the center of Jasper County at 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583 (33.303247, -83.685766).[8] Georgia State Routes 11, 16, 83, and 212 all meet at the center of town. SR 11 leads north 18 miles (29 km) to Mansfield and south 25 miles (40 km) to Gray, SR 16 leads east 17 miles (27 km) to Eatonton and west the same distance to Jackson, SR 83 leads northeast 9 miles (14 km) to Shady Dale and southwest 26 miles (42 km) to Forsyth, and SR 212 leads northwest 42 miles (68 km) to the outskirts of Atlanta and southeast 32 miles (51 km) to Milledgeville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.89%, are water.[5] The city is part of the Oconee River watershed.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880511
189084966.1%
19001,10630.3%
19101,50836.3%
19201,82320.9%
19301,593−12.6%
19401,7469.6%
19501,9189.9%
19601,9310.7%
19702,13210.4%
19802,38211.7%
19902,289−3.9%
20002,4286.1%
20102,6579.4%
20202,541−4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 censusEdit

Monticello racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,036 40.77%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,266 49.82%
Native American 7 0.28%
Asian 1 0.04%
Other/Mixed 85 3.35%
Hispanic or Latino 146 5.75%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,541 people, 1,110 households, and 698 families residing in the city.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,428 people, 927 households, and 609 families residing in the city. The population density was 805.8 people per square mile (311.4/km2). There were 1,006 housing units at an average density of 333.9 per square mile (129.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 44.77% White, 53.50% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.17% of the population.

There were 927 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,058, and the median income for a family was $46,705. Males had a median income of $30,565 versus $21,793 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,743. About 16.9% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.


EducationEdit

Jasper County School DistrictEdit

The Jasper County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of two elementary schools (K-2 & 3-5 respectively), a middle school, and a high school.[11] The district has 132 full-time teachers and over 2,181 students.[12]

Piedmont Academy - K3-12, co-ed, member of Georgia Independent School Association, established 1970[13]

Historic SchoolEdit

Representation in other mediaEdit

ClimateEdit

The climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa" (Mediterranean Climate).[15]

Climate data for Monticello, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13
(56)
15
(59)
19
(67)
24
(76)
28
(83)
32
(89)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
24
(76)
19
(66)
14
(57)
1
(34)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
2
(35)
6
(42)
10
(50)
14
(58)
19
(66)
21
(69)
20
(68)
17
(63)
11
(51)
5
(41)
2
(35)
11
(51)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 110
(4.4)
110
(4.5)
140
(5.5)
97
(3.8)
86
(3.4)
100
(4)
120
(4.9)
110
(4.3)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
79
(3.1)
110
(4.2)
1,230
(48.3)
Average precipitation days 9 8 9 7 8 9 10 9 7 5 6 8 97
Source: Weatherbase [16]

Geology and soilsEdit

The bedrock under Monticello is an intermediate-to-mafic type on which dark red clay with dark reddish brown loam topsoil is mapped as Lloyd series.[17][18]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Monticello city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 150. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  13. ^ "Piedmont Academy". www.piedmontacademy.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Thomas Persons Hall". Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  15. ^ Climate Summary for Monticello, Georgia
  16. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 16, 2013.
  17. ^ "SoilWeb: An Online Soil Survey Browser | California Soil Resource Lab".
  18. ^ "Official Series Description - LLOYD Series".
  19. ^ "RotoWire Fantasy Football, Baseball, Basketball and More".

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