Monroe County, Arkansas Population 2024

6,372

Monroe County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 6,372 with a growth rate of -1.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Arkansas is the 71st largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 8,138 and has seen a growth of -21.7% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,892-96-1.6%
20285,988-96-1.58%
20276,084-96-1.55%
20266,180-96-1.53%
20256,276-96-1.51%
20246,372-96-1.48%
20236,468-96-1.46%
20226,564-96-1.44%
20216,660-114-1.68%
20206,774510.76%
20196,723-157-2.28%
20186,880-132-1.88%
20177,012-183-2.54%
20167,195-259-3.47%
20157,454-182-2.38%
20147,636-57-0.74%
20137,693-163-2.07%
20127,856-243-3%
20118,099-39-0.48%
20108,138
199011,333-2,719-19.35%
198014,052-1,605-10.25%
197015,657-1,670-9.64%
196017,327-2,213-11.33%
195019,540-1,593-7.54%
194021,1334822.33%
193020,651-950-4.4%
192021,6011,6948.51%
191019,9073,09118.38%
190016,8161,4809.65%
189015,3365,76260.18%
18809,5741,23814.85%
18708,3362,67947.36%
18605,6573,608176.09%
18502,0491,113118.91%
1840936475103.04%
1830461-5,431-92.18%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.48% (-96)
County Seat
2010 Population
8,138
Area
607 mi²
Density
10 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-21.7% (-1,766)
Founded
November 2, 1829

Monroe County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,65653.87%
Black or African American2,95443.52%
Two or more races1462.15%
Asian220.32%
Native American90.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Monroe County, Arkansas Population by Race

Monroe County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Monroe County, Arkansas Median Age

45.8

Total

44

Male

47.4

Female

Monroe County, Arkansas Adults

There are 5,322 adults, (1,593 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Arkansas.

Monroe County, Arkansas Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female3,50951.7%
Male3,27848.3%

Monroe County, Arkansas Population by Age

Monroe County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8262.3763.636.4
Non Family1,2611.0558.441.6
Married1,0433.0580.719.3
Female4544.2236.863.2
Male684.067525
showing: 5 rows

3.37

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Monroe County, Arkansas 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 County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Arkansas 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 asian people with a rate of 59.09%.

Monroe County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,434

Average Earnings

$48,115

Average Male

$27,924

Average Female

Monroe County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Monroe County, Arkansas Language

99.32% of Monroe County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 0.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Monroe County, Arkansas Language

Monroe County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,9241,23042.07%
White3,5853429.54%
Multiple1452013.79%
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23.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.24%

Male Poverty Rate

27.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Arkansas is Black, with 42.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Arkansas is White, with 9.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.58%.

Monroe County, Arkansas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.68%
Some College22.82%
High School14.32%
Bachelors or Greater8.13%
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Monroe County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.88%
Female Unemployed24.2%
Female Employed14.8%
Male Employed1.61%
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Monroe County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Monroe County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Monroe County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Monroe County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

462

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Monroe County, Arkansas Veterans by War

count

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Monroe County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

count

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Monroe County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Monroe County, Arkansas 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

81.82%

Born in Monroe County, Arkansas

99.68%

Native Born

0.32%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.68% of Monroe County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 81.82% having been born in Arkansas. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Monroe County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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