Monroe, Michigan Population 2021

19,296
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Monroe is a city located in Monroe County Michigan. It is also the county seat of Monroe County. With a 2020 population of 19,296, it is the 55th largest city in Michigan and the 1915th largest city in the United States . Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,733 in 2010. Monroe reached it's highest population of 23,894 in 1970. Spanning over 10 miles, Monroe has a population density of 2,133 people per square mile.

The average household income in Monroe is $59,051 with a poverty rate of 19.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $122,300. The median age in Monroe is 37.6 years, 37.6 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Monroe Demographics

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

  • White: 89.57%
  • Black or African American: 5.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.27%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Monroe, Michigan is 19,296 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,680.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,733.

Monroe, Michigan Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021151,1523260.22%
2020150,8263260.22%
2019150,5003260.22%
2018150,1747250.48%
2017149,4492900.19%
2016149,159-194-0.13%
2015149,353-494-0.33%
2014149,847-292-0.19%
2013150,139-665-0.44%
2012150,804-692-0.46%
2011151,496-440-0.29%
2010151,9360.00%

Monroe Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,71289.57%
Black or African American1,0175.14%
Two or More Races6473.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.72%
Asian1350.68%
Some Other Race1140.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.04%
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Monroe Population by Race

Monroe Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe Median Age

37.6


Total

37.6


Male

37.6


Female

Monroe Adults

There are 15,190 adults, (2,945 of whom are seniors) in Monroe.

Monroe Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

10,626

53.73%

Male

9,149

46.27%

Monroe Population by Age

Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
Male62.7%37.3%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female43.4%56.6%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2192.3661.2
Married3,2313.2186.2
Non Family3,2301.143.5
Female1,3752.943.4
Male3833.8362.7

3.03

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Monroe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2341.75%
9th to 12th Grade1,2229.16%
High School Graduate4,29932.24%
Some College3,32924.96%
Associates Degree1,46310.97%
Bachelors Degree1,73212.99%
Graduate Degree1,0567.92%
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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
White12,10210,8712,590
Black51341859
Hispanic37332859
2+ Races17516642
Asian1063831
Other Race908229
Native American46467
Islander8

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 other race people with a rate of 32.22%.

Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,297$45,032$29,601
Less Than 9th Grade$23,125$33,099$21,912
High School Graduate$27,479$36,802$20,714
Some College$37,370$50,614$30,860
Bachelors Degree$52,139$60,250$41,875
Graduate Degree$51,250$52,625$43,854

$36,297

Average Earnings

$45,032

Average Male

$29,601

Average Female

Monroe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe Language by Age

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Monroe Language

96.47% of Monroe residents speak only English, while 3.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Monroe Language

Monroe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8712,90717.23%
Black93731934.04%
Hispanic81231839.16%
Multiple64724638.02%
Other1141614.04%
Asian135107.41%
Islander88100.00%

19.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.15%

Male Poverty Rate

21.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe is Asian, with 7.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.50%.

Monroe Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.33%
High School16.91%
Some College14.08%
Bachelors or Greater9.11%

Monroe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.11%
Female Unemployed21.40%
Female Employed11.47%
Male Employed6.66%

Monroe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,550$59,051
Families$62,798$72,553
Married Families$83,259-
Non Families$27,819$35,032
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Income by Household Type

Monroe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

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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1,189

Number of Veterans

1,117

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam351
First Gulf War184
Second Gulf War114
Korea76
World War II48

Monroe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64311
65 to 74279
75+276
35 to 54255
18 to 3468

Monroe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1057.95%
Black557.04%
Hispanic488.70%
Other Race2927.88%

Monroe Veterans by Race

Monroe Veterans by Education

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7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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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74.58%

Born in Monroe

97.86%

Native Born

2.14%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

1.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.86% of Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 74.58% having been born in Michigan. 0.63% 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
202119,296-128-0.66%
202019,424-128-0.65%
201919,552-128-0.65%
201819,680-73-0.37%
201719,753-147-0.74%
201619,900-138-0.69%
201520,038-157-0.78%
201420,195-99-0.49%
201320,294-146-0.71%
201220,440-123-0.60%
201120,563-98-0.47%
201020,661-1,415-0.66%
200022,076-826-0.37%
199022,902-629-0.27%
198023,531-363-0.15%
197023,8949260.40%
196022,9681,5010.68%
195021,4672,9891.51%
194018,4783680.20%
193018,1106,5374.58%
192011,5734,6805.32%
19106,8931,8503.17%
19005,043-215-0.42%
18905,2583280.65%
18804,930-156-0.31%
18705,0861,1942.71%
18603,8921,0793.30%
18502,8130.00%

Monroe Population by Year