West Monroe, Louisiana Population 2020

12,083

West Monroe is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 12,083, it is the 28th largest city in Louisiana and the 2713th largest city in the United States. West Monroe is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -7.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,065 in 2010. West Monroe reached it's highest population of 15,215 in 1960. Spanning over 8 miles, West Monroe has a population density of 1,506 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Monroe is $48,910 with a poverty rate of 29.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $127,600. The median age in West Monroe is 37.7 years, 36.7 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.1 males.

West Monroe Demographics

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

  • White: 64.21%
  • Black or African American: 32.89%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Two or more races: 0.85%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Monroe, Louisiana is 12,083, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,431.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,065.

West Monroe, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,19064.21%
Black or African American4,19632.89%
Asian1511.18%
Two or More Races1090.85%
Some Other Race940.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.13%

West Monroe Population Pyramid 2020

West Monroe Median Age

37.7


Total

36.7


Male

39


Female

West Monroe Adults

There are 9,854 adults, (2,319 of whom are seniors) in West Monroe.

West Monroe Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Monroe Sex Ratio

Female

6,891

54.02%

Male

5,865

45.98%

West Monroe Households and Families

West Monroe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Monroe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.7%46.3%
All39.3%60.7%
Non Family33.4%66.6%
Male30.4%69.6%
Female28.6%71.4%

39.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2842.3439.3
Non Family2,5461.2233.4
Married1,7593.3253.7
Female8313.4528.6
Male1483.7730.4

3.34

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Monroe Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4244.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,06412.14%
High School Graduate3,05834.89%
Some College2,09423.89%
Associates Degree4895.58%
Bachelors Degree1,07212.23%
Graduate Degree5636.42%

West Monroe Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0885,2191,328
Black2,3241,811203
Hispanic1697510
Asian11211260
Other Race8232
Multiple Races554325
Native American16169

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 native american people with a rate of 56.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,216$37,818$23,539
Less Than High School$$40,167$10,489
High School Grad$24,052$31,576$18,194
Some College$32,165$37,672$30,610
Bachelors Degree$40,664$38,897$45,167
Graduate Degree$47,928$86,563$38,750

$31,216

Average Earnings

$37,818

Average Male

$23,539

Average Female

West Monroe Language

West Monroe Language by Age

West Monroe Language

97.39% of West Monroe residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

West Monroe Poverty

West Monroe Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8941,85223.46%
Black4,1431,69140.82%
Hispanic28713145.64%
Multiple1092724.77%
Other941718.09%

29.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.75%

Male Poverty Rate

33.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Monroe

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Monroe is Hispanic, with 45.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Monroe is Other, with 18.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.10%
Some College23.98%
High School23.24%
Bachelors or Greater6.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.05%
Female Employed16.36%
Male Unemployed16.02%
Male Employed15.71%

West Monroe Income

West Monroe Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,664$48,910
Families$48,691$58,055
Married Families$60,764-
Non Families$26,705$37,640

West Monroe Marital Status

West Monroe Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Monroe Married by Age and Sex

West Monroe Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Monroe Marital Status by Race

West Monroe Veterans

861

Number of Veterans

754

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam374
First Gulf War151
Second Gulf War128
World War II50
Korea50
Name Veterans % of Total
White69310.19%
Black1555.58%
Hispanic103.64%
2 or More812.12%
Asian54.46%

$West Monroe Veterans by Education

14.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Monroe Employment Status

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

West Monroe Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.07%

Born in Louisiana

97.62%

Native Born

2.38%

Foreign Born

1.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.62% of West Monroe residents were born in the United States, with 76.07% having been born in Louisiana. 1.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,083-174-1.42%
201912,257-174-1.40%
201812,431-211-1.67%
201712,642-174-1.36%
201612,816-97-0.75%
201512,913-28-0.22%
201412,941-91-0.70%
201313,032-32-0.24%
201213,064-36-0.27%
201113,100-2-0.02%
201013,102-148-0.11%
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%