Monroe, Louisiana Population 2020

46,737
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Monroe is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 46,737, it is the 8th largest city in Louisiana and the 846th largest city in the United States. Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -1.20% annually and its population has decreased by -4.26% 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 1,595 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monroe is $55,776 with a poverty rate of 34.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $694 per month, and the median house value is $142,600. The median age in Monroe is 32.7 years, 30.6 years for males, and 33.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males.

Monroe Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.73%
  • White: 34.85%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Monroe, Louisiana is 46,737, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 47,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,815.

Monroe, Louisiana Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020173,993-1,406-0.81%
2019175,399-1,406-0.80%
2018176,805-1,406-0.80%
2017178,211-1,242-0.70%
2016179,453840.05%
2015179,3694570.25%
2014178,9124070.23%
2013178,5057450.42%
2012177,7603720.21%
2011177,3885890.33%
2010176,7990.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American30,52462.73%
White16,96034.85%
Asian4851.00%
Two or More Races3940.81%
Some Other Race1620.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.28%
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Monroe Population Pyramid 2020

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Monroe Median Age

32.7


Total

30.6


Male

33.8


Female

Monroe Adults

There are 35,584 adults, (6,718 of whom are seniors) in Monroe.

Monroe Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

26,158

53.75%

Male

22,505

46.25%

Monroe Households and Families

Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
Male47.4%52.6%
All44.3%55.7%
Non Family33.8%66.2%
Female25.2%74.8%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,5492.5844.3
Non Family7,3031.1933.8
Married5,0703.1375.5
Female4,4024.0425.2
Male7743.7747.4

3.49

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Monroe Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0743.65%
9th to 12th Grade3,52811.98%
High School Graduate9,18731.19%
Some College6,58022.34%
Associates Degree1,0223.47%
Bachelors Degree5,22317.73%
Graduate Degree2,8429.65%
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Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black17,27113,3132,166
White11,26310,7595,509
Hispanic500410244
Asian296244137
Multiple Races100846
Other Race848439
Native American656514

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 white people with a rate of 48.91%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,708$33,538$23,288
Less Than High School$12,901$18,909$11,177
High School Grad$20,894$23,917$18,427
Some College$24,917$32,397$21,622
Bachelors Degree$52,218$62,323$42,227
Graduate Degree$50,686$79,189$41,693

$27,708

Average Earnings

$33,538

Average Male

$23,288

Average Female

Monroe Language

Monroe Language by Age

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Monroe Language

96.88% of Monroe residents speak only English, while 3.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Monroe Poverty

Monroe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black29,27613,74246.94%
White14,3521,63911.42%
Asian48518137.32%
Hispanic82717120.68%
Multiple3469527.46%
Other1515536.42%
Native1382719.57%

34.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.85%

Male Poverty Rate

37.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Black, with 46.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe is White, with 11.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.76%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School59.61%
High School34.26%
Some College19.44%
Bachelors or Greater6.57%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.72%
Male Unemployed46.57%
Female Employed22.50%
Male Employed10.26%

Monroe Income

Monroe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,009$55,776
Families$40,305$70,765
Married Families$76,919-
Non Families$21,080$33,238
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Monroe Marital Status

Monroe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.8%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

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 Veterans

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2,483

Number of Veterans

2,240

Male Veterans

243

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,058
First Gulf War311
Second Gulf War242
Korea237
World War II121
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74716
55 to 64570
75+567
35 to 54519
18 to 34111
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2368.73%
Black1,2295.98%
Hispanic203.22%
Indian1411.11%
2 or More41.63%

Monroe Veterans by Education

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13.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Employment Status

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56%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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82.01%

Born in Louisiana

97.86%

Native Born

2.14%

Foreign Born

1.18%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.86% of Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 82.01% having been born in Louisiana. 1.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202046,737-570-1.20%
201947,307-570-1.19%
201847,877-461-0.95%
201748,338-570-1.17%
201648,908-174-0.35%
201549,082-32-0.07%
201449,114-65-0.13%
201349,179720.15%
201249,107660.13%
201149,041990.20%
201048,942-4,165-0.81%
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%