Monroe County, Tennessee Population 2018

Monroe County, Tennessee's estimated population is 46,240 with a growth rate of 1.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Tennessee is the 34th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201746,2407581.67%
201645,482-485-1.06%
201645,9672740.60%
201545,6933050.67%
201445,3881880.42%
201345,2001180.26%
201245,0821700.38%
201144,9122950.66%
201044,61714,07646.09%
199030,5411,8416.41%
198028,7005,22522.26%
197023,4751590.68%
196023,316-1,197-4.88%
195024,5132380.98%
194024,2752,89813.56%
193021,377-683-3.10%
192022,0601,3446.49%
191020,7162,13111.47%
190018,5853,25621.24%
189015,3291,0467.32%
188014,2831,69413.46%
187012,589-18-0.14%
186012,6077336.17%
185011,874-182-1.51%
184012,056-1,652-12.05%
183013,70811,179442.03%
18202,5290.00%

Monroe County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White43,243
Black or African American903
Two or More Races664
American Indian and Alaska Native379
Asian190
Some Other Race61
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander42

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Monroe County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Monroe County, Tennessee Median Age

43.1


Total

41.2


Male

44.9


Female

Monroe County, Tennessee Adults

There are 35,567 adults, (8,824 of which are seniors) in Monroe County, Tennessee.

Monroe County, Tennessee Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

22,784

50.09%

Male

22,698

49.91%

Monroe County, Tennessee Households and Families

Monroe County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All75.8%24.2%
Non Family66%34%
Female61.6%38.4%
Male60.5%39.5%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,3112.675.8
Married10,1752.9783.8
Non Family4,6071.1866
Female1,8253.6561.6
Male7043.7760.5

3.01

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe County, Tennessee Households

Monroe County, Tennessee Education

Monroe County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,24410.14%
9th to 12th Grade3,43810.75%
High School Graduate13,75242.99%
Some College5,44117.01%
Associates Degree2,2246.95%
Bachelors Degree2,5728.04%
Graduate Degree1,3154.11%

Monroe County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,86223,7023,696
Hispanic78053139
Black71863875
Native American307153
Multiple Races25822337
Asian707038
Islander4242
Other Race41372

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.29%.

Monroe County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,754$33,388$23,385
Less Than High School$17,118$20,120$14,036
High School Grad$26,826$33,428$20,638
Some College$31,737$42,551$25,484
Bachelors Degree$38,851$41,800$37,454
Graduate Degree$52,079$70,213$50,398

$29,754

Average Earnings

$33,388

Average Male

$23,385

Average Female

Monroe County, Tennessee Language

Monroe County, Tennessee Language by Age

Monroe County, Tennessee Language

95.87% of Monroe County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.32% of the population.

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,9347,51518.36%
Hispanic1,76363636.07%
Black78817321.95%
Multiple54614226.01%
Asian1908946.84%
Native379266.86%

19.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.47%

Male Poverty Rate

21.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee is Asian, with 46.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Tennessee is Native, with 6.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.68%.

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.90%
High School15.48%
Some College11.85%
Bachelors or Greater6.48%

Monroe County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.78%
Male Unemployed24.39%
Female Employed8.95%
Male Employed7.52%

Monroe County, Tennessee Income

Monroe County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,054$50,343
Families$43,317$56,247
Married Families$50,809$
Non Families$19,857$31,917

Monroe County, Tennessee Marital Status

Monroe County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Monroe County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Monroe County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by War

3,784

Number of Veterans

3,674

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,713
Second Gulf War435
First Gulf War396
Korea210
World War II147

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,384
55 to 64776
35 to 54677
75+671
18 to 34276

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,54010.45%
Black14920.03%
Indian9526.32%
Hispanic40.39%

Monroe County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

10.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment Status

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Age

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Monroe County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Monroe County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Sweetwater 577759331562.70%
Madisonville455047702204.84%
Vonore 14731502291.97%
Tellico Plains874941677.67%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990