According to the most recent Monroe County Indiana demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Monroe County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 140,189 which is at the top of all other counties in the greater Monroe County region. Figure 3 uses the Monroe County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Monroe County Indiana depicts an increase of 2,215 (2%).
The total Monroe County Indiana greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Monroe County shows it has a Population Change of 1.6% which is the third most population percent change of all other counties in the greater Monroe County region.
Looking at the Monroe County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Monroe County Indiana shows it has 355 people per square mile which is ranked #1 of all counties in the greater Monroe County region. The next lower population density is Morgan County approximately half the size with population density of 177. Figure 6 provides Monroe County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Monroe County shows it has a Median Age of 30.1 which is the smallest when ranked by overall median age of all people of all the other counties in the area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Brown County which shows an age of 50.4 (67.4% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Monroe County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Monroe County Indiana has the largest proportion of people less than 20 years of age at 23.9% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 9.4% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 10.2% of the total. Also, it has the smallest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 9.3% of the total. In addition, it has the smallest proportion of people between 60 and 69 years old at 8.9% of the total.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Monroe County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Monroe County Indiana has the largest proportion of White population at 3.4% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Black population at 6.6% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Monroe County Indiana Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Monroe County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 3.6% which is the second most Hispanic Population of all the counties in the greater Monroe County region.
Monroe County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Monroe County has the largest proportion of total percent married at 47% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of never married percent at 10% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of percent divorced at 4% of the total. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Monroe County households. Monroe County shows it has a Family Size of 2.9 which is the second smallest as measured by average family size of all the other counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Jackson County which depicts an average family size of 3.2 (13.2% larger).
Looking at Monroe County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Monroe County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 75% which is the smallest when ranked by percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Brown County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 85% (13.2% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Monroe County shows it has a Birth Rate of 2.8% which is the second smallest in order of percent of women who gave birth of all the other counties in the local area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Greene County which depicts a birth rate of 8.3% (approximately 3.0 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 less than most other counties in the surrounding region at 15% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 34% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Lawrence County with 36%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Monroe County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Monroe County shows it has a Total Single People of 61% which is more than all other counties in the greater Monroe County region. Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Monroe County is 21.3% larger. Also, in comparison with the state of Indiana, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Monroe County is 22.1% larger.
Monroe County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Monroe County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Monroe County Indiana has the largest proportion of citizens born In US at 2% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 6% of the total and is ranked #1. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 at 80% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Owen County with 100%. Second, it has less than most other counties in the metro area as measured by non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 5% of the total. Third, it has less than most other counties in the metro area when ranked by non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 2% of the total.
Monroe County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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and Census County Division "CCD".)
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