Monticello, Arkansas

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Monticello is a city in Drew County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 9,327.[1] The city is the county seat of Drew County[2]. It is the home of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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History

When Drew County was formed in 1846, its citizens decided that a new town should be built to serve as the county seat. In 1849, land was donated for the town site. The first courthouse was built in 1851 and a second courthouse was erected in 1857.

During the Civil War, several small skirmishes were fought around Monticello. The Rodger's Femal Academy was used as a hospital for Confederate soldiers.[3]

Geography

Monticello is located at 33°37′38″N 91°47′38″W / 33.62722°N 91.79389°W / 33.62722; -91.79389 (33.627183, -91.793787)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28 km2) of which 10.7 square miles (28 km2) is land and 0.09% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,146 people, 3,592 households, and 2,316 families residing in the city. The population density was 852.0 inhabitants per square mile (329.0 /km2). There were 3,972 housing units at an average density of 370.0 per square mile (142.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.96% White, 32.62% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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