Monroe County, Georgia Population 2020

Monroe County, Georgia's estimated population is 28,198 with a growth rate of 1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Monroe County, Georgia is the 65th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202028,1983391.22%
201927,8593391.23%
201827,5203391.25%
201727,1812460.91%
201626,9352040.76%
201526,731500.19%
201426,681510.19%
201326,6302450.93%
201226,385320.12%
201126,3531670.64%
201026,1869,07353.02%
199017,1132,50317.13%
198014,6103,61932.93%
197010,9914964.73%
196010,495-28-0.27%
195010,523-226-2.10%
194010,749-857-7.38%
193011,606-8,532-42.37%
192020,138-312-1.53%
191020,450-232-1.12%
190020,6821,5458.07%
189019,1373291.75%
188018,8081,5959.27%
187017,2131,2607.90%
186015,953-1,032-6.08%
185016,9857104.36%
184016,275730.45%
183016,2020.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.22%
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Founded
1826
County Seat

Monroe County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,82973.41%
Black or African American6,30223.33%
Some Other Race3261.21%
Asian2510.93%
Two or More Races2500.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.19%

Monroe County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Monroe County, Georgia Median Age

43.1


Total

41.5


Male

44.7


Female

Monroe County, Georgia Adults

There are 21,358 adults, (4,736 of whom are seniors) in Monroe County, Georgia.

Monroe County, Georgia Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Monroe County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

13,410

49.65%

Male

13,600

50.35%

Monroe County, Georgia Households and Families

Monroe County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Monroe County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All79.2%20.8%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Male72%28%
Female54%46%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8032.6579.2
Married5,0843.1889.2
Non Family3,3051.1672.8
Female1,0824.3454
Male3323.9272

3.31

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Monroe County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6353.33%
9th to 12th Grade2,22311.67%
High School Graduate6,46133.91%
Some College3,59618.88%
Associates Degree1,1285.92%
Bachelors Degree2,81614.78%
Graduate Degree2,19211.51%

Monroe County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,05412,6844,266
Black4,1942,934435
Hispanic39617332
Other Race282198127
Asian191186107
Multiple Races606041
Native American2929

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 multiple races people with a rate of 68.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,468$48,557$28,945
Less Than High School$25,321$25,297$25,400
High School Grad$27,176$37,656$20,394
Some College$40,305$50,906$29,493
Bachelors Degree$45,230$64,196$36,150
Graduate Degree$64,886$94,464$60,347

$38,468

Average Earnings

$48,557

Average Male

$28,945

Average Female

Monroe County, Georgia Language

Monroe County, Georgia Language by Age

Monroe County, Georgia Language

95.40% of Monroe County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 4.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Monroe County, Georgia Poverty

Monroe County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,8902,00310.60%
Black5,8271,46025.06%
Multiple2356427.23%
Asian2516325.10%
Hispanic584254.28%
Other317154.73%

13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.29%

Male Poverty Rate

15.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Monroe County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Georgia is Multiple, with 27.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Monroe County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 4.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.91%
High School20.52%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.31%
Male Unemployed56.29%
Female Employed7.59%
Male Employed0.71%

Monroe County, Georgia Income

Monroe County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,050$86,538
Families$71,752$104,404
Married Families$90,889-
Non Families$27,387$39,679

Monroe County, Georgia Marital Status

Monroe County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Monroe County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Monroe County, Georgia 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 55-64.

Monroe County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Monroe County, Georgia Veterans

1,924

Number of Veterans

1,782

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam766
Second Gulf War392
First Gulf War315
Korea104
World War II27
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74570
35 to 54486
75+381
55 to 64265
18 to 34222
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5129.60%
Black3967.92%
Hispanic143.00%
2 or More912.00%
Indian724.14%

$Monroe County, Georgia Veterans by Education

6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Monroe County, Georgia Employment Status

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Monroe County, Georgia 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

73.69%

Born in Georgia

97.21%

Native Born

2.79%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.21% of Monroe County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 73.69% having been born in Georgia. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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