Monroe, Louisiana Population 2021

46,266
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Monroe is a city located in Ouachita Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 46,266, it is the 8th largest city in Louisiana and the 854th largest city in the United States . Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -1.10% annually and its population has decreased by -5.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,815 in 2010. Monroe reached it's highest population of 57,597 in 1980. Spanning over 33 miles, Monroe has a population density of 1,579 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monroe is $55,538 with a poverty rate of 36.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $139,600. The median age in Monroe is 32.7 years, 30.7 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Monroe Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Monroe was:

  • Black or African American: 62.15%
  • White: 33.92%
  • Other race: 1.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Monroe, Louisiana is 46,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 47,808.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,815.

Monroe, Louisiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021196,507-1,877-0.96%
2020198,384-1,877-0.95%
2019200,261-1,877-0.94%
2018202,138-1,756-0.87%
2017203,894-1,425-0.70%
2016205,319-349-0.17%
2015205,668980.05%
2014205,5701160.06%
2013205,4543030.15%
2012205,1512650.13%
2011204,8862110.10%
2010204,6750.00%

Monroe Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American29,98462.15%
White16,36533.92%
Some Other Race9241.92%
Two or More Races4770.99%
Asian4080.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.17%
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Monroe Population by Race

Monroe Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe Median Age

32.7


Total

30.7


Male

34.5


Female

Monroe Adults

There are 35,150 adults, (6,952 of whom are seniors) in Monroe.

Monroe Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

25,547

52.96%

Male

22,694

47.04%

Monroe Population by Age

Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.5%26.5%
All42.8%57.2%
Male41.1%58.9%
Non Family35.1%64.9%
Female22.1%77.9%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,3272.5842.8
Non Family7,5161.1835.1
Married4,7523.2373.5
Female4,1974.1322.1
Male8623.7441.1

3.58

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Monroe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1403.91%
9th to 12th Grade3,43311.78%
High School Graduate9,51432.63%
Some College6,42822.05%
Associates Degree1,0933.75%
Bachelors Degree4,71416.17%
Graduate Degree2,8329.71%
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Monroe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black17,05213,2311,939
White10,90710,3485,209
Hispanic538458262
Other Race45435538
Asian237186109
2+ Races96835
Native American737333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 48.70%.

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,002$31,491$23,563
Less Than 9th Grade$12,043$19,314$7,469
High School Graduate$20,473$21,990$19,303
Some College$26,479$33,000$22,906
Bachelors Degree$51,194$63,489$42,649
Graduate Degree$50,309$66,563$43,395

$27,002

Average Earnings

$31,491

Average Male

$23,563

Average Female

Monroe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe Language by Age

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Monroe Language

96.33% of Monroe residents speak only English, while 3.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Monroe Language

Monroe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black28,55813,96848.91%
White13,9171,55111.14%
Other91464170.13%
Hispanic1,08642138.77%
Asian37215341.13%
Multiple40511528.40%
Native831315.66%

36.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.45%

Male Poverty Rate

38.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Other, with 70.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe is White, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.96%.

Monroe Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.81%
High School36.30%
Some College22.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.04%

Monroe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.47%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed23.33%
Male Employed12.38%

Monroe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,438$55,538
Families$38,374$71,106
Married Families$75,089-
Non Families$21,210$33,595
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Income by Household Type

Monroe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monroe Marital Status by Race

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Monroe Marital Status

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2,256

Number of Veterans

2,021

Male Veterans

235

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam821
First Gulf War325
Second Gulf War308
Korea204
World War II83

Monroe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74571
55 to 64539
75+536
35 to 54449
18 to 34161

Monroe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,1935.88%
White1,0467.67%
Hispanic284.11%
Native American1723.29%

Monroe Veterans by Race

Monroe Veterans by Education

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15.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Veterans by Education

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53.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe Employment by Age

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Monroe Employment by Race

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Monroe Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.33%

Born in Monroe

97.78%

Native Born

2.22%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.78% of Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 81.33% having been born in Louisiana. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202146,266-514-1.10%
202046,780-514-1.09%
201947,294-514-1.08%
201847,808-465-0.96%
201748,273-549-1.12%
201648,822-188-0.38%
201549,010-39-0.08%
201449,049-75-0.15%
201349,124650.13%
201249,059580.12%
201149,001990.20%
201048,902-4,205-0.82%
200053,107-1,802-0.33%
199054,909-2,688-0.48%
198057,5971,2230.21%
197056,3744,1550.77%
196052,21913,6473.08%
195038,57210,2633.14%
194028,3092,2810.84%
193026,02813,3537.46%
192012,6752,4662.19%
191010,2094,7816.52%
19005,4282,1725.24%
18903,2560.00%

Monroe Population by Year