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Monticello, Louisiana
Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Location in East Baton Rouge Parish and the state of Louisiana.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge
Area
 • Total 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Land 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
49 ft (15 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,431
 • Density 2,271.43/sq mi (876.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-51645

Monticello is a census-designated place (CDP) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,172 at the 2010 census, up from 4,763 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Monticello is located in east-central East Baton Rouge Parish at 30°29′31″N 91°2′53″W / 30.49194°N 91.04806°W / 30.49194; -91.04806 (30.491889, -91.048101). It is bordered to the west and south by Baton Rouge and to the northeast by Central. Greenwell Springs Road (Louisiana Highway 37) forms the northern border of the CDP. Downtown Baton Rouge is 9 miles (14 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Monticello CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Monticello racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 411 7.57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,724 86.98%
Native American 10 0.18%
Asian 41 0.75%
Other/Mixed 102 1.88%
Hispanic or Latino 143 2.63%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,431 people, 1,747 households, and 1,192 families residing in the CDP.

Education

East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools serves Monticello. Residents are zoned to Greenbrier Elementary School in Monticello, Park Forest Middle School, and Belaire High School.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library operates the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Library in Monticello. The 26,672-square-foot (2,477.9 m2) facility opened in 1997. Designed by Cockfield - Jackson Architects, LLC., it was the third library in the parish to be built with property tax funds.

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