Monroe County, Florida Population 2021

Monroe County, Florida's estimated population is 73,170 with a growth rate of -0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Florida is the 40th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 73,220 and has seen a growth of -0.07% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202173,170-529-0.72%
202073,699-529-0.71%
201974,228-529-0.71%
201874,757-1,726-2.26%
201776,483-389-0.51%
201676,8722240.29%
201576,6483870.51%
201476,2614480.59%
201375,8131,2531.68%
201274,5605930.80%
201173,9677471.02%
201073,220-4,804-6.16%
199078,02414,83623.48%
198063,18810,60220.16%
197052,5864,6659.73%
196047,92117,96459.97%
195029,95715,879112.79%
194014,0784543.33%
193013,624-5,926-30.31%
192019,550-2,013-9.34%
191021,5633,55719.75%
190018,006-780-4.15%
189018,7867,84671.72%
188010,9405,28393.39%
18705,6572,74494.20%
18602,91326810.13%
18502,6451,957284.45%
184068817133.08%
18305170.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.72%
County Website
State
Founded
July 3, 1823
County Seat
2010 Population
73,220
Growth Since 2010
-0.07%
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Monroe County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White66,72888.03%
Black or African American5,5457.32%
Some Other Race1,3221.74%
Asian1,0581.40%
Two or More Races9341.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1300.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.11%
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Monroe County, Florida Population by Race

Monroe County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Monroe County, Florida Median Age

47.7


Total

48


Male

47.5


Female

Monroe County, Florida Adults

There are 64,343 adults, (16,789 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Florida.

Monroe County, Florida Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

36,307

47.90%

Male

39,491

52.10%

Monroe County, Florida Population by Age

Monroe County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Monroe County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
All59.5%40.5%
Male52.1%47.9%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Female43.4%56.6%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Monroe County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,0682.359.5
Married15,0502.7571.2
Non Family13,2701.449.9
Female2,4083.7943.4
Male1,3403.6252.1

2.81

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Monroe County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4754.16%
9th to 12th Grade2,6304.42%
High School Graduate15,88826.71%
Some College12,92121.72%
Associates Degree5,1118.59%
Bachelors Degree12,78921.50%
Graduate Degree7,67812.91%
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Monroe County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Monroe County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White42,01040,43316,710
Hispanic12,6819,7172,588
Black3,7303,304696
Other Race932764114
Asian784701334
2+ Races523475154
Islander13035
Native American7070

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 asian people with a rate of 42.60%.

Monroe County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,917$41,438$32,149
Less Than 9th Grade$25,700$27,442$21,470
High School Graduate$31,902$37,302$26,668
Some College$37,123$42,004$32,119
Bachelors Degree$46,487$53,412$40,590
Graduate Degree$54,981$63,813$51,364

$37,917

Average Earnings

$41,438

Average Male

$32,149

Average Female

Monroe County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Monroe County, Florida Language by Age

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Monroe County, Florida Language

77.56% of Monroe County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.38% of the population.

Monroe County, Florida Language

Monroe County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,5324,1778.43%
Hispanic18,1602,56814.14%
Black5,2711,10120.89%
Other1,31251739.41%
Asian1,03511511.11%
Multiple91110811.86%
Islander1309573.08%
Native724055.56%

10.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.15%

Male Poverty Rate

10.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Florida is Islander, with 73.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Florida is White, with 8.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.55%.

Monroe County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.90%
High School11.95%
Some College9.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%

Monroe County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed29.36%
Female Unemployed12.45%
Female Employed5.14%
Male Employed4.70%

Monroe County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Monroe County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,033$104,034
Families$83,576$122,785
Married Families$93,406-
Non Families$45,901$73,242
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Income by Household Type

Monroe County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Monroe County, Florida 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 County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Monroe County, Florida Marital Status

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6,537

Number of Veterans

5,917

Male Veterans

620

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,429
Second Gulf War1,358
First Gulf War1,293
Korea475
World War II152

Monroe County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,852
75+1,579
35 to 541,266
55 to 641,175
18 to 34665

Monroe County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,12910.83%
Hispanic6564.65%
Black1984.91%
2+ Races8515.60%
Islander5441.54%
Asian546.27%
Other Race171.81%

Monroe County, Florida Veterans by Race

Monroe County, Florida Veterans by Education

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9.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Florida Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Florida Employment by Age

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Monroe County, Florida Employment by Race

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Monroe County, Florida 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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28.86%

Born in Monroe County, Florida

80.91%

Native Born

19.09%

Foreign Born

9.54%

Non Citizen

9.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.91% of Monroe County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 28.86% having been born in Florida. 9.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Monroe County, Florida 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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