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Welcome to Monticello ...

The village of Monticello is located in Sullivan County<1> and is the County Seat for Sullivan County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Monticello, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1811.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monticello has a population of 6,413 people<2> (see below for details).

Monticello is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Monticello lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Monticello: 12701<4>

Websites for Monticello ...

Official Website: www.village.monticello.ny.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monticello had an population of 6,413 people. This is a decrease of 4.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monticello had a population of 6,726 people (or 8.67% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Monticello the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Monticello represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 364th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,726 people, the population of Monticello increased 3.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,512 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Monticello.

Communities Also Named Monticello ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Monticello: This one is located in Sullivan County and the other is located in Otsego County.

Beyond New York, there are 41 communities that are also named Monticello - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), New Mexico (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Monticello.

Communities near Monticello ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Monticello.

  • Middletown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Port Jervis
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Liberty
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty <5>
  • Ellenville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Matamoras
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
    • Matamoras is located in Pike County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matamoras <5>
  • Wurtsboro
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurtsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurtsboro
    • Wurtsboro is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,150 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wurtsboro <5>
  • Otisville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otisville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otisville
    • Otisville is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otisville <5>
  • Woodridge
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodridge
    • Woodridge is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodridge <5>
  • Bloomingburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Jeffersonville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonville
    • Jeffersonville is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 336 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeffersonville <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Monticello. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monticello.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Monticello. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Monticello.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monticello. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Monticello.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monticello ...

Looking for more information about Monticello? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Monticello, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Monticello.

Adding Monticello to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monticello in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Monticello was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Monticello post office opened in 1811.

We also found Monticello in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Monticello.

The official website for Monticello: www.village.monticello.ny.us/

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monticello.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monticello - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Monticello). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Monticello or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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