Monroe, Louisiana Population 2024

46,032

Monroe is a city located in Ouachita Parish Louisiana. Monroe has a 2024 population of 46,032. It is also the county seat of Ouachita Parish.Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -3.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,612 in 2020.

The average household income in Monroe is $64,295 with a poverty rate of 35.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Monroe is 34.3 years, 33 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Monroe Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.1%
  • White: 33.91%
  • Other race: 2.07%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
29.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,571.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.32% (-1,580)
The current population of Monroe, Louisiana is 46,032 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,612.

Monroe, Louisiana Population 2024

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Monroe Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American29,10261.1%
White16,15233.91%
Other race9852.07%
Asian7171.51%
Two or more races6221.31%
Native American430.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.02%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Monroe Population by Race

Monroe Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe Median Age

34.3

Total

33

Male

36.3

Female

Monroe Adults

There are 35,568 adults, (7,182 of whom are seniors) in Monroe.

Monroe Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Sex Ratio

Female24,93352.35%
Male22,69847.65%

Monroe Population by Age

Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,9362.4644.655.4
Non Family8,3151.1531.768.3
Married4,6063.4476.523.5
Female3,7693.8428.671.4
Male1,2463.4661.138.9
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3.51

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

44.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monroe Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Monroe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 51.02%.

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,417

Average Earnings

$50,821

Average Male

$28,410

Average Female

Monroe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe Language

95.75% of Monroe residents speak only English, while 4.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Monroe Language

Monroe Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black27,56412,84946.62%
White14,3641,92413.39%
Other94548951.75%
Hispanic88537442.26%
Asian62517828.48%
Multiple5346912.92%
Native431841.86%
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35.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.69%

Male Poverty Rate

36.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Other, with 51.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Multiple, with 12.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.52%.

Monroe Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.8%
High School36.68%
Some College31.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.14%
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Monroe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.35%
Male Unemployed38.75%
Female Employed19.66%
Male Employed12.88%
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Monroe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,245

Number of Veterans

1,978

Male Veterans

267

Female Veterans

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Monroe Veterans by War

count

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Monroe Veterans by Age

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Monroe Veterans by Race

Monroe Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.78%

Born in Monroe

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 81.78% having been born in Louisiana. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202944,062-394-0.89%
202844,456-394-0.88%
202744,850-394-0.87%
202645,244-394-0.86%
202545,638-394-0.86%
202446,032-394-0.85%
202346,426-394-0.84%
202246,820-394-0.83%
202147,214-398-0.84%
202047,6122500.53%
201947,362-514-1.07%
201847,876-453-0.94%
201748,329-547-1.12%
201648,876-184-0.38%
201549,060-38-0.08%
201449,098-75-0.15%
201349,173650.13%
201249,108570.12%
201149,0511000.2%
201048,951-4,156-7.83%
200053,107-1,802-3.28%
199054,909-2,688-4.67%
198057,5971,2232.17%
197056,3744,1557.96%
196052,21913,64735.38%
195038,57210,26336.25%
194028,3092,2818.76%
193026,02813,353105.35%
192012,6752,46624.16%
191010,2094,78188.08%
19005,4282,17266.71%
18903,256
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Monroe Population by Year