Monticello (Utah)

San Juan County


Monticello is a small town ( with a status of "City" ) and the administrative seat of San Juan County in the U.S. state of Utah. In 2010 Monticello had 1972 inhabitants.

Monticello is conveniently located to tour the Canyonlands National Park.


Cowboys, Native American tribes and outlaws were the first inhabitants of the mountains and valleys around Monticello. 1887, the place of Mormon was settled. The name Monticello has received in memory of Thomas Jefferson's estate in Virginia. There was in the beginning a lot of unrest between the settlers, the cowboys and the Indians. The reason was the gold and silver rush in the area. The highlight of the mine intoxication experienced Monticello in 1950 in mining the uranium ore. Monticello in 1895 County seat and has teamed up in 1910 as a city.


Monticello to Blanding is the second largest city in San Juan County. It is located in southeastern Utah on Highway 491 ( old 666) and Highway 191, 60 miles south of Arches National Park. It is the southern entrance to Canyonlands National Park.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Monticello in 1972 people in 615 households. The population density was 294.3 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 615 households lived statistically 3.05 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 84.9 percent white, 0.4 percent African American, 6.4 percent Native American, 0.7 percent Asian and 4.6 percent from other ethnic groups; 3.0 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 13.4 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

33.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 52.5 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.7 percent were 65 years or older. 47.4 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 44,938. The per capita income was $ 16,887. 10.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.