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Monticello, Georgia
—  City  —
Town square
Location in Jasper County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583Coordinates: 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583
Country United States
State Georgia
County Jasper
Area
 - Total 3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 - Land 3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,428
 Density 809.3/sq mi (307.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31064
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-52416[1]
GNIS feature ID 0328830[2]

Monticello is the largest city and the county seat of Jasper County, Georgia [3], United States. The population was 2,428 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Monticello is located at 33°18′12″N 83°41′9″W / 33.30333°N 83.68583°W / 33.30333; -83.68583 (33.303247, -83.685766)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,428 people, 927 households, and 609 families residing in the city. The population density was 805.8 people per square mile (311.4/km²). There were 1,006 housing units at an average density of 333.9/sq mi (129.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.77% White, 53.50% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.17% of the population.

There were 927 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,058, and the median income for a family was $46,705. Males had a median income of $30,565 versus $21,793 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,743. About 16.9% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Lynching in Monticello

On January 14, 1915 residents of Monticello formed a lynch mob and lynched a black family of four, including two women. Dan Barber, Jessee Barber, Bula and Ella Charles were each hung and subsequently shot by the lynch mob. [5]

Police Force

In the upcoming months, the town of Monticello will be making budget cuts that include no active police force. The sheriff will be taking on the full role of the police in late July. The town's citizens have been requesting other forms of budget cuts such as renting out the mayor's office.

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References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Whole Family Lynched". New York Times. January 16, 1915. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B04E7DF123FE233A25755C1A9679C946496D6CF&scp=1&sq=monticello+lynched&st=p. 

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