West Monroe, Louisiana Population 2021

11,873
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West Monroe is a city located in Ouachita Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 11,873, it is the 28th largest city in Louisiana and the 2745th largest city in the United States . West Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -9.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,065 in 2010. West Monroe reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, West Monroe has a population density of 1,480 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Monroe is $52,227 with a poverty rate of 24.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $744 per month, and the median house value is $133,100. The median age in West Monroe is 38.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

West Monroe Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Monroewas:

  • White: 59.91%
  • Black or African American: 35.38%
  • Other race: 2.15%
  • Asian: 1.41%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Monroe, Louisiana is 11,873 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,227.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,065.

West Monroe, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,53859.91%
Black or African American4,45235.38%
Some Other Race2702.15%
Asian1771.41%
Two or More Races1240.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.17%
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West Monroe Population by Race

West Monroe Population Pyramid $2021

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West Monroe Median Age

38.5


Total

34.9


Male

41.7


Female

West Monroe Adults

There are 10,247 adults, (2,259 of whom are seniors) in West Monroe.

West Monroe Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

6,621

52.62%

Male

5,962

47.38%

West Monroe Population by Age

West Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male19.1%80.9%
Non Family30.7%69.3%
Female33.8%66.2%
All39.7%60.3%
Married59.5%40.5%

39.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Monroe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6162.1739.7
Non Family2,9801.2330.7
Married1,7543.1459.5
Female6993.3233.8
Male1833.8219.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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West Monroe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3583.97%
9th to 12th Grade1,01011.19%
High School Graduate2,99533.18%
Some College2,15123.83%
Associates Degree6086.74%
Bachelors Degree1,28414.22%
Graduate Degree6216.88%
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West Monroe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0115,3121,553
Black2,4851,939235
Hispanic33022521
Other Race256151
Asian13013069
2+ Races493720
Native American22167

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 53.08%.

West Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,574$32,279$26,161
Less Than 9th Grade$$39,167$6,233
High School Graduate$26,217$30,759$22,654
Some College$31,872$31,813$31,938
Bachelors Degree$32,198$31,552$34,205
Graduate Degree$49,297$$36,250

$30,574

Average Earnings

$32,279

Average Male

$26,161

Average Female

West Monroe Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Monroe Language by Age

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West Monroe Language

96.18% of West Monroe residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.41% of the population.

West Monroe Language

West Monroe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3721,58721.53%
Black4,3821,41132.20%
Multiple1243225.81%
Hispanic385235.97%
Other270238.52%
Native22627.27%

24.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.75%

Male Poverty Rate

27.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Monroe is Black, with 32.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Monroe is Hispanic, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.75%.

West Monroe Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.54%
Some College22.57%
High School17.62%
Bachelors or Greater9.19%

West Monroe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.08%
Male Unemployed17.37%
Female Employed12.59%
Male Employed11.33%

West Monroe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Monroe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,454$52,227
Families$51,125$61,296
Married Families$62,568-
Non Families$25,846$41,791
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Income by Household Type

West Monroe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Monroe Married by Age and Sex

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West 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 55-64.

West Monroe Marital Status by Race

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West Monroe Marital Status

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872

Number of Veterans

777

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam396
First Gulf War153
Second Gulf War142
World War II64
Korea20

West Monroe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74304
35 to 54189
55 to 64169
75+158
18 to 3452

West Monroe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White70410.56%
Black1565.00%
Hispanic154.18%
2+ Races1224.49%

West Monroe Veterans by Race

West Monroe Veterans by Education

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14.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Monroe Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

West Monroe Employment by Age

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West Monroe Employment by Race

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West 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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74.05%

Born in West Monroe

98.23%

Native Born

1.77%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.23% of West Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 74.05% having been born in Louisiana. 0.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Monroe Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,873-177-1.47%
202012,050-177-1.45%
201912,227-177-1.43%
201812,404-214-1.70%
201712,618-170-1.33%
201612,788-105-0.81%
201512,893-31-0.24%
201412,924-94-0.72%
201313,018-35-0.27%
201213,053-38-0.29%
201113,091-3-0.02%
201013,094-156-0.12%
200013,250-846-0.62%
199014,096-897-0.62%
198014,9931250.08%
197014,868-347-0.23%
196015,2154,9133.98%
195010,3021,7421.87%
19408,5601,9942.69%
19306,5660.00%

West Monroe Population by Year