Monticello,_Mississippi Latitude and Longitude:

31°33′15″N 90°6′36″W / 31.55417°N 90.11000°W / 31.55417; -90.11000
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Monticello, Mississippi
Town
Lawrence County Courthouse in Monticello
Lawrence County Courthouse in Monticello
Motto: 
"A river of possibilities" [1]
Location of Monticello, Mississippi
Location of Monticello, Mississippi
Monticello, Mississippi is located in the United States
Monticello, Mississippi
Monticello, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°33′15″N 90°6′36″W / 31.55417°N 90.11000°W / 31.55417; -90.11000
CountryUnited States
State Mississippi
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total4.26 sq mi (11.04 km2)
 • Land4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
Elevation
194 ft (59 m)
Population
 ( 2020)
 • Total1,441
 • Density345.48/sq mi (133.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39654
Area code 601
FIPS code28-48560
GNIS feature ID0673748
Website www.monticello.ms.gov

Monticello is a town in and the county seat of Lawrence County, Mississippi, United States. [3] The population was 1,571 at the 2010 census. [4]

Geography

Monticello is in central Lawrence County, on the west side of the Pearl River. U.S. Route 84 runs through the north side of the town on a four-lane bypass. US 84 leads east 15 miles (24 km) to Prentiss and west 22 miles (35 km) to Interstate 55 in Brookhaven. Mississippi Highway 27 passes through the west side of Monticello, leading north 37 miles (60 km) to Crystal Springs and south 33 miles (53 km) to Tylertown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Monticello has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.17%, are water. [5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.Note
1860221
1870200−9.5%
1910450
19204643.1%
193060630.6%
194080232.3%
19501,38272.3%
19601,4323.6%
19701,79025.0%
19801,8342.5%
19901,755−4.3%
20001,726−1.7%
20101,571−9.0%
20201,441−8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
Monticello racial composition as of 2020 [7]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 894 62.04%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 468 32.48%
Asian 10 0.69%
Pacific Islander 1 0.07%
Other/Mixed 38 2.64%
Hispanic or Latino 30 2.08%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,441 people, 640 households, and 350 families residing in the town.

Education

The town of Monticello is served by the Lawrence County School District. The district is under the supervision of Superintendent Tammy Fairburn, who took office in 2012. [8]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Town of Monticello, MS". Town of Monticello. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Monticello town, Mississippi". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Lawrence County District Superintendent Archived December 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 4, 2014
  9. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History. p. 21. ISBN  9780871522214.
  10. ^ "Katherine Speed Ettl". The Northside Sun. Jackson, Mississippi. January 14, 1993. p. 6. Retrieved January 7, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
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  12. ^ "Lawrence County Mississippi Genealogy & History Network". Mississippi Genealogy & History Network. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  13. ^ Riley, Franklin (1910). Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society. Jackson, Mississippi: University of Mississippi. p. 175.
  14. ^ The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi. Jackson, Mississippi: Department of Archives and History. 1917. p. 765.
  15. ^ "Jim Pace". Lawrence County Press. November 24, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  16. ^ Payne, Mary Libby (1994). "The Mississippi Judiciary Commission Revisited: Judicial Administration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come". Mississippi College Law Review. 14 (2): 426. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  17. ^ "A Proclamation By Governor Ronnie Musgrove" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  18. ^ Rothman, Joshua D. (2012). Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. p. 236. ISBN  978-0-8203-4466-9. OCLC  820011226.
  19. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1917). The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, Volume 4. Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History. p. 851.
  20. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1917). The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, Volume 4. Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Archives and History. p. 516.
  21. ^ "Ex-Senator Stamps - Death of a Colored Man Prominent in Republican Politics". The Times-Democrat. November 28, 1898. p. 3. Retrieved January 7, 2023. open access
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  23. ^ "Gallery of Presidents". March 20, 2015.
  24. ^ "Matthew Wells". Hail State. Mississippi State University. Retrieved January 7, 2023.

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