Learn about Monticello, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Monticello.

Monticello UtahMonticello is packed full of Old American West history. In the 1800’s so many fugitives fled to Monticello to escape the hand of the law in the isolated mountains and canyons that it became known as the Outlaw Trail. Monticello offers breathtaking views, serene wildlife, and fabulous fun. Make your escape and find a little bit of refuge in Monticello, Utah.

Monticello Utah MapCowboys, Native American tribes and outlaws were the first to inhabit the beautiful mountains and canyons of Monticello. Settled in 1887 by Mormon settlers the town was later named Monticello in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s estate. There was much turmoil with ongoing disputes between the settler, the cowboys and the Native Americans. Peace was finally enforced between the groups by a contingent of soldiers. Later, miners came in search of riches. A gold and silver rush in the nearby Gold Queen Basin kept excitement high, but results were poor. Monticello received its mining boom in the 1950’s when uranium ore was discovered and a uranium processing plant was constructed. Today, golf has replaced uranium processing. Peaceful residents of Monticello have replaced the fighting settlers, cowboys and Native Americans, and a rush of hometown pride has replaced the gold and silver. And the future stands firm because of the history that was made (and is still being made) in the small town of Monticello, Utah.

General Facts and Information

Population (year 2000): 1,958. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,913 (-2.3% change)
Males: 1,027 (52.5%), Females: 931 (47.5%)
Median resident age: 29.6 years
Median household income: $35,929 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,600 (year 2000)

Public-use airports nearest to Monticello:

  • MONTICELLO (about 5 miles; MONTICELLO, UT; ID: U43)
  • BLANDING MUNI (about 23 miles; BLANDING, UT; ID: BDG)
  • DOVE CREEK (about 33 miles; DOVE CREEK, CO; ID: 8V6)

Public high school in Monticello:

  • MONTICELLO HIGH (Students: 298; Location: 197 S 200 W; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • Public primary/middle school in Monticello:
  • MONTICELLO ELEM SCH (Students: 327; Location: 197 N 200 W; Grades: KG – 06)