Monroe County, Alabama Population 2021

Monroe County, Alabama's estimated population is 20,075 with a growth rate of -1.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Alabama is the 46th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 23,005 and has seen a growth of -12.74% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,075-329-1.61%
202020,404-329-1.59%
201920,733-329-1.56%
201821,062-228-1.07%
201721,290-258-1.20%
201621,548-169-0.78%
201521,717-209-0.95%
201421,926-244-1.10%
201322,170-411-1.82%
201222,581-215-0.94%
201122,796-209-0.91%
201023,005-963-4.02%
199023,9681,3175.81%
198022,6511,7688.47%
197020,883-1,489-6.66%
196022,372-3,360-13.06%
195025,732-3,733-12.67%
194029,465-605-2.01%
193030,0701,1864.11%
192028,8841,7296.37%
191027,1553,48914.74%
190023,6664,67624.62%
189018,9901,89911.11%
188017,0912,87720.24%
187014,214-1,453-9.27%
186015,6673,65430.42%
185012,0131,33312.48%
184010,6801,89821.61%
18308,782-56-0.63%
18208,8380.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.61%
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State
Founded
June 29, 1815
County Seat
2010 Population
23,005
Growth Since 2010
-12.74%
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Monroe County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,58754.48%
Black or African American9,02642.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native3721.75%
Two or More Races1990.94%
Asian580.27%
Some Other Race220.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Monroe County, Alabama Population by Race

Monroe County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe County, Alabama Median Age

43.3


Total

41.7


Male

44.2


Female

Monroe County, Alabama Adults

There are 16,522 adults, (4,100 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Alabama.

Monroe County, Alabama Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

11,110

52.23%

Male

10,160

47.77%

Monroe County, Alabama Population by Age

Monroe County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All63.6%36.4%
Female55.1%44.9%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Male38.7%61.3%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1662.5763.6
Married3,4423.1579
Non Family3,0421.0852.2
Female1,4444.0555.1
Male2384.3438.7

3.42

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Monroe County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6244.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,48910.12%
High School Graduate6,95247.23%
Some College2,45616.69%
Associates Degree1,2148.25%
Bachelors Degree1,3359.07%
Graduate Degree6484.40%
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Monroe County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3957,4501,398
Black5,8754,748502
Native American24022115
2+ Races92852
Hispanic656534
Asian453232
Other Race2222
Islander64

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.11%.

Monroe County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,965$45,990$27,656
Less Than 9th Grade$29,917$30,871$23,382
High School Graduate$27,229$39,179$20,236
Some College$32,976$50,497$30,186
Bachelors Degree$48,454$58,006$40,463
Graduate Degree$61,510$$60,156

$31,965

Average Earnings

$45,990

Average Male

$27,656

Average Female

Monroe County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Alabama Language by Age

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Monroe County, Alabama Language

99.56% of Monroe County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 0.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.19% of the population.

Monroe County, Alabama Language

Monroe County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,9143,98444.69%
White11,3901,73915.27%
Multiple19911055.28%
Native372256.72%
Hispanic812530.86%
Islander6233.33%

27.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.00%

Male Poverty Rate

28.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Alabama is Multiple, with 55.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Alabama is Native, with 6.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.65%.

Monroe County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.30%
High School34.32%
Some College15.10%
Bachelors or Greater9.38%

Monroe County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed69.32%
Male Unemployed64.03%
Female Employed12.40%
Male Employed2.91%

Monroe County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,441$48,659
Families$49,360$62,321
Married Families$63,558-
Non Families$13,000$24,987
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Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, Alabama 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.

Monroe County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, Alabama Marital Status

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1,336

Number of Veterans

1,215

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam372
First Gulf War350
Second Gulf War270
Korea119
World War II33

Monroe County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54347
75+333
55 to 64306
65 to 74298
18 to 3452

Monroe County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8158.78%
Black3865.70%
2+ Races6850.75%
Native American6725.38%
Hispanic2132.31%

Monroe County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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44.4%

Labor Force Participation

37.6%

Employment Rate

15.4%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Monroe County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Monroe County, Alabama 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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84.50%

Born in Monroe County, Alabama

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Monroe County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 84.50% having been born in Alabama. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Monroe County, Alabama Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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