Monticello (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɛloʊ/ MON-tih-SEL-oh) is a village located in Thompson in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 6,726 at the 2010 census. It is the seat for the Town of Thompson and the county seat of Sullivan County. The village was named after the residence of Thomas Jefferson.
Monticello is located at 41°39′13″N 74°41′26″W / 41.65361°N 74.69056°W / 41.65361; -74.69056 (41.653529, -74.690454).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km), all of it land.
The Village of Monticello is located in the southern portion of Upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains region. By driving distance, Monticello is approximately 80 miles (130 km) NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 90 miles (140 km) SE of Binghamton, New York, 150 miles (240 km) SE of Elmira, New York, 85 miles (137 km) NW of New York City, New York, and 100 miles (160 km) SW of Albany, New York.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,512 people, 2,554 households, and 1,460 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,601.5 people per square mile (617.8/km²). There were 3,758 housing units at an average density of 924.2 per square mile (356.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.16% of the population.
There were 2,554 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.9% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the village, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $22,671, and the median income for a family was $29,554. Males had a median income of $32,623 versus $22,827 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,433. About 30.8% of families and 35.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.7% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.