Monticello is a village located in Sullivan County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 6,512. It is the county seat of Sullivan County6.


Monticello is located at 41°39'13" North, 74°41'26" West (41.653529, -74.690454)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.5 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.5 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 6,512 people, 2,554 households, and 1,460 families residing in the village. The population density is 617.8/km² (1,601.5/mi²). There are 3,758 housing units at an average density of 356.5/km² (924.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 55.57% White, 29.32% African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.14% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. 23.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,554 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.9% are married couples living together, 21.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% are non-families. 36.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the village the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $22,671, and the median income for a family is $29,554. Males have a median income of $32,623 versus $22,827 for females. The per capita income for the village is $14,433. 35.6% of the population and 30.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 49.7% are under the age of 18 and 23.7% are 65 or older.

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