Location of Monticello, Maine
|• Total||38.41 sq mi (99.48 km2)|
|• Land||38.24 sq mi (99.04 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|Elevation||561 ft (171 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||784|
|• Density||20.7/sq mi (8.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0582604|
Monticello is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States on the northern branch of the Meduxnekeag River. The population was 790 at the 2010 census. Originally known as Wellington Township, it was settled in 1830 by General Joel Wellington, who owned it, and incorporated in 1846.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.41 square miles (99.48 km2), of which 38.24 square miles (99.04 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 790 people, 343 households, and 224 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.7 inhabitants per square mile (8.0 /km2). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 11.0 per square mile (4.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.9% White, 0.3% African American, 4.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 343 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the town was 47.1 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 790 people, 325 households, and 230 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.7 people per square mile (8.0/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 11.0 per square mile (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.29% White, 4.43% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.
There were 325 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,566, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $21,688 versus $17,431 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,489. About 6.8% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Ralph Good, pitcher with the Boston Doves; born in Monticello
- William Coperthwaite, educator and yurt advocate; born in Monticello
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- Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson, ed. Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 291.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Monticello, Maine Current Weather Conditions and Live WeatherCams
- Varney, George J. (1886). Gazetteer of the state of Maine. Monticello. Boston: Russell.